Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
Imposes additional 5 cent tax on each cigarette distributed ($1.00 per pack), and indirectly increases tax on other tobacco products. Tax revenues allocated to specified purposes, including tobacco use prevention programs, enforcement of tobacco-related laws, and research, prevention and treatment of various conditions, including breast and cervical cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, stroke, asthma, colorectal cancer and obesity. Excludes tax revenue appropriations from constitutional appropriation limits, minimum school funding requirements (Proposition 98), and reduction by the Governor (Proposition 76). Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Increase in new state tobacco tax revenues of about $1 billion annually by 2007-08, declining slightly annually thereafter. Those revenues would be used for various health and tobacco-related programs. Unknown but probably significant savings in state and local government health care costs over time due to expected reduction in consumption of tobacco products and due to other factors.
Charles G. Smith
Failed to Qualify
Tax on Cigarettes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute. California Initiative 1160 (2005).