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A shop owner sells a pack of cigarettes to a customer in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Californians Weigh Proposition 29 $1 Per Pack Tobacco Tax

California voters were deciding Tuesday whether to approve a tobacco tax that pits Lance Armstrong against major cigarette makers in a multimillion-dollar fight.

06/05/2012

Cigarette, Tobacco generic

Phil Matier: Study Finds Tobacco Tax Money Not Going To Prevention Measures

KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at exactly where money is being spent from California’s tobacco tax.

05/29/2012

smoking

KCBS In Depth: Pros And Cons Of Prop 29

A look at both sides of Proposition 29, the initiative on the June ballot, which would increase the tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack if approved.

05/13/2012

Dr. LaDonna Porter (No on Proposition 29)

Gov. Brown Ousts Anti Prop. 29 Doctor From Advisory Panel

Gov. Jerry Brown has booted a doctor from a state advisory panel after she appeared in industry-funded television ads slamming a proposed tobacco tax to fund cancer research.

05/11/2012

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Tobacco Industry Raises Millions To Fight Proposition 29

If voters approve the tax measure Lance Armstrong is championing in the June primary, smokers in the nation’s most populous state will pay an extra $1 for each pack they buy, raising hundreds of millions of dollars.

05/08/2012

smoking

San Jose Further Restricts Outdoor Smoking

The San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an ordinance that will further restrict outdoor smoking within city limits.

04/11/2012

smoking

Medi-Cal Helps Beneficiaries Kick Smoking Habit

Hundreds of thousands of Californians who want to kick their tobacco habits have a new tool to help them do so.

12/26/2011

(AP)

Tobacco Sales to Minors in California Fall to Record Low

The illegal sale of tobacco to minors is down to its lowest rate in California since the data was kept, according to the latest statistics from the state’s Department of Public Health.

09/23/2011

(AP)

Gilroy, Morgan Hill Get Failing Grades On Youth Tobacco Use

A new tobacco report card shows most cities in Santa Clara County have made significant strides in prioritizing tobacco prevention efforts in sales of cigarettes to minors. Gilroy and Morgan Hill were the exceptions.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/27/2011

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Safeway Challenge To SF Pharmacy Tobacco Ban Dismissed

The city of San Francisco’s pioneering ban on tobacco sales by pharmacies has survived its latest challenge, a constitutional lawsuit by the Safeway grocery store chain.

CBS San Francisco–07/15/2011

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