SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) – 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.

Elk Grove physician LaDonna Porter starred in a recent spot for the No on Proposition 29 campaign, where she warned that the anti-smoking measure would create a bureaucracy that could send tax dollars out of state.

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The June measure championed by cycling legend and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong would add a $1 per pack cigarette tax.

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The Democratic governor removed Porter and five other appointees to the committee that identifies toxicants Thursday. All were appointed by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Porter also appeared in anti-tobacco tax campaign ads in 2006, and in ads opposing regulation of the water pollutant perchlorate.

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