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The folly of paying for healthcare programs with cigarette taxes

To the editor: Michael Hiltzik is correct that “California’s ballot initiative process traditionally has been a laboratory for new methods of campaign deceit,” excoriating the opponents’ campaign against Proposition 56, which would increase the state cigarette tax by $2 a pack. (“The tobacco industry's...
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