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Proposition 56: Will Californians Triple Their Cigarette Tax?

Though most Californians have kicked the smoking habit, they will still face a decision this November: should the statewide cigarette tax be increased by $2? Although California has the second-lowest smoking rate in the country at 11.6 percent, proponents still hope to raise a significant amount of revenue by hiking tobacco tax rates. The revenue would be used primarily to supplement healthcare funding for low-income adults.
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