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Bill would allow local taxes on tobacco

August 24, 2015

Record-Bee Community News

August 20, 2015

Senator Mike McGuire’s legislation to continue to fight the impacts of tobacco use on public health was approved in the Senate’s Extraordinary Session Committee on Health Care this week. California has one of the lowest tobacco taxes in the nation, currently ranking 35th with a tax of 87 cents.

“Nearly 40,000 Californians die every year from smoking and tobacco related diseases,” McGuire said. “Tobacco use continues to be a public health crisis and we know that the most effective way to reduce smoking, especially among young people, is the price point for a pack of cigarettes.”

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