There are 116 municipalities that enacted local laws that do not contain the same loopholes as the state law and qualify as 100% smokefree for non-hospitality workplaces.
56, the November ballot measure that would hike the price of cigarettes by $2 a pack, are accusing their opponents of breaking the law and intentionally confusing voters.
"This a blatant violation of California election law," said Andy Stroud, an attorney representing the "Yes on 56" campaign.
Until now, there has been little information regarding the implementation and effectiveness of these laws in California. ANR has additional information on California economic impact and public opinion data.
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Similar measures to raise taxes on cigarettes failed in 20. GLANTZ: Big Tobacco aims its guns to kill California tobacco tax San Francisco Chronicle August 21, 2016 Public health and medical advocates have been working for nearly two years to increase Californias tobacco tax, one of the nations lowest, by US$2.00. Reynolds Tobacco Company, with a Coalition of Taxpayers, Educators, Healthcare Professionals, Law Enforcement, Labor, and Small Businesses." And on August 5, they put in another $19 million, bringing their total so far to fight Proposition 56 to $36 million.