Depending on what voters decide next week, smoking in California could soon become a much pricier habit.

Proposition 56, one of 17 statewide measures on the ballot this November, would increase the state’s tobacco tax by $2 per pack, a huge leap from the current rate of

Source:: The Lowdown

Should California to Raise Its Tobacco Tax? (Includes Lesson Plan) 8 March,2017Matthew Green

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Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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