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Californian voters increase cigarette tax

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 14 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1339
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    California voters have approved a controversial initiative that will use money from an increase in cigarette tax to fund antismoking programmes and campaigns.

    Last week's initiative–known as Proposition 10–was passed by a tiny margin, with 50.1% of voters in favour. It approved an increase of 50 cents (31p) per pack in the state's cigarette tax. The …

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