Californian voters increase cigarette taxBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7169.1339a (Published 14 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1339
- Deborah Josefson
- 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 …