Californians pay among the lowest taxes on tobacco products in the nation at 87 cents per pack of 20 cigarettes, which hasn’t changed in nearly two decades. Proposition 56 would raise the tax to $2.87 a pack. Taxes on other tobacco products, including vaping products, would also increase.
Californians pay among the lowest taxes on tobacco products in the nation at 87 cents per pack of 20 cigarettes, which hasn’t changed in nearly two decades. Proposition 56 would raise the tax to $2.87 a pack. Taxes on other tobacco products, including vaping products, would also increase. Gene J. Puskar Associated Press file
Californians pay among the lowest taxes on tobacco products in the nation at 87 cents per pack of 20 cigarettes, which hasn’t changed in nearly two decades. Proposition 56 would raise the tax to $2.87 a pack. Taxes on other tobacco products, including vaping products, would also increase. Gene J. Puskar Associated Press file
Capitol Alert

Capitol Alert

The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Tobacco companies drop nearly $17 million into anti-tax campaign

July 18, 2016 12:32 PM

Comments

Advertising

Catherine Bettar
916-321-1083
cbettar@sacbee.com

Capitol Alert staff


Amy Chance
Political editor
achance@sacbee.com
@Amy_Chance

Dan Smith
Capitol bureau chief
smith@sacbee.com
@DanielSnowSmith

Jim Miller
California policy and politics
Capitol Alert editor
jmiller@sacbee.com
@jimmiller2

Christopher Cadelago
California politics
ccadelago@sacbee.com
@ccadelago

Angela Hart
California politics
ahart@sacbee.com
@ahartreports

Alexei Koseff
Legislature
akoseff@sacbee.com
@akoseff

Taryn Luna
lobbying and influence
tluna@sacbee.com
@tarynluna

Twitter
@CapitolAlert

Facebook
@capitolalert