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  • Tom Steyer says his mother smoked three packs a day

    Tom Steyer and Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, joined a coalition of medical and labor groups at C.K. McClatchy High School earlier this year to launch a petition to put a tobacco tax increase on the November ballot.

Tom Steyer and Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, joined a coalition of medical and labor groups at C.K. McClatchy High School earlier this year to launch a petition to put a tobacco tax increase on the November ballot. tluna@sacbee.com
Tom Steyer and Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, joined a coalition of medical and labor groups at C.K. McClatchy High School earlier this year to launch a petition to put a tobacco tax increase on the November ballot. tluna@sacbee.com
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