Californians Embrace Term Limits For State Legislators
Proposition 29 sought to use the extra tax money from tobacco in order to fund research on tobacco-related diseases as well as prevention programs. The American Cancer Society also predicted that that the increase in tobacco prices would deter 220,000 kids from taking up smoking and 100,000 current smokers to stop smoking. While the proponents of the law raised $11 million, the tobacco companies raised nearly $47 million to defeat Prop 29 and judging by the results, it looks like they were successful.
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