Opponents of Proposition 56, California’s proposed tobacco tax increase, have raised more than $66 million. Nearly all of that money has come from the tobacco industry and much of it has been spent on television ads criticizing the initiative.
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Supporters of California’s Prop 56 – the proposed tobacco tax increase - launched a new statewide TV ad this week, warning about the dangers of smoking. The ad comes days after the tobacco industry raised another $18 million to fight the tax hike.