The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network donated $1 million to the campaign for Prop 29 today, which would raise the price of a pack of cigarettes in California by $1 if voters pass it on June 5.
The $1 tax, which would be on top of the 87 cents in cigarette tax Californians already pay per pack, would go toward cancer research, smoking cessation programs and youth smoking prevention.
In January, the California chapter of the American Lung Association on its tobacco report card, stating that the city is not protecting its citizens from the dangers of tobacco, according to a study released today by the California chapter of the American Lung Association.
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