Support for new California tobacco tax drops

From SJ Mercury:

A ubiquitous TV ad campaign by tobacco companies has cut significantly into the support for a tobacco-tax initiative with less than two weeks to go before the election.

Voters back Proposition 29 by 53 percent to 42 percent, but that represents a steep drop from a much stronger base of support earlier this year, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California. Only two months earlier, two-thirds of likely voters said they would vote to increase taxes on cigarettes by $1 a pack to support cancer research.

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