The American Cancer Society, American heart Association, and American Lung Association support Prop 29 because they know it will save lives and keep kids from smoking.
Health researchers project that this new $1 tobacco tax - paid only those who purchase tobacco products - will save 104,000 lives; stop 228,000 kids from smoking and generate more than $500 million every year to support life-saving research in California into cancers, heart disease, and other smoking-related illnesses.
Every argument against Prop 29 is paid for by Big Tobacco. They know voting yes on Prop 29 will reduce the number of smokers in California and keep tens of thousands of kids from starting.
This is an industry that swore under oath that "nicotine is not addictive". Big Tobacco will say, do, and spend anything to get Californians to vote no.
Don't buy their lies.
Prop 29 provides critical new funding for life-saving research in California, with important taxpayer safeguards and strict financial accountability.
Prop 29 will save lives now and in the future. And it may lead us to a cure.
Join the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and American Lung Association --- VOTE YES on PROP 29.