Prop. 56 a beneficial source of revenue

By Anastasia Landeros Everyone knows the commercial. A young woman stands at a liquor store counter and hands over some money in exchange for a pack of cigarettes. The clerk tells her that it won’t be enough so she gently peels the skin off her cheeks and places it on the counter. It’s gross and, if you’re like most people watching, an audible “Ew” escapes as the narrator warns “What’s a…

October 20, 2016
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Tax raise unaffordable for smokers

By Gil Milanes Proposition 56 intends to increase sales tax on tobacco products by $2, which is unfair and unaffordable for smokers. Prop. 56 can potentially put tobacco companies out of business if passed. The State of California would increase sale taxes on electronic cigarettes and any products that contains tobacco. The increase on sale taxes will hurt the pocket of tobacco and electronic cigarette users. One tactic that people…

October 20, 2016
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