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Big Tobacco has no shame; show them a loss on Proposition 29

The shameful, deceitful, irresponsible ad campaign by Big Tobacco on California’s Proposition 29 seems so transparent that one would think it was a theatrical satire rather than a duel to the death.

But a duel to the death it is. And because Big Tobacco is spending tens of millions of dollars trying to defeat a $1 per pack tax on cigarettes that could save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, support for Proposition 29 — once overwhelming is slipping badly.