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Putting tobacco in a pinch
Ventura County Star

California’s legislative leaders last week sent a message to the tobacco industry that was about as subtle as an exploding cigar:

Lend your support to an increase in California’s tobacco tax, or be prepared to deal with additional tobacco regulations that would be good for public health but bad for your business.

And by the way: If you block a tax increase in the Legislature this year, there’s a very good chance voters will enact a potentially bigger one next year.