California Healthline Daily Edition

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

Contra Costa Supervisors Back Cigarette Tax Hike Measure

On Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously endorsed Proposition 29, a June ballot initiative that would increase California's tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack to raise $855 million annually for cancer research and smoking prevention and cessation programs. Representatives of the American Cancer Society had urged the board to join other backers of the ballot measure.

This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.