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Editorial: Tobacco Companies Distorting Facts on Prop. 29

A Sacramento Bee editorial states that the tobacco industry is waging a "misinformation campaign" by attempting "to convince [voters] that doctors actually oppose Proposition 29," a June ballot initiative that would increase California's tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack to raise funds for cancer research. The editorial adds that voters "should do their research and make up their own minds" because the industry "will use every distortion to keep selling their deadly products."

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