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Tobacco Company Donating Funds for Cigarette Tax Battle

Philip Morris USA has donated approximately $128,115 in donations to fight a ballot measure that would raise the cigarette tax by $1 per pack to fund cancer research and prevention initiatives. The measure is slated for the February 2012 ballot, but it could appear in June as part of a proposed special election.

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