Groups Warn Prop. 29 Would Hurt Small Tobacco Retailers
The San Francisco-based Latin American and Caribbean Business Chamber of Commerce, the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce and the California Black Chamber of Commerce 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 and smoking cessation programs. The groups say the measure would hurt small businesses that sell tobacco products.
- "Small Tobacco Retailers Worry Prop. 29 Would 'Shut Them Out'" (Manneh, New America Media, 6/4).