UC Regents Support Ballot Measure on Tobacco Tax
Last week, University of California regents endorsed a ballot measure that would raise by $1 the tax on tobacco sales to fund medical research and smoking cessation programs. The California Cancer Research Act -- which will appear on the June 5, 2012, presidential primary ballot --Â has been projected to raise more than $855 million annually for the research and education programs. Â
- "UC Regents Endorse Tobacco Tax for Cancer Research" (Richman, Oakland Tribune, 9/16).