School district supports ballot measure against smoking

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education endorsed the California Cancer Research Act earlier this month.
The act is a statewide initiative aimed at reducing the number of teenagers who smoke. The measure would impose an additional $1 tax per pack of cigarettes, bringing the cost of a 20-cigarette pack in California to about $6.19.
If passed, the tax would generate about $855 million annually that would go to anti-smoking programs statewide. The money would also be used to fun...

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