Enacting tobacco taxes by direct popular vote in the United States: lessons from 20 years of experience.

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BACKGROUND Tobacco tax increases reduce tobacco use, can provide funds for tobacco prevention and enjoy broad public support. Because of tobacco industry influence in legislatures, US public health advocates have shifted the venue for tobacco tax policymaking to direct popular vote 22 times since 1988. METHODS We combined case studies of individual state… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/tc.2009.029843

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