A petition is being circulated in California to raise the tax on cigarettes by $1.00 per pack, this initiative is being backed by the American Lung Asssociation. This additional tax would fund student financial aid at the University of California and California state.

This seems to be pretty bogus. Student loans are given out and guaranteed by the Federal Government as well as Pell grants, there is no need for this tax and it surely will find its way to the general funds, not financial aid.



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