Welcome to California. America’s "nonsmoking section," stated an ad from the California Tobacco Control Program. Tobacco users have listened, and so many have quit the unhealthy habit that the state budget is getting sicker.
Many California smokers just buy them in Mexico or Nevada, we have serious doubts that only 11% of Californian’s smoke. However, what is interesting in this article is that Kalifornia is so dependent on cigarette taxes they want to increase them. They bet the bank on hundreds of million dollars that was to be paid by the MSA and that money has dwindled substantially. Now some are saying "Time to let smokers alone". You can’t have it both ways: tax money and banning smoking everywhere.