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Big Tobacco Pours Millions Into California Cigarette Tax Fight

  • California is one of four states considering a higher levy
  • The measure is the third attempt at an increase in a decade

Reynolds American Inc., Altria Group Inc. and other tobacco companies are steering millions of dollars to defeating a $2 cigarette-tax increase in California, a high-stakes effort and the third such fight in a decade in the most populous U.S. state.

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