Written by intern || @CaDarius_
California tobacco and vaping smokers are in for a rude awakening. In November of 2016, voters approved the state cigarette tax increase by $2, more than the original 87-cent tax that is set now.
The spike went into effect Saturday and is projected to raise at least $1.4 billion a year. According to CBS 5 KPIX, the money is predicted to be a “health plan for people with low incomes jointly funded by state and federal governments.”
California plans for the costly tax increase to act as a deterrent, encouraging smokers to quit or those thinking about picking up the habit to never start.