Proposition 29

AP: Not Enough 'Yes' Votes Left Uncounted For Cigarette Tax To PassA closely-watched effort to impose a new tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research in the nation's most populous state has failed by less than a percentage point after remaining too close to call for more than two weeks.
Fate Of $1 Cigarette Tax Hike Still UncertainFabled as a mecca for the health-conscious and fitness-obsessed, California is also one of only a few states that hasn't hiked cigarette taxes in the last decade — and the tobacco industry wants to keep it that way.