Report: Anti-smoking legislation could generate $700 million a year for cancer research Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 March 2012 10:47
Expert BriefingWith California voters set to vote in June on a proposition (Prop 29) that would generate more than $700 million a year for cancer research and anti-smoking efforts through a new $1 a pack tax on cigarettes, the The Burrill Report- a newsletter that provides actionable market intelligence on the latest global developments and trends in the life sciences industry has published an audio podcast on the subject.

According to the publication, the measure is opposed by tobacco companies as a “$735 million tax hike” that is “flawed and poorly drafted,” but proponents including patient advocacy groups and universities argue it will bring significant health and economic benefits to the Golden State. We spoke to Jim Knox, vice president of legislative advocacy for the American Cancer Society and a member of the Yes on 29 board, about the proposition, what passage could mean to cancer research, and what it would do for California’s status as a center for biomedical innovation.



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