Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong said today that his LIVESTRONG Foundation is making a $1.5 million contribution to support a June ballot measure that would increase the state tobacco tax to raise money for cancer research and anti-smoking programs.
Armstrong, a cancer survivor, previously supported the drive to qualify Proposition 29 for the ballot. He said the measure “will save lives, stop kids from smoking” and support the search for cancer cures.
“We feel that it’s worth every penny,” he said of the proposed $1-a-pack tax hike.
Backers of the June ballot measure include the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association.
I support Proposition 29 as well and will vote for it in June.
As far as I am concerned, they cannot raise this tax high enough, for all of the human misery tobacco products cause.
By the way, this tax will easily pass at the California ballot box.