Would California’s Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike Reduce Smoking? Just Ask New Yorkers
Opponents ultimately reject the tax, no matter how the revenues would be spent.
“I’m opposed to every manner of taxing,” says Steven Greenhut, Western Region director for the R Street Institute, a free market think tank that promotes limited government. “Let people make their own choices.”
He doesn’t like that Proposition 56 would tax e-cigarettes, too.
“Vaping is not entirely safe,” he says. “But it’s pretty clear that vaping is far less harmful than smoking.”