Tobacco tax pits Armstrong against Reynolds

Cancer survivor and cycling champion Lance Armstrong is placing $ 1.5 million after a ballot amount to contribute $ 1 a pile to cigarette tax California, even as tobacco manufacture companies has bear most of $ 40.7 million directed at stopping this.

Voters in 5th June presidential election will resolve whether to arouse tax to $1.87 pile and guide the extra revenue for cancer research as well as stop-smoking events. Extending the resistance are Altria Group as well as Reynolds American, the raise of RJ Reynolds Tobacco, the 2 top sellers in US.