Nicotine and Commercial Tobacco Policy Milestones

CA Prop 99 Tobacco Tax and Health Protection Act & TRDRP Formation

In November 1988, California voters approved Proposition 99, also known as the California Tobacco Tax and Health Protection Act of 1988, increasing the tax on cigarettes by 25 cents per pack.

California Proposition 99, Tobacco Tax Increase Initiative (1988)

Proposition 99 also designated 5 percent of revenues ($0.0125 per pack) to tobacco-related disease research resulting in the formation of the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). Proposition 99 made California the model for a comprehensive state tobacco control program aimed at denormalizing the use of tobacco products.

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP)