SF tentatively approves cigarette tax

June 29, 2009 5:29:40 PM PDT
San Francisco's budget committee Monday approved a compromise 20 cent tax on a pack of cigarettes.

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The original proposal was 33 cents a pack.

The revenue will be used to recover at least part of the nearly $11 million the city spends removing cigarette butts from streets and sidewalks.

The full board votes on the measure Tuesday.

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