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  AZ-2006-Proposition 201 (Smoke-Free Arizona Act)
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Parents > United States > Arizona > Propositions > 2006 Propositions > AZ-2006-Proposition 201 (Smoke-Free Arizona Act)
OfficeInitiative
Type Referendum
Filing Deadline July 05, 2006 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 07, 2006 - 07:00am Central
Polls Close November 07, 2006 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start January 01, 2007 - 01:00pm
Term End December 31, 9999 - 01:00pm
Turnout 59.49% Registered 29.50% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedThomas Walker July 25, 2007 03:05pm
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Description
Smoke-Free Arizona Act
The Smoke-Free Arizona Act protects the right of Arizonans to breathe clean indoor air by prohibiting smoking in enclosed public places and places of employment. Breathing second hand smoke harms children, seniors and people with existing health problems the most. Enforcement by the Arizona Department of Health Services will be paid for by a tax on cigarettes of one tenth of one cent per cigarette. Limited exceptions are provided such as private residences, retail tobacco stores, and outdoor patios. No smoking signs will be posted in all areas where smoking is prohibited.


Currently, state statutes provide that smoking tobacco is prohibited in certain areas and most state buildings. A person who smokes where smoking is prohibited is guilty of a petty offense. Several cities and towns also have restrictions on smoking in public places.

Proposition 201 would prohibit smoking in all public places and places of employment, except as provided by the proposition. These exceptions include:
1. Retail tobacco stores that are physically separated and independently ventilated.
2. Veterans and fraternal clubs when they are not open to the public.
3. Hotel rooms designated as smoking rooms.
4. Outdoor patios.

Proposition 201 would increase the state tax on cigarettes from $1.18 per pack to $1.20 per pack. Taxes on cigars and other tobacco products would not be increased by this proposition. Revenues collected from this tax would be de

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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
08/09/2006 11/07/2006
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Yes ------1
Leaning Call: Yes (100.00%)
Weighted Call: Yes (100.00%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
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03/03/2006 10/16/2006

CANDIDATES
Photo  
Name Yes No  
PartyYES NO  
Campaign Logo  
Certified Votes828,685 (54.76%) 684,711 (45.24%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -143,974 (-9.51%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
Website  
Entry Date 00/00/2006 00/00/2006  
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MATCHUP POLLS (3 from 2 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg46.11%-- 46.95%--  
Social Research Laboratory/NAU 
10/11/06-10/16/06
56.00% -- 39.00% --
Arizona State University 
09/21/06-09/24/06
57.00% -- 33.00% --
Social Research Laboratory/NAU 
03/03/06-03/07/06
70.00% -- 23.00% --
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