This November 1988 ballot initiative added a 25-cent tax per pack of cigarettes and was updated in 1989 to include tax on other tobacco products.
This July 2017 ballot initiative further increased the tax per pack of cigarettes by $2.00, with an equivalent tax on all tobacco products.
Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee (TEROC) is a 13-member legislatively mandated advisory committee charged with overseeing the use of Proposition 99 and Proposition 56 tobacco tax revenues for tobacco control and prevention education, and for tobacco-related research.
TEROC provides advice to the California Department of Public Health, the University of California, and the California Department of Education regarding the administration of the Proposition 99 and Proposition 56-funded programs.
The Committee publishes and periodically updates a
state master plan for tobacco control and tobacco-related research, and makes recommendations to the State Legislature for improving Proposition 99 and Proposition 56-funded tobacco control and tobacco-related research efforts in California.cam
TEROC Master Plan
Funds enable American Indian Education Centers (AIEC) to implement supplemental prevention education, intervention, and cessation programs, and youth development programs directed at the reduction of commercial tobacco use among youth.