24 January 2006
Eight bucks a pack
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, apparently upset that there are still New Yorkers who smoke, is proposing to raise the city's tobacco tax another 50 cents per pack, bringing the combined city/state levy to $3.50.
"We're trying to save the lives of our children," he said on one of his periodic pilgrimages to Albany.
At this price, it might be cheaper to move every child in the Big Apple to New Jersey and be done with it.Posted at 10:42 AM to Dyssynergy
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» Dispatch from the War on Tobacco from Sean Gleeson
New York City, which already bans smoking in all public places and charges the highest cigarette tax in the country, needs to hike taxes another 50 cents per pack. Mayor Bloomberg says the new tax would somehow “save the lives of our children......[read more]