Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sin Tax Increases State's Role

From the NYT:
Calls to New York City’s 311 hot line for help to quit smoking surged in the week after cigarette taxes went up in early June, driving the cost of a typical pack up to around $8.50 (and in some cases to more than $10), the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced on Thursday morning.
The bureaucracy is growing to meet the needs of the growing bureaucracy.

[HT: Robert Schmidt]

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