Posts Tagged ‘Cigarettes’

Photo: Cigarette Break

7th and H Street, NW.  March 30th.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

Photo: Lighting Cigarettes

© 2011 Matt Dunn

D.C. Cigarette Tax Hike Fail

Allow LL to follow up on the new city revenue projections for a second. In his letter to the mayor and D.C. Council, Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi informed them that a $.50 per-pack cigarette tax hike implemented last October has not gone as planned.
Because the increase, to $2.50, catapulted the District's rate over [...]

Morning Roundup: The Young and Restless Edition

Wednesday morning’s roundup is brought to you by the young and restless intern, who is refusing  to write about any Social-Security-sucking, ozone-depleting, spotlight-hogging baby boomers today.
While walking past a convenience store last  week, I noticed a sign that borderline panicked: “Get your vanilla cigarettes before they are banned!” The sign nearly inspired my non-smoking [...]

Our Morning Roundup: When It Comes to Phelps, Only Bad News Matters

Good morning, City Desk readers, and welcome to another Freedom Friday! How about this "heat wave," enh? ENH?
Michael Phelps, Olympiad and hero to long-necked people everywhere, crashed his Escalade in Baltimore last night. To give you an impression of how bad the accident was, here's WaPo's headline: "Phelps Uninjured in Two-Vehicle Crash." There wasn't enough [...]