Thursday, March 09, 2006

Around one in five adults smoke these days. And I swear every single one of them play in the bar-sponsored free poker tournaments. *Cough* *cough*.

Link via Adam C at RedHot.

Update: the endlessly cynical Minuteman thinks that the Post has got it wrong, and that it's all about the bootlegging and the Prohibition and the taxation. Eh, I've never been able to take the idea of cigarette bootlegging seriously, and the article specifically notes a wide-spread shift from branded cigarettes to the much cheaper generics, which suggests that your average smoker gets around tax hikes by sticking it to Big Brand Tobacco, rather than trying to dodge the taxman.

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