Please Commence Hoarding Cigs Now

From today's News:

New York City's tax on cigarettes — already the highest in the nation — should be upped another 50 cents per pack, with the revenue going to public health efforts to stop smoking, Mayor Bloomberg proposed yesterday.

The hike would raise the combined city and state tax on cigarettes to $3.50 per pack, which would bring the price of a pack of smokes in some parts of the city to a staggering $8.

We have no further comment, as we're too busy looking for a good discount-cigarettes website.

Mayor Burning to Raise Cig Tax [NYDN]