Incidental Acts of Spontaneous Cerebral Violence

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Keep it up NYC & I'll definitely make you my next home

Number of NYC Smokers Drops by 100,000
The number of adult smokers in New York City dropped by more than 100,000 in a year, a decrease city officials attribute to sharply higher tobacco taxes, the city's smoking ban in bars and cessation programs.

Telephone surveys commissioned by the city found that 19.3 percent of adults smoked in 2003, compared with 21.6 percent in 2002, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

Cigarette consumption also declined by 13 percent, signaling that those who still smoke are smoking less.
My bedroom and clothing still reek from smoke after Monday evening with the 22-year-old (who clearly has not yet outgrown her need to be a chimney while drinking). Of course, it doesn't help when you go to one of the few (legal & great) bars in LA that still has an enclosed smoking room. Well, if that's the only price, I'll gladly pay through the nose . . .

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