Dear Fellow New Yorkers,

As concerned tax-payers ourselves, we at New York Up In Smoke have four very important questions for you:

  • Would you mind losing 2 billion New York state tax-dollars every year in exchange for cheap, unregulated cigarettes?
  • Would you also look the other way,  while lawfully due taxes go unpaid, and would you mind if those cigarettes were sold freely to minors?
  • Would you prefer 4-dollar per pack cigarettes to 2-billion dollars for our cash-strapped hospitals, law enforcement, libraries and schools?
  • Would it be okay with you if this illegal, black market  were used to further criminal enterprise and even terrorism?

If not… Read On and Find Out How You Can Help…

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