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Christopher Mathias

UPS Illegally Shipped 136 Million Contraband Cigarettes In New York, Says New Lawsuit | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business

A new multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit alleges that UPS unlawfully shipped almost 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York, undercutting a...

NY Officials: Cigarette Smuggling Ring Has Links To Terror Group

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 07.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A smuggling ring that made a fortune selling more than a million cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York may have funneled some of ...

"Non-Smoking, Please"

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 05.30.2013 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the NYC Smoke-Free Air Act, a landmark piece of legislation that has helped New Yorkers breathe easier and live longer. The battle against tobacco, however, is far from over, and tobacco companies remain as ruthless as ever.

Cigarette Price Increases Don't Burden Low-Income New Yorkers, Smoking Does

Sheelah A. Feinberg | Posted 10.02.2012 | New York
Sheelah A. Feinberg

A new study shows that low-income smokers in New York spend 25 percent of their income on cigarettes. Smokers' rights advocates argue that this proves high taxes on cigarettes are punitive and regressive. We couldn't disagree more.

Smokers In NY Spend Quarter Of Income On Smokes

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | New York

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Poor smokers in New York State spend about a quarter of their entire income on cigaret...

I Love 'Loosies': In Defense of Black Market Cigarettes

Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.06.2011 | New York
Christopher Mathias

People have the right to get fat and drink too much, and I should have the right to smoke without being taxed out of next month's rent.