Is The Smoking Lamp Going Out For Good?

When Atlantan Matt Shade's office went smoke-free, the self-described pack-a-day Winston addict took forced exile in stride, trekking outside to accommodate nonsmokers. But when it comes to the $1.25 per-pack cigarette tax increase proposed to pay for health-care reform, his magnanimity goes up in smoke. "It's unfair," gripes Shade, a smoker for 13 years. "It's an assault on people who smoke."

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