dear new cigarette tax increase: i don’t smoke so i assumed i was not affected by your new tax hike, presumably to encourage more people to quit smoking. little did i know that the fee was actually to pay someone “$11 million dollars a year to clean the streets of discarded butts.” way to focus on the real problem. i will look forward to traipsing through the slollum of exiled smokers on the city sidewalks–inhaling their secondhand smoke as i am forced to do daily–without having to worry about seeing any butts.