Growing Tobacco in Brooklyn

Move over rollies. New trend: growies. Apparently the new hotness is growing your own tobacco. As an act of rebellion against the government taxing cigarettes, Brooklyn residents are growing their own plants in their own backyards.

“They’re using the power of taxation to coerce behavior. That’s not what taxation is supposed to be for,” Audrey Silk, a tobacco-grower in Marine Park told New York Times.
Let’s be real, this is probably as much about taxation as it is about rebelling against Camel’s exploitation of Williamsburg. Read the rest over at the New York Times. Tomacco!

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