DC Launches Anti-Smoking Campaign A Week Before Taxing Vape Shops Out Of Existence

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander announced Tuesday that the week of Sept. 20, 2015, would forever be known as “DC Calls It Quits Week.”

The announcement comes just one week before the city plans to implement a 67 percent tax on e-cigarettes, effectively taxing vape shops out of existence.

Alexander brought a gaggle of people to the front of the council chambers to make the announcement and to encourage “everyone in the District of Columbia to put down those cigarettes.”

“Put down those tobacco product today, and hopefully this can be the beginning of a new beginning for anyone who smokes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, even marijuana,” she declared while being congratulated by fellow council members and community activists.