Tipping the Scales

7 segments

If New York’s proposed cigarette tax increase goes into effect, smokers will have to shell out more than $11 for a pack. We’ll have a call-in for smokers: could this be the final straw to help you kick the habit? Plus: reaction from Slate’s Fred Kaplan and The New Yorker’s George Packer to General McChrystal’s criticisms of the White House – and if it could result in a leadership change in Afghanistan. Also, a World Cup update with the results of today’s USA vs. Algeria match.

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