Article Photos: Booze, smokes on agenda for quirky gov't group 4/4

In this Thursday, April 19, 2012 photo, a cigarette is positioned in a mainstream linear 20-port smoking machine at the U.S. Department of Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau laboratory, in Beltsville, Md. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which collects taxes on booze and smokes and tells the companies that produce them how to do business, is one example of the specialized government offices threatened by Washingtonâs current zeal for cost-cutting. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)