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Old 11-18-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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New Haven, Connecticut (CNN) -- A few years ago, researchers at Cornell made a remarkable discovery: When unsuspecting diners were given self-refilling bowls, they consumed almost twice as much soup as those with normal bowls. In other words, it was the quantity in the bowl that determined how much they ate, not their appetite.

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Old 11-18-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Don't think so. If you do this you make it easier for kids to afford them on meager allowances.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Catonsville, MD
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I don't think so either. When I lived in West Africa (where you can buy cigarettes one by one,) I found it absolutely impossible to quit. It was so easy to just buy that ONE cigarette and put off the quitting a tiny bit longer. The larger the pack size, the more it would cost at a time and the more likely I'd be to quit. As it happened, I quit several years ago after I returned home to the US. I couldn't deal with the ostracism (among other reasons.)
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:04 AM
 
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No, they will just buy more packs.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:03 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Don't think so. If you do this you make it easier for kids to afford them on meager allowances.
It's easier for most kids to get pot than cigarettes.

I've thought for years that the federally mandated 20 cigarette pack size was a fine example of the tobacco industry's influence over the government.

I don't believe that a smaller pack size would make much difference for adult smokers either though. I used to work at places that sold cigarettes and you'd see them buying two or three packs at a time so they wouldn't run out that night.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Tigard, Oregon
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To be successsful you need to address the habit and addiction to tobacco. I'm not convinvced that the size of the pack is going to matter that much.
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