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Old 05-08-2006, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Greater Charlotte area
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Originally Posted by mm34b
Should be, but it's not due to state tax on tobacco. NC raised the tax last July and will again in July of 2006. I think a pack of name-brand ciggs are around $2.85 at the moment.
Honestly, it was just plain stupid of our state leaders not to have placed a heavy tax on them years ago. We could have been the riches state in the country if we had just listened to the good solid economic advice that was given to us. We should have placed a few cents on every pack of cigarettes sold anywhere that originated in NC. That was the only way to go and we blew it.

 
Old 05-08-2006, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Originally Posted by Carolina Girl
Honestly, it was just plain stupid of our state leaders not to have placed a heavy tax on them years ago. We could have been the riches state in the country if we had just listened to the good solid economic advice that was given to us. We should have placed a few cents on every pack of cigarettes sold anywhere that originated in NC. That was the only way to go and we blew it.
Virginia based Phillip Morris USA is the largest producer in the U.S. Raising the price of out-of-state sales of NC products would just cause NC to lose more market share resulting in NC job losses. Pricing has to stay competitive with other companies. The NC textile industry couldn't compete and died.

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Old 05-08-2006, 08:57 PM
 
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I love sitting in a non smoking section right next to the smoking section! That's the only thing I am not looking forward to in NC is the smoking. Hawaii is the next state that has implemented the no smoking ban it starts Jan 1 07.

Oh the other thing I noticed is that no one offers seat covers in the restrooms! Or a_s gaskets as I call them. Guess I'll have to keep some in my car. To us gals it's important!
 
Old 05-08-2006, 09:32 PM
 
Location: SoCA to NC
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Just like gas is cheaper in CA (NOT) because the oil refineries are here?
 
Old 05-08-2006, 10:00 PM
 
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Just like gas is cheaper in CA (NOT) because the oil refineries are here?
Couldn't have said it better myself! I paid $3.35 for unleaded and diesel. I need a raise!
 
Old 05-08-2006, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Originally Posted by nascarnancy
Couldn't have said it better myself! I paid $3.35 for unleaded and diesel. I need a raise!
According to AAA, the North Carolina Unleaded Average is $2.866 and Diesel is $2.882.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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I don't smoke and my husband quit some years back when we found out that Brianna was allergic to tobacco. But from what I have been hearing about tobacco products, the price is ridiculous. There is an outlet in Smithfield/Selma in Johnston County called JR's. And you can get any brand for cheaper than at a regular store. They have perfumes and dolls and some other things that I might be interested in but I can't tolerate the smell of the tobacco and perfume together. But check it out the next time you are in the area. Most people I know swear by the place.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 05:52 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Originally Posted by Bethanytedder
There is an outlet in Smithfield/Selma in Johnston County called JR's. And you can get any brand for cheaper than at a regular store.
Statesville, too.

It's a wonder that higher taxes on cigarettes aren't promoted as a way to fight terrorism

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...-2004Jun7.html
 
Old 05-09-2006, 08:57 PM
 
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Originally Posted by mm34b
According to AAA, the North Carolina Unleaded Average is $2.866 and Diesel is $2.882.
I'll have to tell my husband, he will be happy to hear that, so will my pocket book!
 
Old 05-09-2006, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Originally Posted by nascarnancy
I'll have to tell my husband, he will be happy to hear that, so will my pocket book!
The price does vary somewhat depending on the region of NC.

http://198.6.95.31/NCmetro.asp (broken link)
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