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Old 02-28-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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You used to be able to buy name-brand, American made cigarettes online. Now it seems you can't! Did some law go into effect that I don't know about?

Anyone know where to buy American-made cigarettes online? (specifically, Virginia Slims).

It seems a person can buy "Virginia Slims" that are made overseas, but I don't trust that they would be the same.

thanks!
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yes, you can. Check out CigarettesOnly.com.

I buy Virginia Slims from the site. I've never had a problem with them.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:58 PM
 
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Be careful. States are going after people buying online and not paying taxes. I searched "state billed me for taxes for cigarettes I bought online". More than a few horror stories about folks who got a tax bill from their state.
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:46 AM
 
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Sure you can still buy the famous E-cig from Home. You just give a try here. I bought E-cigs from this company and was benefited in all means. They peovide separate health tips sessions too.
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:53 AM
 
Location: rain city
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Obama Signs PACT Act

POSTED: April 1, 2010



President Obama Wednesday signed the Federal PACT (Prevention of All cigarette Trafficking) Act (S.1147), effectively putting an end to cigarette tax evasion via the Internet, telephone and other means of purchasing tobacco products other than face-to-face transactions.

The law, which takes effect in 90 days, makes tobacco products nonmailable matter, meaning that the U.S. Postal Service cannot be used to deliver them. For some years, common carriers such as UPS and FedEx have refused to handle tobacco products because of legal concerns.

Obama signs PACT Act - ObserverToday.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Dunkirk | The Observer
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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Obama Signs PACT Act



The law, which takes effect in 90 days, makes tobacco products nonmailable matter, meaning that the U.S. Postal Service cannot be used to deliver them. For some years, common carriers such as UPS and FedEx have refused to handle tobacco products because of legal concerns.

Obama signs PACT Act - ObserverToday.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Dunkirk | The Observer
This article is not accurate.

Cigars are specifically exempted from the PACT Act. Also, a revision will likely be required to address pipe tobacco, which technically speaking, has not been referenced in the PACT Act.
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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This article is not accurate.

Cigars are specifically exempted from the PACT Act. Also, a revision will likely be required to address pipe tobacco, which technically speaking, has not been referenced in the PACT Act.
As a pipe smoker I watch what's going on in the way of bans/taxes for pipe tobacco.

There is a bill in committee now to tax pipe tobacco at the same rate as RYO since tobacco companies are doing an end run on the RYO tax by calling tobacco for RYO "pipe tobacco" in some cases.

The last known figure for pipe smokers was less that 2 million in the U.S. so we are unimportant in the grand scheme of things.
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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As a pipe smoker I watch what's going on in the way of bans/taxes for pipe tobacco.

There is a bill in committee now to tax pipe tobacco at the same rate as RYO since tobacco companies are doing an end run on the RYO tax by calling tobacco for RYO "pipe tobacco" in some cases.

The last known figure for pipe smokers was less that 2 million in the U.S. so we are unimportant in the grand scheme of things.
It's buried in committee. There hasn't been any movement on it in 3 months. I speculate that they introduced it in committee as a hedge of sorts. They know where they want to go, but they're not sure which way to go right now. I think as long as Republican candidates don't mention anything about the S-Chip debacle, then we won't see any tax changes until after the November elections.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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What is bad is that politicians don't care about our health.....they just want a socially acceptable reason to tax anything they can.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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It is not a tax, it is "revenue".
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