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Old 03-09-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Anyone buy some this weekend? If so what did you pay???
Hubbie said the deli he buys his at had a big sign about price increase and he paid $7.50 for a pack of Marlboros...sign also said they are going up again in April

This is not a discusssion on the cons of smoking..so please keep your non smoking opinions to yourself.... Just thinkif this increase forces many people to quit they are going to be coming after something you enjoy to tax to make up for the lost cigarette taxes

Just curious as to what peeps may have paid over the weekend
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Here but I spend time There.
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We pay about $70 for a whole carton of Djarums.
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:07 AM
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Location: Florida
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And I was going to say "Perfect time to quit!" (in a jokingly manner, of course. I'm not going to tell people what to do/what not to do...everyone has a vice).

Does make me happy that I don't smoke, though. Some of my friends' wallets get raped daily or every other day by buying those (that brand, to be precise). I remember when I first found out the price of a pack and/or carton, and about pottied on myself
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Here but I spend time There.
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I smoke on occasion, usually either out socially or during stressful moments. DW smokes daily. I say if I'm going to die & go to hell, I might as well do it while enjoying life's delicious sins.

come on EB2....join the dark side LOL
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:14 AM
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Location: Florida
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Luke?
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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We pay about $70 for a whole carton of Djarums.

Never heard of them....

I know when I go to cabo hubbie will be stuffing everyone's luggage with cigarettes from Mexico...I believe your allowed 2 cartons so my son & dil don't smoke so he'll be putting 2 cartons each into their luggage...lol

If I buy by the carton I find I smoke way to much as I know I have them sitting in the freezer
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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If they are so bad, why not just ban the product? Oh wait, that would be a loss of tax revenue. The politicians call it a sin tax: I call the politcians full of $hi*.

Kate is absolutely correct (as usual) in her observation: the tax on smoking will be a gateway to tax other forms of behavior government (on the surface) does not approve of. Trans fats, alcohol, etc. This is the pusillanimous, craven mentality that politicians regularly invoke to compensate for previous fiscal inpropriety. When politicians propose irresponsible spending, they will subsequently hide behind a banner to make it all good. "The children" is the most frequently used, but "it's for your own good, safety first" is also very effective (especially with affluent, suburban parents). These regulations are another example of an iron fist contained inside a velvet glove.
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Here but I spend time There.
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Never heard of them....

I know when I go to cabo hubbie will be stuffing everyone's luggage with cigarettes from Mexico...I believe your allowed 2 cartons so my son & dil don't smoke so he'll be putting 2 cartons each into their luggage...lol

If I buy by the carton I find I smoke way to much as I know I have them sitting in the freezer
Your hubby is a Genius!!! LOL

Our Carton usually lasts between 7 to 10 days, depending on how much smoking we're doing.
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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Luke?
Yes Princess Leia?
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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I have 2 words for you..P A : )

Currently 48/carton for my naturals
All cigs are going up by 7.50/carton in every State
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