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banquo's_bumble_puppy
2005-May-18, 06:27 PM
This ones for the smokers- how much are cigarettes where you live? Over $10.00 Canadian here in Nova Scotia. At what point $$$$ would you absolutely give them up?

frogesque
2005-May-18, 06:37 PM
Don't know, don't care, don't smoke!

Trebuchet
2005-May-18, 06:53 PM
Perhaps instead of raising the price we should make them very cheap and let natural selection do its worst.

On second thought, the catastrophic effects generally come well after the breeding years. Too bad.

kleindoofy
2005-May-18, 07:01 PM
Don't know, don't care, don't smoke!

Ditto! I couldn't give a volant coitus if they cost $10,000 a puff.

Germany's going to raise the tabacco tax again and forbid all advertising for cigarettes. Yippeee. Maybe I'll be able to breath when I go out for a beer. =D>

mutant
2005-May-18, 08:13 PM
Perhaps instead of raising the price we should make them very cheap and let natural selection do its worst.



LoL...........that is a great idea................. #-o

PatKelley
2005-May-18, 08:29 PM
Just raise it high enough and you'll have a new generation of backyard farms and urban farmers.

"What'cha growin' Earl?"
"Got me some Turkish Red, Bill - hang on, cellphone. Ah, just my broker"
"Ah, well I got to gettin back to my spread anyhow. Which way was the elevator agin? I got to go unload my new John Deer nano-tractor."

John M. Dollan
2005-May-18, 08:53 PM
This ones for the smokers- how much are cigarettes where you live? ...

In Montana... approximately one heart and three quarters of a lung per five people, at last count.

...John...

tlbs101
2005-May-18, 10:21 PM
My wife smokes. I don't, and I try my best to avoid 2nd-hand smoke.

One of our cats, who adores my wife tremendously will absolutely not have naything to do with her when she is smoking, but the second she puts out her cigarette, the cat jumps up on her lap. That's a smart cat IMHO.

Price: just under US$40.00 per carton of 10 packs

mopc
2005-May-19, 01:55 AM
Here in Brazil, one pack of cigarettes (20 units) is US$0.80, in average.

paulie jay
2005-May-19, 02:38 AM
Not being a smoker I can't tell you how much a packet of cigarettes goes for in Australia, but I can tell you that there is a lot of duty and tax payable on them! When I'm working with Customs we generally charge a passenger around AU$50 in duty and tax when they bring in excess cigarettes. That's around US$39, or 20 Sterling.

Maksutov
2005-May-19, 02:50 AM
This ones for the smokers- how much are cigarettes where you live? Over $10.00 Canadian here in Nova Scotia. At what point $$$$ would you absolutely give them up?
Here is the United States, cigarettes cost about $157,000,000,000 in annual health-related economic losses. Then there are the approximately 440,000 premature deaths every year and other effects. (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5114a2.htm)

The point where I gave up smoking was 12,000 feet above sea level on a mountain in Colorado. (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=444703#444703) The recently-acquired habit had my lungs burning up. The coffin nail I smoked prior to that climb was the last one ever. That was 37 years ago.

paulie jay
2005-May-19, 02:53 AM
Here is the United States, cigarettes cost about $157,000,000,000 in annual health-related economic losses. Then there are the approximately 440,000 premature deaths every year and other effects.
Bravo =D>

mopc
2005-May-19, 02:54 AM
157 billion????????????????????

Maksutov
2005-May-19, 02:59 AM
157 billion????????????????????
Don't take my word for it. Click on the first link and read the Center for Disease Control report.

captain swoop
2005-May-19, 08:37 AM
UK about 4.50 for 20 Lambert & Butler Gold.

Lianachan
2005-May-19, 08:42 AM
I don't smoke, so I don't know how much cigarettes cost.

However - I live in the UK, where almost everything costs more than it does anywhere else in the world (except booze in Scandanavian countries - ouch!) so I'm going to assume that cigarettes are no different and cost a lot.

mickal555
2005-May-19, 09:04 AM
I think they are about $24.32 for a 20(pack) here

captain swoop
2005-May-19, 11:34 AM
I don't smoke, so I don't know how much cigarettes cost.

However - I live in the UK, where almost everything costs more than it does anywhere else in the world (except booze in Scandanavian countries - ouch!) so I'm going to assume that cigarettes are no different and cost a lot.

They have gone up over the last few years in an attempt to wean people off them. All that happens is folks nip over to France and buy them in the cheap warehouses in Calais.

jfribrg
2005-May-19, 02:32 PM
Don't know, but whatever the cost, it should be double.

Lance
2005-May-19, 02:40 PM
I was paying about US $33 per carton (200 units/10 packs) up until I quit (4 months ago tomorrow) after smoking for 33 years.

dvb
2005-May-19, 02:56 PM
I think the prices are around $8-9CAD here in Ontario, but I haven't bought cigarettes by the pack in a while now. There are a number of Indian made brands that are grown on reserves, and are taxed less than the big brands. They usually sell for around $6-7 a pack, but can only be bought on the reserves as well. They've become pretty popular in this city, since the nearest reserve is just over a bridge.

I've resorted to buying pouches of tobacco, and rolling them myself. For those who aren't aware, cigarettes are sold in packs of 25 in Canada, with 8 packs (200 cigarettes) in a carton.

Gillianren
2005-May-19, 07:10 PM
I don't know--my dad smoked and died of a heart attack at age 44, when I was 6--but I can tell you that Washington residents tend to raise their cigarette taxes pretty regularly. we voted a new increase in not long ago, the proceeds to pay for health care for smoking-related diseases. this strikes me as eminently sensible on the part of whoever wrote the initiative.

jfribrg
2005-May-19, 07:16 PM
I was paying about US $33 per carton (200 units/10 packs) up until I quit (4 months ago tomorrow) after smoking for 33 years.

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

junkyardfrog
2005-May-21, 03:46 AM
This ones for the smokers- how much are cigarettes where you live?

Sorry. I have no idea. I don't smoke. I try to talk people out of killing themselves.

Whatever the price is here in Southern CA, it's not high enough. I'd like them to triple the price. Minimum. Nationwide.

zebo-the-fat
2005-May-21, 04:26 PM
Whatever they cost, it's not enough.... people still polute the air when I go out :evil:

Obviousman
2005-May-22, 02:52 AM
About $7-8 for a packet of 20s, about $9-11 for a packet of 25s, about $10-12 for a packet of 30s, and about $15-17 for a packet of 50s.