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GOODBYE, MARLBORO MAN Cigarettes In Australia Will Soon Have To Be Sold In Identical Packs

 
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good news everyone
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Life is hard down there! lol
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Is aussie smokers lobby that weak ?
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I smoked for thirty years and just quit two years ago.

What a huge waste of time money and effort smoking was, so glad it's gone from my life. The cost of smoking to society is enormouns and all that profit goes to fucking rich white pricks that DO NOT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU, YOUR HEALTH, AND YOUR FAMILY. There are centuries of generational wealth attached to this death industry.

Smokers feel so defensive about all of this, because they feel so dumb and ripped of that they are hooked on that shit and don't have the guts to get off it.

Revolutionary and rebellious smokers standing up for civil and commercial right???? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz - sorry bit of emphasema from the smokes). Give me a fuckin' break.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23343731


OH! The Trick to quiting must be shoving my head up my ass.

Worked for you.
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11/18/2012 08:14 AM
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I hope this kind of nanny state behavior never comes to China.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27989217


I hate it when asians walk past smoking and i have to inhale it. cant u megasmokers guys stay teh FUCK out of my way? lol. this law is brilliant. fuck cigarettes. lol. keep supporting the corporations peeps.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1077811


It's not about supporting the corporations, but more - in the case of austalia anyway - about supporting the government through insane taxes.

The same pack of cigarettes that cost $20 in australia, cost $1 in China. The same company sells them, marlboro.

Where's that big differential going? Not to marlboro.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27989217


Yup, it's a hidden tax. The government mandates that the price be raised, because they know Australians would freak out if they saw that they were paying a 1900% tax.
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Is aussie smokers lobby that weak ?
 Quoting: Rawfox


just aussies in general
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Smokers should be forced to have licenses to light up, public health professor Simon Chapman says


[link to www.theaustralian.com.au]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27962861


That is beyond ridiculous. It also won't work if the objective is to limit how many cigarettes someone smokes.

All someone would have to do is get a nonsmoking friend to acquire a smoking license and buy cigs on their behalf.
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Australians call them Winnie Blues. But their favourite cigarettes will lose their familiar blue and white livery under Australia’s new plain-packaging law, which takes effect on December 1st. [link to www.economist.com]
 Quoting: smilesun


More insanity. I don't really see how this would reduce smoking. People don't buy cigarettes because of what the packaging looks like.

The tobacco companies do have a point that this is an expropriation of intellectual property. It will be interesting to see what the World Trade Organization has to say about that.
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Yes! They are already in.

Bought my first ones last weak.

Horrible photo's of dead people on them.

Had to ring up Winfield to ensure what dead man should be on Winfield dark blue.

yoda I am the new age Leper.

hiding
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1408355


Your job my friend is to market a wraparound sticker in the old format look without infringing on copyrights. Sell em right next to the cigs.
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A few years back my friend bought back a pack of cigs from Egypt with a pic of a guy in a hospital bed on oxygen.

If people want to smoke they are going to smoke no matter what kinds of pics you put on the package. I saw a guy smoking out of his tracheotomy hole.
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Oh, yes ... If someone has nothing to lose, they are capable of anything. :-).
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Australians call them Winnie Blues. But their favourite cigarettes will lose their familiar blue and white livery under Australia’s new plain-packaging law, which takes effect on December 1st. [link to www.economist.com]
 Quoting: smilesun


More insanity. I don't really see how this would reduce smoking. People don't buy cigarettes because of what the packaging looks like.

The tobacco companies do have a point that this is an expropriation of intellectual property. It will be interesting to see what the World Trade Organization has to say about that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27834680


SMOKERS who light up on patrolled Victorian beaches this summer could be fined $140 [link to www.theage.com.au]
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Ridiculous pussified pansy commie bullshit coming to a country near you!!!
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yes
Tell me what this tastes like...
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Australians call them Winnie Blues. But their favourite cigarettes will lose their familiar blue and white livery under Australia’s new plain-packaging law, which takes effect on December 1st. [link to www.economist.com]
 Quoting: smilesun


More insanity. I don't really see how this would reduce smoking. People don't buy cigarettes because of what the packaging looks like.

The tobacco companies do have a point that this is an expropriation of intellectual property. It will be interesting to see what the World Trade Organization has to say about that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27834680


It's government retardation. Government wants to appear caring and supporting and nanny-like at every turn, so you will let your guard down and let it ass-fuck you.
Tell me what this tastes like...
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Liberal socialist government control. Liberals not only want to own you, but also control everything on the face of the earth. I wonder how the liberals will package their precious marijuana?
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Liberal socialist government control. Liberals not only want to own you, but also control everything on the face of the earth. I wonder how the liberals will package their precious marijuana?
 Quoting: Cho Zen


Should we ban smoking everywhere? Yes, we should ban smoking or No, we should not ban smoking. ... Smoking only harms those who choose to stay around it, if you dont like it, dont walk near it. ... Holland has cannabis legal, and it has one of the lowest usages in the world.
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I hope this kind of nanny state behavior never comes to China.
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I hate it when asians walk past smoking and i have to inhale it. cant u megasmokers guys stay teh FUCK out of my way? lol. this law is brilliant. fuck cigarettes. lol. keep supporting the corporations peeps.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1077811


It's not about supporting the corporations, but more - in the case of austalia anyway - about supporting the government through insane taxes.

The same pack of cigarettes that cost $20 in australia, cost $1 in China. The same company sells them, marlboro.

Where's that big differential going? Not to marlboro.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27989217


Yup, it's a hidden tax. The government mandates that the price be raised, because they know Australians would freak out if they saw that they were paying a 1900% tax.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27834680


In the U.S. prices vary state to state, sometimes even city to city. The federal government puts a big tax on cigarettes, then sates get in on the act, and some local municipalities [like NYC] can add their own additional sales tax.

I live in Massachusetts [Boston] and a pack of generic cigarettes or a no-name brand cost less than 6 dollars, 2 for 10 dollars. Some name brands go for as low as 6 dollars and change up to 8+ dollars a pack for the 'hip' brands like American Spirit or Nat Shermans.

BUT, so-called little cigars or filtered cigars [20 to a pack] are also really cigarettes, wrapped in a tobacco sheet product as opposed to paper,and with sightly more tobacco, which allow them to be legally classified as cigars and taxed at a MUCH LOWER rate than cigarettes. A pack of little cigars or filtered cigars can cost as little as 2 dollars here. I don't know why so many cigarette smokers haven't figured this scam out yet, but little cigars fly below the radar screen, and tobacco products aren't advertised in the U.S., so these are big reasons for this.

You can also just roll your own cigarettes, which is a very cheap alternative.
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Think how much money we'd all save if bankers were required to have a warning tattooed on their foreheads.

The addiction to compound interest will drive you to the grave!
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11/18/2012 11:13 AM
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I smoked for thirty years and just quit two years ago.

What a huge waste of time money and effort smoking was, so glad it's gone from my life. The cost of smoking to society is enormouns and all that profit goes to fucking rich white pricks that DO NOT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOU, YOUR HEALTH, AND YOUR FAMILY. There are centuries of generational wealth attached to this death industry.

Smokers feel so defensive about all of this, because they feel so dumb and ripped of that they are hooked on that shit and don't have the guts to get off it.

Revolutionary and rebellious smokers standing up for civil and commercial right???? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz - sorry bit of emphasema from the smokes). Give me a fuckin' break.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23343731


you're coming across as a bit of a dick. Smoking isn't illegal so anyone who wants to smoke is allowed to do so as long as you're not in a pub/club, too close to shopping centre, at the beach, in your car or anywhere else lol. So you give me a break.. P.S congrats on quitting just don't act all mighty.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26532270


Like most long time smokers, I hated smoking for years before I was finally able to kick it. I'm not acting high and mighty, I just suggest that you spend some time like I do in respiratry wards of hospitals. Nearly everyone in them is there because of smokes. Tabacco has been exploited for centuries by a collection of extremely wealthy families to the detriment of billions. If you really want to strike a blow against the powers that be, start by kicking the habit.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23343731


I have smoked for fifty-six years, and I have loved every drag. One of my grandfathers smoked unfiltered Lucky Strikes until he was ninety-five.
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Here's a packet with a gangrenous foot for your viewing pleasure...

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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26416331


lol

wtf
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11/18/2012 12:21 PM
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Thank me later.


[link to www.provape.com]
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Smokers should be forced to have licenses to light up, public health professor Simon Chapman says


[link to www.theaustralian.com.au]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27962861


Oh, yes!
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I have smoked for fifty-six years, and I have loved every drag. One of my grandfathers smoked unfiltered Lucky Strikes until he was ninety-five.
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Lucky. People are dying from passive smoking. 1 in 100 people around the world die from secondhand smoke each year, a new study reveals, and nearly two-thirds of the deaths occur in children. [link to thechart.blogs.cnn.com]

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I'd walk a mile for a lama.
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Just get a nice silver cigarette case and put your cigs in that.
 Quoting: Factual Error


Yes. The realy problem is this ... The World Health Organisation reckons that a blanket advertising and promotion ban would cut puffing by 7%. :-).
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Cigarettes are the scapegoat for the Fukushima type nuclear meltdowns and rampant desert bomb testings.
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I'd walk a mile for a lama.
 Quoting: WindyMind


I would walk across the desert with no shoes upon my feet, To share ... You know I'd walk a thousand miles. If I could just :-)
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I hope this kind of nanny state behavior never comes to China.
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One child?
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not soon its already a reality
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Cigarettes are the scapegoat for the Fukushima type nuclear meltdowns and rampant desert bomb testings.
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Smokers are my salvation, I pay less tax. Raising cigarette taxes is one way some states are trying to make up :-)
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Damn Australia. At first, I thought your PM gave a great speech, but found it it was false, and now this? I remember as a child in the 70's thinking how great Australia WAS!

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