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your gov wants you to start mixing your weed with tobacco :)
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$32 per carton here on the Rez, Cant beat that!
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Yeah, probably most non-North Americans don't understand about Indian reservations and how they're semi-autonomous territory inside the U.S. and Canada. But, the Canadian and U.S' federal and state and provincial governments are constantly going after them to collect tobacco tax.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29269141


Nyc broke again under Bloopberg and needs the extra money from you addicts.

The Nys thruway crosses over indian land and they have threatened on a number of times to shut it down if the state messes with them.
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We pay their debts.
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You can also get tobacco products online from Indian reservations [tribal land] very cheaply, because they are semi-autonomous territory inside the United States. Roll your own is also very cheap.

There's also a big black market in cigarettes in NYC and elsewhere.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29269141


stoner Be warned. Several states get the electronic records of who ordered what from their state...and plenty of people have been getting really nasty surprise tax demands in the mail.

Best to take a road trip to somewhere cheap and pay cash. In the UK we take a "Booze Cruise" to France or Belgium.
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How many in a "carton" ?
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10 packs = 200 cigs
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12/09/2012 10:01 AM
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How many in a "carton" ?
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A carton of cigarettes has 10 packs - each pack consisting of 20 cigarettes. So, 200 cigarettes per carton.

I quit smoking a couple years ago. I remember there being 25's back then - 25 cigs per pack. I'm thinking there were only 8 packs in a carton of the 25's.

When cigs drastically increased in the late 90's I resorted to those skinny cigars that look like cigs. They were cheaper, too - like $1 a pack. Our local discount tobacco store was selling a buy one get one free deal on them - so I was stocking up and getting them for 50 cents a pack. I really burnt up my lungs with those too. Ended up with borderline COPD.

During my last few years of smoking I switched over to the roll your own. I was buying cigarette tobacco and the filtered tubes and rolling my own. Then, when they put the huge tax increase on cigarette tobacco, I switched over to pipe tobacco for rolling since it hadn't gotten hit with the increase. Again - that didn't help my lungs any.

Finally, I was forced to quit in October 2010 when I started having back to back asthma attacks. April 2010 was when I had to buy my own nebulizer for at-home breathing treatments. By October 2010 I chose to quit smoking (simply because I could no longer inhale the smoke let alone breathe) and went on the nicotine replacement lozenges. Been on the lozenges ever since. I still get my nicotine - it's cheaper - and I can breathe normally now.

I only say this to caution about doing too much of those Swisher Sweet type skinny cigars. Even the pipe tobacco is stronger (and a bugger to try to stuff in those tubes).

Now that weed is legal in some States - I look for our indebted government to finally change their mind, legalize it and then tax the shit out of it. There is money to be made from Mary Jane.
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12/09/2012 10:01 AM
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Good weed is now cheaper than smoking a cigarette!!!

I LOVE IT!!!!bonghit
 Quoting: CtYankee


I remember when a back of smokes were 30 cents.

Man, I'm beginning to feel old!
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12/09/2012 10:05 AM

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NYC declared war on the Big Gulp, so what do you expect?? NYC is a very bizarre place IMO.

Here's a good one: NYC bans food donations for the homeless [link to wtvr.com] If they can't micro-manage you then they tax you.
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12/09/2012 10:06 AM
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$32 per carton here on the Rez, Cant beat that!
 Quoting: Old MacDonald


Yeah, probably most non-North Americans don't understand about Indian reservations and how they're semi-autonomous territory inside the U.S. and Canada. But, the Canadian and U.S' federal and state and provincial governments are constantly going after them to collect tobacco tax.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29269141


That is because Governments are Tyrannical Bastards

charlie
 Quoting: Old MacDonald


Yeah the NYC government are fucking tax pigs, that's all they know is stealing your money anyway they can. An army of parking enforcement goons, the building department slapping letters on every door, the health department with their fake letter grade extortion system on restaurants, $5+ gas, little shops selling dollar store brands at preimum supermarket prices for those who have no car, and it cost almost the same ($13) to cross one way over the fucking bridge in tolls. Oh yes, tolls tolls tolls tolls, get your sleazy pass and setup an $300 per month autodeduct plan thst will feed itself whenever your account is low, lots of overdrafts for chase. With the amount of money extracted from drivers on bridges amd tunnels, they should have enough to build a new city every 6 months. Roads that are so bad your car will be falling apart in 3 years, parking fees as much as apartments in some states. Fuck NYC, gangsters paradise.. I moved to PA as soon as I could and drive in, feel much better now. You can make a high dollar there, but they will take every fucking goddamn penny back if you choose to live there. Add all that to $3000/month rent for a studio, rats outnumbering humans, endless stink, from cars, from underground, from ripe trash marinating it's garbage juice in the hot sun, $10/slice pizza shops, every place in NYC being dependent on a rotting bridge or tunnel to escape and you wonder why there are not more commuters from all the surrounding states. I will never live like that again.
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12/09/2012 10:10 AM
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$5 per pack in North Central Colorado, American Spirits (no chemicals).
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12/09/2012 10:11 AM
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Good weed is now cheaper than smoking a cigarette!!!

I LOVE IT!!!!bonghit
 Quoting: CtYankee


I remember when a back of smokes were 30 cents.

Man, I'm beginning to feel old!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28832234


I started smoking back in the mid-80's. I remember cigs at the drive-thru costing under $1 and cig machines were $1.25 a pack.

In 1998/1999 - right before the huge cig tax hike - I can remember paying $16.00 for a carton of Virginia Slims 120's. I always like the 120's because I felt like I was getting more cig for my money. In 2008 VS came out with the SuperSlim purse pack. Those were a joke. You barely got any tobacco at all.

I couldn't imagine smoking now - I couldn't afford it.
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12/09/2012 10:11 AM
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$22 a carton in kcmo.
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12/09/2012 10:14 AM
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So? Isn't this capitalism at its finest? Charge whatever the market will bear? Obviously people are still buying them, otherwise we wouldn't be reading this whiny-ass post.
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Are you insane? It's ALL tax.
 Quoting: Vision Thing


Exactly! "TAX" has nothing do do with capitalism. "TAX" is the Communist favorite way of digging your pockets for loose change... Now they are going for the bills..
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12/09/2012 10:22 AM
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I just switched over to E-cigs. It great, because I still get the nicotine, the "what to do with my hands", and the wreath of "smoke".

Just a heads up to anybody that is thinking about switching to vaping from smoking. If you are a heavy smoker (pack a day or more), then stay AWAY from the little e-cigs with the preloaded cartridges. They aren't strong enough, the batteries die and go bad very quickly from over-use. Go for the tube-tank/ego battery style. I killed 4 batteries on the little ones in 2 months. :(

The little ones will work great for occasional smokers though!
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12/09/2012 10:24 AM
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Just my luck i quit and starded dipping cope long cut at 2.50 a can now its 5.00!!!! Ciggs here in az are like 9.00 a pack for marlboro reds....even the cheap ones like pall malls are 7.20.
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12/09/2012 10:24 AM
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I roll my own, it's roughly $10.00 a carton. I'm sure they'll eventually find a way to start taxing that more too. But for now, it's the way to go. I was going to quit a couple of years ago, but when they started the crackdown, I decided to keep smoking out of spite. F*%K THEM!

I found it funny, when I was Christmas shopping for my daughter a billfold, I saw a ton of those old school cigarette cases. The ones with the lighter holder and change purse, haven't seen those in ages, with smoking being so taboo. They're everywhere now, I bought myself one. :)
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12/09/2012 10:25 AM
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I remember when I quit back in 88.
I thought it was bad when they raised the price from $1.50 to $1.75 a pack. lol
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12/09/2012 10:28 AM
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14.50$ ???
are you serious?
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The U.S. federal government [central government] puts a huge tax on cigarettes [some other tobacco products like cigars, cigarillos, chew, dip, snus are taxed much less]. Individual state governments put an additional tax. There's a POS [point of sale] tax, and some municipalities like NYC have the right to add their own tax, and they do.

Where I live in Boston, name brand cigarettes can cost anywhere from around 6 dollars to 8-10 dollars a pack for the real foo-foo brands. But, you can but these things called 'Little Cigars' which are cigarettes wrapped in tobacco sheet product rather than paper, and are a little heavier than cigarettes,but have a filter and are roughly the same size as cigarettes, at around 2-2.50 a pack. You can also get tobacco products online from Indian reservations [tribal land] very cheaply, because they are semi-autonomous territory inside the United States. Roll your own is also very cheap.

There's also a big black market in cigarettes in NYC and elsewhere.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29269141


Ehem, you can no longer buy tobacco online anymore, only the pipe tobacco, which a lot of people use instead now to hand roll their own. Our King O and his gang made it so.
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12/09/2012 10:32 AM
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14.50$ ???
are you serious?
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The U.S. federal government [central government] puts a huge tax on cigarettes [some other tobacco products like cigars, cigarillos, chew, dip, snus are taxed much less]. Individual state governments put an additional tax. There's a POS [point of sale] tax, and some municipalities like NYC have the right to add their own tax, and they do.

Where I live in Boston, name brand cigarettes can cost anywhere from around 6 dollars to 8-10 dollars a pack for the real foo-foo brands. But, you can but these things called 'Little Cigars' which are cigarettes wrapped in tobacco sheet product rather than paper, and are a little heavier than cigarettes,but have a filter and are roughly the same size as cigarettes, at around 2-2.50 a pack. You can also get tobacco products online from Indian reservations [tribal land] very cheaply, because they are semi-autonomous territory inside the United States. Roll your own is also very cheap.

There's also a big black market in cigarettes in NYC and elsewhere.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29269141


"Good weed" prices will skyrocket once the government gets their fingers in the game.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26645671


They already got their fingers in it. They, likely the CIA, import it.

That's why prices are so high in the first place.
DSL is better than cable! :)
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12/09/2012 10:32 AM
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Cigarettes should be illegal. They have to stop making them and selling them IMO. Stop feeding the addiction to smokers and then they will have to quit.
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MJ da way!! stoner
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HOLY CRAP....what crazy .....but extremelyhf nice person pinned this.....many thanks for my first pin
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Cigarettes should be illegal. They have to stop making them and selling them IMO. Stop feeding the addiction to smokers and then they will have to quit.
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Its not the Federal Govt. Its your State Tax. Cigs are $3.98 in Florida
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14.50$ ???
are you serious?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25701329


The U.S. federal government [central government] puts a huge tax on cigarettes [some other tobacco products like cigars, cigarillos, chew, dip, snus are taxed much less]. Individual state governments put an additional tax. There's a POS [point of sale] tax, and some municipalities like NYC have the right to add their own tax, and they do.

Where I live in Boston, name brand cigarettes can cost anywhere from around 6 dollars to 8-10 dollars a pack for the real foo-foo brands. But, you can but these things called 'Little Cigars' which are cigarettes wrapped in tobacco sheet product rather than paper, and are a little heavier than cigarettes,but have a filter and are roughly the same size as cigarettes, at around 2-2.50 a pack. You can also get tobacco products online from Indian reservations [tribal land] very cheaply, because they are semi-autonomous territory inside the United States. Roll your own is also very cheap.

There's also a big black market in cigarettes in NYC and elsewhere.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29269141


"Good weed" prices will skyrocket once the government gets their fingers in the game.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26645671


Yes but you could do like me and a few friends do....we have a coop and keep what we grow between only us....DIRT CHEAP and tax free

The grow and everything are so far away that it takes work just to get to it....but worth every step
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I roll my own, it's roughly $10.00 a carton. I'm sure they'll eventually find a way to start taxing that more too. But for now, it's the way to go. I was going to quit a couple of years ago, but when they started the crackdown, I decided to keep smoking out of spite. F*%K THEM!

I found it funny, when I was Christmas shopping for my daughter a billfold, I saw a ton of those old school cigarette cases. The ones with the lighter holder and change purse, haven't seen those in ages, with smoking being so taboo. They're everywhere now, I bought myself one. :)
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Hopefully you'll get cancer and really prove your point.
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14.50$ ???
are you serious?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25701329


The U.S. federal government [central government] puts a huge tax on cigarettes [some other tobacco products like cigars, cigarillos, chew, dip, snus are taxed much less]. Individual state governments put an additional tax. There's a POS [point of sale] tax, and some municipalities like NYC have the right to add their own tax, and they do.

Where I live in Boston, name brand cigarettes can cost anywhere from around 6 dollars to 8-10 dollars a pack for the real foo-foo brands. But, you can but these things called 'Little Cigars' which are cigarettes wrapped in tobacco sheet product rather than paper, and are a little heavier than cigarettes,but have a filter and are roughly the same size as cigarettes, at around 2-2.50 a pack. You can also get tobacco products online from Indian reservations [tribal land] very cheaply, because they are semi-autonomous territory inside the United States. Roll your own is also very cheap.

There's also a big black market in cigarettes in NYC and elsewhere.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29269141


"Good weed" prices will skyrocket once the government gets their fingers in the game.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26645671


Yes but you could do like me and a few friends do....we have a coop and keep what we grow between only us....DIRT CHEAP and tax free

The grow and everything are so far away that it takes work just to get to it....but worth every step
 Quoting: CtYankee


You wanna admit to any murders while your at it?
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If you smoke cigarettes, pay up and STFU, inconsiderate, pathetic addicts. If your life is ruled by a pack of smokes then fuck you anyway.
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Just funding the enemy...
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exactly.. this is an example of government run amok..

If you have a piece of property and are in the zone... grow your own, dry and cure it.

thats what I do. then roll your own. I recommend a Turkish variety and viginia bright leaf as a good blend.

fuck those assholes in DC out of any and all taxes you can.

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