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It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco

 
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It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
Australia hikes cigarette taxes for second time this year, making it MOST EXPENSIVE place in the WORLD to smoke

1 Sep, 2020 17:23

It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco in a bid to discourage the unhealthy (if lucrative) act, making them the most expensive anywhere in the world.

Australian cigarette smokers were hit with a 12.5 percent tax increase on Tuesday, the second tobacco excise tax hike Canberra has leveled against consumers this year. A package of 20 cigarettes now costs AU$35 (US$25) and brand-name smokes are even more dear, at upwards of AU$40 per pack.

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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
That sucks!!!!
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
looks like wacky tobaccky is cheaper now?
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
Good I hate smokers
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
Australia hikes cigarette taxes for second time this year, making it MOST EXPENSIVE place in the WORLD to smoke

1 Sep, 2020 17:23

It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco in a bid to discourage the unhealthy (if lucrative) act, making them the most expensive anywhere in the world.

Australian cigarette smokers were hit with a 12.5 percent tax increase on Tuesday, the second tobacco excise tax hike Canberra has leveled against consumers this year. A package of 20 cigarettes now costs AU$35 (US$25) and brand-name smokes are even more dear, at upwards of AU$40 per pack.

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Quit!

Why pay that?

Goes to show you how desperate they (Governments) are.

Usually most politicians are load to the tits with tobacco companys in their portfolios
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
Seems obvious.

Nicotine has been shown to be effective against covid, so smokers generally don't get it. Need to make them quit so they join the "sick".

The more I look into it, the more I find the endless benefits of tobacco.

We have been lied to for more than a century.

80% of vaccines have nicotine derivatives in them (possibly 100%).

Isn't that funny? Why? Is there something good about it?

Isn't it also funny that the first "virus" ever "identified" was the Tobacco Mosaic Virus in 1892...

... by a pesticide company company no less. Their pesticide was being blamed for a new disease in tobacco. They "discovered" that it wasn't bacterial... it was a NEW external attacker called a virusm which is too small to even be seen!

Tada!!!

Ever since... we have had the push for vaccines and the war on tobacco.

Nicotine should be as common as vitamins.
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
Do you have roll your own products? The problem with this is that when many users quit, they will need a new revenue stream. What will it be? I can guarantee it will be something common and also considered bad for you. Something like sugar. It never ends.
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
I'm shocked. It's illegal to grow tobacco for personal use in Australia? Is that correct? That is nonsensical.
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
Do you have roll your own products? The problem with this is that when many users quit, they will need a new revenue stream. What will it be? I can guarantee it will be something common and also considered bad for you. Something like sugar. It never ends.
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Candy cigarettes at $1 a pop?
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And at the same time banned nicotine ejuice.

Yes, we're ruled by evil fucks.
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
Yes, illegal to grow yourself.

The direct penalties aren't too bad, but the few cases from the past are followed with tax evasion and then legal action from the tobacco companies for compromising their license based revenue.

The Australian gov is anti freedom.
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
I still smoke 40 a day..
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
I still smoke 40 a day..
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
I still smoke 40 a day..
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Cheaper to smoke ice
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
I use to smoke benson and hedges, then at the supermarket one day $50 a pack it was over, could not dot it. the end


shocked
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
tobacco connects you to the gods

thats why
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
Here comes the black market. The cartels will rake it.
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
looks like wacky tobaccky is cheaper now?
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Yep.

Weight for weight yandi is half as much.
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
I still smoke 40 a day..
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In Toronto, Canada, a large pack of Belmont's (25) costs from $16.35 to $19.30.
Crazy prices...and yeah, I still smoke more that a pack a day.
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
Part of the reason a republic is better than a democracy. Theoretically, the minorities (whatever they are) are protected.

Doesn't work so well in practice, but it's something to think about.
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
Australia hikes cigarette taxes for second time this year, making it MOST EXPENSIVE place in the WORLD to smoke

1 Sep, 2020 17:23

It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco in a bid to discourage the unhealthy (if lucrative) act, making them the most expensive anywhere in the world.

Australian cigarette smokers were hit with a 12.5 percent tax increase on Tuesday, the second tobacco excise tax hike Canberra has leveled against consumers this year. A package of 20 cigarettes now costs AU$35 (US$25) and brand-name smokes are even more dear, at upwards of AU$40 per pack.

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I roll my own. It cost me 86.00 bucks for 7 cartons.
I am not for Vaccines.
I believe in science NOT religion. Giving me bad karma for that, is anti-religious (you're passing judgement)
I understand microwave communications.
I do not stand for the NWO, it sucks.
I can debate.
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
I continue to smoke, and have recently decided I will always smoke in moderation, and in fact advocate for not only the freedom, but the benefits of nicotine, and the crimes perpetuated against humanity in the war on drugs, and the "for profit medicine" that has suppressed some of the most useful everyday drugs that we've been using for thousands of years.

Why is a 23 year old white coat supposedly more knowledgeable about what drugs I should put in my body?

I've been listening to my body for decades, and no-one knows it better than me.
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
Want a really controversial concept?

I believe children should have nicotine like vitamins. Readily available. The smoking bit has negative effects, but there are other delivery methods.

Nicotine increases brain function, it's why you find industries that involve lots of high-level thinking have a large amount of smokers. Nicotine increase cognition with (not studied almost anywhere at all) no negative side effects that have ever been identified.

I suspect children that have regular nicotine (in moderation, not dangerous doses), like vitamins, increase their brains' capacity to make connections.

In early age brain development this leads to "smarter" more flexible and resilient brains.

It is not a negative to feed to brain what in needs to be more effective.

We should be using many nutrients, drugs and substances all n balance and moderation, to better the odds of the human condition.

As an aside... with all the chemicals in chocolate, we should ALL be complete dribbling chocolate addicts! Why aren't we damagingly addicted to chocolate?

Because it is a balanced substance, with many benefits.
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Re: It costs AU$1.75 (US$1.29) per cigarette in Australia after the country slapped a second tax increase on tobacco
Yes, illegal to grow yourself.

The direct penalties aren't too bad, but the few cases from the past are followed with tax evasion and then legal action from the tobacco companies for compromising their license based revenue.

The Australian gov is anti freedom.
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Can you at least buy tobacco and roll your own to cut down costs?

Good grief, that's insane





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