Has the tobacco tax stopped you from smoking?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Principessa, Apr 20, 2009.

?

How much is too much for a pack of cigarettes?

Poll closed Apr 30, 2009.
  1. I will stop smoking when cigarettes are $5 a pack

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. I will stop smoking when cigarettes are $6 a pack

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. I will stop smoking when cigarettes are $8 a pack

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. I will stop smoking when cigarettes are $10 a pack

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  5. It's my choice, I will never stop smoking.

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  6. I will give up other things like cable tv to afford my cigarettes.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Principessa

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Messages:
    19,494
    Likes Received:
    28
    Gender:
    Female
    Has the tobacco tax stopped you from smoking?

    My beau hasn't stopped complaining about the new tobacco tax since it went into effect. The good thing is it may just get him to stop smoking. :smile: He had already started to cut back from his normal 3 packs a day a few months ago. He is looking into stopping techniques but in the past hasn't had any luck with patches or gums.
    Have any of you tried Njoy. I have seen it advertised and sold at a lot of truckstops. I find it interesting that truckers seem to be their target demographic. I wonder if they sell them in college bookstores as well? Since many people start smoking in college. Apparently it's an artificial cigarette. There is a minimal amount of nicotine and it produces no smoke. :cool:
     
  2. polesmoker

    Verified Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    334
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    144
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    OK; USA
    Verified:
    Photo
    This is not the first major tax, but it is substantial. I'm still smoking. I have heard from former smokers cold turkey is the best way to quit.
     
  3. nudeyorker

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Messages:
    42,918
    Likes Received:
    37
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    NYC/Honolulu
    Well I quit smoking from October until March. Foolishly I started again. I have three cartons of duty free cigarettes in my freezer and when they are gone I'm done. Cigarettes are $9.50 a pack in NYC. That adds up to a decent vacation.
     
  4. Mandee

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2007
    Messages:
    4,435
    Likes Received:
    2
    I don't smoke and I never have, so it doesn't affect me. But, I reallly hate being around people when they're smoking, so I hope it does have some effect on those that do smoke, and maybe they'll all cut back a little and make our air a little easier to breathe! My grandmother smokes, and I have no idea how she affords it as it is, but maybe this will help her cut back. My father also smokes, but he lives in Oklahoma and so I never see him anyway. I talked to him today and he didn't mention anything about the tax, but I'm sure he's not happy about it. lol.
     
  5. Ed69

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2006
    Messages:
    2,617
    Likes Received:
    211
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Talent (OR, US)
    I role my own smokes,so all the tax means is I won't buy as much tobacco per month.
     
  6. got_lost

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,022
    Likes Received:
    3
    I roll my own usually, though when I've been in the US I usually purchase them cos (a) it's so much cheaper than here and (b) I get very weird looks.... but once I got to NY on the last trip... I was rolling again! They were over twice as much as they were in Georgia the day before! :eek:

    I say 'rolling again'.... I should add 'when Nick8 would allow it'! :lmao:
     
  7. Phil Ayesho

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    5,592
    Likes Received:
    880
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    San Diego
    intelligence not only stopped me from smoking... it prevented me from ever starting.

    Smoking is, without a doubt, among the stupidest things human beings do. Not nearly rewarding enough to be worth the cost in both money and health.
     
  8. justmeincal

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,044
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    San Diego County
    I quit smoking about 12 years ago. I am astounded at the prices today.
     
  9. Mr Ed in Mass

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2006
    Messages:
    2,685
    Likes Received:
    568
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Massachusetts,The most corrupt of the 57 states.
    I thought that you only smoked poles. LOL
     
  10. D_Kay_Sarah_Sarah

    D_Kay_Sarah_Sarah Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    5,455
    Likes Received:
    14
    $5 a pack :eek: Here in Oz i just paid $12.50 for a pack of 25's today
     
  11. sixfour

    Verified Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    40
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Verified:
    Photo
    I quit due to health reasons and am glad...however, I still feel that smokers have rights and that the taxes are a joke.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted