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Tax 'em if you got 'em

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Write-brained, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. New York has hiked its cigarette tax again, to a national high of $2.75 per pack.

    That means the average cost of a single pack of cigarettes there will now be about $6.

    Meanwhile, in South Carolina the cigarette tax is 7 cents, for an average cost of about $3.10.

    Either way, I'm damn glad I'm not paying for cigarettes any more, though I do miss them.


  2. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    This makes me almost as happy as UConn losing.

    Maybe this will get Dr. J to quit smoking.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    You haven't been able to buy cigs in NYC for less than $6 for about 5 years. It's $7+ now, including sales tax
    NJ with sales tax added is minimum $6 a pack or more.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    As long as the addicts keep paying.
  5. Wow. You, the government, Big Tobacco and every drug dealer in America has the same attitude.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    What do I care if people want to smoke themselves to death? (And not saying I never have a cig, either.)

    Pay for the privilege.
  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I almost became a smoker in high school, though I doubt I could ever admit it to my parents if it became a full-time thing. I, at 15, gave my friend $5 to get me a pack. I expected change, and he said that's what it cost -- in 1998. I ended up giving most of them away, anyway, and never and never asked him to buy me another pack. It was too much a hassle covering up the smell on my breath.

    But I became addicted to Reese's Pieces, and that was tough to quit.
  8. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    I've got to say that I love my cigarettes. Unfortunately for my pocketbook (and my husband's wallet) we do do not yet consider $6 a pack to be too much. I said I would quit when they hit $4 but alas, it didn't happen. Maybe when they get to be four figures a pack then I'll consider. Until then, I'll keep paying my taxes and enjoying every one that I smoke. Now don't bash me, as I keep my smoking to the privacy of my home & car and don't have any children at home. I enjoy it and plan to continue. Taxes be damned.
  9. Mystery_Meat

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  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    there's nothing quite like that first pull right after you get out of bed.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Bloody pack of smokes was 5 marks ($3) when I was in Deutschland 15 years ago, and I thought they were expensive as hell then.
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    Depending on where you buy 'em anywhere from $7.50 to $9.00 a pack up here. That's for a SMALL pack.

    But you do get a free warning with each purchase:

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