posted on Feb, 12 2009 @ 12:40 PM
reply to post by Ian McLean
OKay so prices are a little more expensive here for Premium Cigarettes. There's a brand we have (Canadian Classic - much worse then players - might
as well smoke glass), that's pretty cheap - around $6 I think... (i don't know for sure, mom smokes those). Those are considered bottom of the line
cigarettes, kind of like Number 7.
Premium Cigarettes (Benson & Hedges, Matinee, and MacDonald) are a little on the pricy side. At a gas station down on the North Shore (here in BC),
Matinee are about $8.50/pack - for a pack of 20, and in the gas stations MacDonald are about $11.00ish for a pack of 25 (in Alberta). Alberta only has
the 5% tax (Canadian wide), whereas BC has the 5% tax as well as the 6% provincial tax (so 11% taxes).
du Maurier is considered a standard average cigarette (I think), and they are around $9.00 a pack as well in either place. Alberta or BC. They're
probably (well I think anyway) the smoothest of the regular cigarettes you can buy.
A friend of mine bought a carton of Marlboro Lites when we were in Vegas for about $35 I think, at a Wallgreens. (That was last year so my pricing
might be off).
American smokes are so much stronger then Canadian ones though, I find anyway.
*Edit: I have a capitalization problem...
[edit on 2/12/2009 by CA_Orot]