posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 03:24 PM
Originally posted by j2000
In Kansas the Witch Sebelus on her way out the door, slapped another one dollar a pack to match the dollar added from the Feds.
34 dollars a carton to 54 in one month.
In NY they said over 100 dollars a carton.
These prices are dangerous and unconstitutional.
If you have a carton in your car for 100 bucks, I am sure crime will go up.
I know if you want to "Bum" one from me, forget it.
You make it sound like cigarettes are an essential of life. Sorry, but they aren't. In canada we've been paying 10$ a pack for several years thats
because our government pays for all our healthcare, thus they have a real motivation to WANT us to be healthy and quit smoking. Your government just
wants to make more money off you.
I smoked for 5 years, its a terrible habit and ultimately does absolutely nothing for you. Not to mention that, everything you've been told about
cigarettes is outright fabrication and disinfo placed by tabacco companies to hold you as a client.
- Nicotine is worse than Heroin (as far as addiction): Absolutely 100% false, the average nicotine craving is less than a minute and a half, get
through that and you're fine for awhile. Heroin has cravings that can last hours, and physical withdrawl occurs in 100% of people that are detoxing,
this is not the case with tobacco.
- Smoking relaxes you: Another completely ridiculous claim. Because of the nicotine you are at a heightened level of stress, so ontop of the genuine
stress you are experiencing you also have the stress of your body wanting the nicotine. This can and does increase your stress levels. Once you have a
smoke, you are not relieving the initial stress, just the stress of the nicotine withdrawl.
Theres more, but these are examples of the seeds the companies plant in their customers head so that they believe that quiting is futile. It isn't
and it will improve your life, quit waiting for the right time cause you will NEVER find the 'right' time to quit. There's always that next event
that you need to get through that will be 'extra' stressful.
I know the stress myth is completely false because I experienced a much better ability to control stress after quitting. Those situations in traffic
or whatever normally wound me right up, was laughable now that I wasn't stressing about my nicotine addiction. Don't get me wrong though, quitting
is not always the easiest but it is highly rewarding.