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Originally posted by mental modulator
Originally posted by mrwupy
On the first of March the state tax of Arkansas went up 60 cents, then the tobacco companies raised the prices on my brand another 70 cents. The feds raise taxes on the first of April......sigh....
I started smoking when I was twelve years old. Back then they didn't ask for ID. I'm now 48 and have been without a cigarette for two weeks and one day.
I agree that growing tobacco will probably bring you some good trading material if TSHTF, but it won't bring you enough to support a habit.
I'm all for the bootlegging.
I've been 33 days without a smoke myself
OP has a good idea
Originally posted by The Undertaker
reply to post by tothetenthpower
Have the powers that be learned nothing in the past 100 years. This is only going to encourage bootlegging and foster another economy occupied now only by hard drugs.. Get ready for the 21st century blackmarket and underground trade routes nation wide. As if they don't already exist.
In my opinion they need to tax the crap out of Ho Ho's and Twinkies. I see more obese people on my embalming table than smokers.
Originally posted by Curious_Agnostic
Some people will justify taxes on smokes by saying that it will help people quit. I would like to tell those people that it doesn't work, at least on me. Smokes were 2 bucks a pack when I started, and now they're up to 5 bucks, and I'm smoking more. Health issues are a bigger motivater to quit, so raising the prices doesn't help convince people like me to stop smoking.
edit - clarification
[edit on 3/30/2009 by Curious_Agnostic]