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Originally posted by TheAmused
And the FDA now has control over what they put in tobacco.
They will now enforce the removal of all the bad stuff including nicotine.
Effective as of august or december.
Just thought i would give some inside info.
Originally posted by organism315
Have you been living in a cave? Here in the midwest, we've been paying $6 a pack for a couple years, and it's just been increased to $7 a pack, recently. You learn just how addictive nicotine is, when you still pay those prices, and are happy that they're not illegal, yet.
Nicotine is more physically addictive than heroin, and I want it totally outlawed. Marijuana is only mentally habit-forming (non-physically addictive) and it's outlawed. Don't even get me started on alcohol.
I think if we outlawed tobacco and alcohol and legalized pot, we'd have a VERY cool country to live in.
my 2 c,
Originally posted by djzombie
Here in new york its 10$ for a single pack of smokes.
I read an article a while back that said the government now makes more money per pack of smokes than the companies producing them do.
Possessing more than 20 packs (or two cartons) of cigarettes not bearing Tennessee revenue stamps is a violation of Tenn. Code Ann. 67-4-1019. Such products and any vehicle(s) used to transport them are considered contraband and are subject to seizure. Possession of more than 25 cartons is a Class E felony, while possession of more than two but less than 25 cartons is a misdemeanor.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by organism315
Although I agree with your post, However the government or the FDA I should say, will never remove nicotine or tar from any cigarette ever. It's what makes them your money, they'll make more "light" smokes, and by that I mean they just add holes in the filter.
And there are many little taxes that will begin soon, thousands of them. We will be the most taxed society on the planet in 5 years if we don't do anything about it.
Originally posted by whoswatchinwho
Well it looks like the states is about to catch up with us over the pond on this one, Britain has the third highest rate of tax on tobacco in europe, around 77%...........
CIGARETTE TAXES IN THE EU
Ireland - 78%
UK - 77%
France - 80%
Estonia - 67%
Latvia - 83%
Greece - 73%
Czech Republic - 78%
Hungary - 80%
Source: Tobacco Manufacturers' Association
and the smuggling is huge, as is counterfit tobacco
I know people who pay for their trip abroad by buying , a years supply when they are away, the difference in price pays for the trip, all perfectly legal....
[edit on 19/4/2009 by whoswatchinwho]