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They want your drivers liscence now to buy ciggarettes in CT! anywhere else?

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posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 11:21 PM
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I work in retail management. since yesterday, in southwest CT, at our registers, its required now, in order to buy ciggarettes, a drivers liscense! i am a smoker that would love to quit, but imean cmon this is rediculous! its ok to ban things like bubble gum and electric ciggarettes, the safe harmless stuff, and keep the real cancer killers on the market. I was watching blumenthal other night on news, about electric ciggs...he was saying they have harmfull stuf in them, kids watch and learn....just like the real ciggs. its bull....plain and simple.
It make me feel, like im being cattalgued watched or something. in CT here, its only recently, that OSHA has started popping up around, and state officials who hire kids* to go into a shop, get the person working their to buy ciggs. Kid reports back with the ciggs, and yuo will have to go to court, and lucky if your job isnt terminated. its called a 'sting'* This is how this state makes some money, through fines* which can range a few thousand and up and up. now..recenlty, theyve cracked down on medication with Psuedrafin* which in CT, can only be purchased from the pharmacy counter. an employee rings one out by accident, its recorded on register, so the state has its evidence against you...and even if the employee wasnt aware, he/she is held accoutnable, the manager on duty, and company gets fined.
the thing is thiers illegals working where i work, and the language barrier. so sometimes an employee might not be aware. the pharmacutical companys made this crap which is kinda overkill anyways, pseuedrafine* for granted, the kids take them sometimes, as a brain rugh drug..mixing it with alcohol , red bull or something like that. they helped screw it up...but jesus on ciggarettes!
i know its on the political agenda, especially with obama, getting rid of ciggs. its not my or your fault, pharmacutical companys lets say, especially doctors and all the cigg companys, know nicotine is 5 times more addictive than heroin. They knew this for years, and all the sudden now, its a problem? ever since about 1999, when smoking was banned in resteraunts, whcih i agree with, has this escalated. we have homeless here, people without jobs being outsourced all over china and asia....no they wanna tackle ciggs>
makes me wonder if thier trying to crash phillip morris or something. as for the register thing..i think its moraly wrong too track how many packs a week i smoke or something ya know?
is this/has this been happening in other states as well>?




posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 11:24 PM
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In australia you must show ID if you look under 25...
It's legal to buy cigs at 18..



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 11:25 PM
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As far as I know, this has been going on for a while over the whole united states, maybe it was just your town introduced it very, very late because of people just now complaining about it in that town? The same goes with alcohol, if you don't look the age, you must confirm it. Nothing really bad about this.
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posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 11:29 PM
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I am 20 and live in Louisiana and the stores around my parts (and any other parts I've been to...) have always carded people who are asking to buy cigarettes, lighters, alcohol, etc. At least, they're legally obligated to do so, which I know because of the stupid "WE CARD UNDER 40" signs all over every gas station.



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 11:29 PM
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It has been like that here in NC now for some time. In fact a lot of stores has the cash register rigged so if you scan tobacco items it will lock up until you enter a DL number to clear the sell. I found that out last week. This man of about 40 was in line in front of me and had left his DL in the car and when he tried to buy so smokes the cash register locked waiting for the DL number. He said forget it and left. It took the store manger about 5 minutes to clear the cash register and then she had to fill out some kind of form about it. She was not happy about it.



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 11:32 PM
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They been scanning DL in NY for about 2 years now at some places. Some of the smaller stores didn't have the scanner, but still check ID's unless they know you. Back in the day, I was able to start smoking at 10, because I used to go to the corner store and pick up milk and smokes for my parents all the time, so the owner thought nothing of selling them to me.



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 11:40 PM
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Stings are old news man. I live in California, and youve had to show ID since the 70's for anyting with a chemical other than caffeine. I dont mind, I think its great, we never have problems of underage kids buying. you have to show ID for alcohol and ciggs till you have no hair, or its all gray and look like your about to drop dead.


EDIT: I forgot to mention, they even scan your liscense just to buy rolling papes and lighters. gotta be 18 to get a lighter even. fine by me lol, im of age

edit on 20-11-2010 by beachguy123 because: read the edit, thats why lol



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 11:43 PM
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What? Scan your DL for smokes? WTF? What crime are they trying to stop?

What if you don't have a drivers license? I don't. I refuse to get one. I don't need a car.

Is there some sort of epidemic over there that people are buying smokes in bulk and turning them into heroin or something? I really don't get it... Sure, if you look like a 15 year old, you need ID. but if you're obviously 40+ uhh...

With pseudo ephedrine it's sort of logical, you can turn that into something. I still get stroppy with the little idiots behind the counter when they want to see ID for it however, because I am obviously congested.. or when I buy cough medicine, I am made to feel like a criminal if I want the 200ml bottle and not the 100ml bottle which is more than half the price.

Why are most people bringing their own lubricant to the new world?




posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 11:46 PM
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Interesting. i know stings arnt new* so it appears it took some time before this liscense scanned at register thing caught up around where i work/live. its kinda lame ina sense. yeah its a nasty habbitt and all, i totaly agree. all they have to is put the cigg companys outta business, instead of whatever it is thier doing with my personal information ya know? are they like tracking how much i smoke as well? kinda intrusive if so.
we used to do the age verification by face and liscense yes. i guess it dosnt work. In my experinces doing it this way, ide get alot of complaints from customers, regulars too.." dont i look iver 18" when you can physically see thier 40 and over. my answer was always i appologize i know..the state requires me to ask* in reality though, if they do look in fact like 30 and older and we dont card them, they could be working for the state for all i know, which would putme in a heap of troubel then.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 12:45 AM
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I live here in CT and they been doing this for a long time and im ok with it because it helps keep cigarettes out of the hands of kids.

I am 33 i had my 1st cig at the age of 8 (one time only) then started smoking at the age of 12 i now use the E-cig and i can tell you everything in it (all FDA approved as well lol) and yes it is safer then cigarettes and cigarettes have about 4,000 chemicals and (like what) about 13 that are deadly (going by memory).

When my mother (may she rest in peace) got lung cancer i quit smoking after she died i ended up smoking again so i know what its like to quit. The return of the sense smell,taste and the feeling.

With the e-cig i feel that way again.So is it better then cigarettes? yes Is it better then not smoking or using the e-cig at all ? No ,we all know never starting is the safest bet.

But to card people every time they buy cigarettes,cigars,ect or the e-cig IMHO is a good thing. And they did not banned gum or the e-cigs as far as i know.

Ps. sorry for the long ass post and peace from dirty water. (you know where that is lol)


edit on 21-11-2010 by GunzCoty because: Your reason for the edit (must be filled out):...................why?



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 01:13 AM
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Gunzcoty, whereabouts? im in the stamford area! also..i am deply sory ot hear about your mom. i know what its like...i lsot my fatehr 2007 to lung cancer, stage 4, and my mother back in march 2001 also stage 4 when t was discovered. so my heart goes out to you man...

my fathers mother too back in 1989. she was on life support after a lung and a half had to be removed. she lived in new cannan, but moved to sacramento CA around 1988. only thing stopping it all, was the doctors ethincs. her will stated to pull the plug if thier was no coming back. doctors thier said it was immoral..so battled it legaly for 3 weeks till the plug was pulled.
i had my first cigg, when i was about 7 or 9 somewhere in thier. my fahter would mow the lawn, and toss his Kool on the side,s o naturally when he wasnt looking o got really curious, picked it up, tasted it, and went 'blah' lol...now here i am 35 years old, and cannot stop smoking at all. i maily got hooked when i was 18, all off a marlboro light..gafe me such a brain rush an sense of euphoric relaxation. now i dont smell air that good, slowed down. i have quit like 4 times in the past, over the past 12 years..ide make it 3-4months, then would start dating a woman, who smoked* got me all started back up. best thing wa going cold turckey! the hard part, for me, is making it those 3 weeks with not one cigg. in all 4 times, i came down with severe allergy symptoms, fatigued, sweat alot, metabolism and hunger came back big time..baggy red n black curtain eyes, not really mood swings though. if i could jsut meet a woman who dosnt smoke lol...
again dude...peace n love be with her man



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 01:18 AM
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for the record..in 2001, my mom was only 54, and my father, in 2007, was 61.
i kinda went off topic here* appologize all.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 01:21 AM
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This has been going on nationwide for a long long time. In most states you have to be 18 years old to buy cigarettes. In most states if you look under 30 you will be asked for ID, just the same as if you were buying alcohol. Why is this so shocking?



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 01:23 AM
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I understand the bit about not being able to buy cigarettes if you are under-age, but I don't get the "scanning your drivers license" bit.
Is it illegal to smoke if you don't have a drivers license?
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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 01:28 AM
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Did you just arrive here on this planet? If so, PLEASE fasten your seat belt firmly, cause it will only get more bumpy from here.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 01:59 AM
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Are you serious? The easiest way to get beer for me, was to hang out with girls around my age with big boobs. 12-16 this was how I got my beer. I would profile guys walking in, I spotted a nerdy guy that looked 21+ point them out, and the girl went to work. A little flirting, the guy would buy the beer, we would leave. After I hit 16 and started working legally, mom would buy my beer for me. She would rather I got drunk at home, than in the woods like I used to, much safer that way.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 02:06 AM
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In Scotland they sell single cigarettes in the Chip shops for you to smoke while you are waiting for your chips to cook. The UK is WAY less serious about the whole smoking / drinking under age thing then the US.


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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 02:12 AM
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What the... why do thye need to scan your driving licence? I thought the UKs rules where strict but that is really strange.. what do they do with the data??

Personally, I don't generally carry any form of ID with me..



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 02:19 AM
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It's been like that for several years now in the Chicago suburb that I live in. I also routinely get carded buying wine at Whole Foods, even though I obviously look over 40. The first one doesn't amuse me, though the second one does.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 02:24 AM
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I've been carded for buying alcohol when I've been in the US too, when I have been 30+

I really don't see the point, If I had kids I would rather they were able to go and buy some Vodka from a shop legally then having to go and buy other illegal things on a street corner.

Teens like to experiment with things, you can either make that experimentation safe or dangerous, seems like the US is choosing the dangerous root to me



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