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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:56 AM
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Poll question: Do you support big tobacco?
In other words, do you smoke?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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New Dem Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:57 AM
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1. no
not only do i not smoke...can't be around anyone who does...i get really bad headaches.
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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:00 AM
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2. Welcome to DU!
:hi:
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New Dem Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:02 AM
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3. thanks!
thanks...good to be here :)
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:06 AM
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6. Welcome to DU New Dem!
:hi:

I take it you were something else, politically speaking, until recently?
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New Dem Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:09 AM
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8. yes
ashamed to admit it....i was on the dark side for awhile but you can thank GW for making me run really far away and join the "good side". also, i met some really great liberal democrats in the past 2 years who 'enlightened' me :)
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Yogi Donating Member (648 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:05 AM
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4. Quiting was the hardest .......
thing I ever done, but it was the smartest thing I ever did.
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Cybergata Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:30 PM
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15. Here Here!!!
I can attest to that as well. I quit 13 years ago and I still have dreams about smoking. My sister had a friend who gave up both tobacco and heroine in his life, and he swore quitting heroine was the easiest of the two.

:hippie:
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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:05 AM
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5. I quit in 1973
when a pack of Marlboros was .50 a pack. I have no idea what they cost now!
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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:07 AM
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7. I don't smoke, but i think they are about 5 dollars a pack now.
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tcfrogs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:33 PM
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16. They are at least $5/pack in Chicago/Cook County
They raised the tax $1/pack sometime this spring.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:24 AM
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9. A carton is like $50 dollars in New Jersey
I was shopping at the Burlington Mall past Saturday and I asked the lady in Strawbridge about whether they had sales tax on Jewelry (I had to pick up a last minute item and I was heading to visit my friend who lives in NJ).

The lady commented that yes, there was sales tax and the we got to joking about NJ vs. DE. Her comment was that she would drive to Delaware to buy smokes because the cigerettes are so much cheaper in our state than in New Jersey ($50 vs. $30). I guess they make a weekly road trip and pick up a bunch of cartons of ciggies for her and her friends.

I heard that and all I could think is "Why don't you just quit and then you'd save a ton of money all together"
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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:33 AM
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13. Can you believe we used to buy them for 5.00 / carton?
As soon as my tin can steamed past the 12 mile limit the SKs would sell cartons as " Sea Stores" from the storage compartments. Limit 2 per person - 5.00 each !

They were fifty cents a pack ashore.

I will experiment with leaves and grasses before I would spend that much on cigerettes.... as a kid, grapevine was not that bad.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:50 AM
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10. Everyone supports Big Tobacco.
They get gov't subsidies.
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Elginoid Donating Member (387 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:53 AM
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11. I've smoked pot for over 25 years-
and still going STRONG...but I have yet to smoke an entire cigarette.
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:55 AM
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12. I'm somewhere between "never smoked" and "I did but I quit"
I did smoke a little, late in high school/early in college -- but I didn't smoke a lot. Maybe two packs a week at the absolute height of it. I haven't had a cigarette in a decade or so.

I indirectly support Cheap Tobacco. My husband buys these generic "Kentucky's Best" or worse, "Roger" (imported from somewhere or other, perhaps with a U.S. parent, perhaps not). I don't know if these are subsidiaries of Big Tobacco, or little companies, or something else altogether. The packages often don't say. (He also buys Gitanes (sp?) on occasion, so I'm supporting French Tobacco, too.)
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TX-RAT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:35 AM
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14. Been a cigar smoker for 20 yrs
Non American brands.
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