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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:06 PM
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Smokers--what's your brand?
I'm a social/moocher smoker, so I have none. Three or four per week or so, just because I like the taste and smell once in a great while. Of what I've mooched, Djarum cloves are probably my fave.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:08 PM
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1. Camel Lights
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:45 PM
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14. Cammel Lights, too.
I'm now down to only 5 a day. It's taken me some time to get that far. When I was bartending I was up to almost two packs a day. But it was hard to keep track when people mooch off of you, but nonetheless, I was paying for two packs a day. Now, I buy a pack every three days or so.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:59 PM
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28. Camel Light Wides
But I rarely smoke these days. I usually buy a pack around the Holidays, just to keep around. And that's it.
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:14 PM
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2. Marlboro Reds
I'm going to stop


someday.


Maybe


Sort of.


Well at least cut back.
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mulsh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:18 PM
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3. Larks
I managed to quit smoking back in 1982 but recently found the last carton I purchased. I puirchased it a day before I quit and held onto it to remind me never to smoke again.
If I ever smoked again I'd go back to Larks. I don't know how I quit, one day I was smoking a pack & a half the following day I didn't smoke any and haven't smoked since, never had a nicotine fit. weird.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:21 PM
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4. Camel filters back when I smoked
I was out of step, of course. Everyone else smoked either Marlboro's or Winston's.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:22 PM
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5. Marlboro Menthol Lights.
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:24 PM
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6. I smoked Basics before I quit.
Full flavor. I thought they tasted great for their price.

I can still taste them in my dreams, and sometimes when I'm awake, too. Mostly in my dreams. I smoke a LOT in my dreams.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:31 PM
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7. Marlboro Menthol Ultra-Light 100s
Takes five damn minutes to say it at the convenience store counter. But Marlboro sends me coupons ...

Bake
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:45 PM
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22. menthol ultra light, huh?
Guess they don't sell Luckies where you live. :eyes:
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:38 PM
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8. I smoke Top..
#1 I'm cheap..
#2 It is a good way to meet girls.. Do you have a spare smoke?.. I can roll you one.. I can get 60 seconds of conversation in..
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Irreverend IX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:57 PM
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9. Political contributions by brand
(source: buyblue.org)


R. J. Reynolds (Camel, Winston, Salem, Cool, Lucky Strike, American Spirit, Pall Mall)

$101,600 to Democrats
$696,900 to Republicans

Related articles:

AFL-CIO Boycott of R.J. Reynolds spans 50 Years
Boycott initiated by Bakery, Confectionery & Tobacco Workers International Union (BC&T) against R.J. Reynolds' American-produced tobacco products in 1955. Reynolds's anti-union stance has persisted for over half a century. In 1948-49 it succeeded in decertifying the CIO union, which had organized the workforce through sit-down actions in 1943. Since then workers have repeatedly expressed their desire to organize but the company initiates vicious anti-union tactics whenever there is any union activity, most recently a 1996 "scare campaign" employing the full range of union-busting techniques intended to pre-empt a union organizing drive.



Philip Morris (Marlboro, Virginia Slims, Benson & Hedges, Chesterfield, West)

$255,415 to Democrats
$557,885 to Republicans

Related articles:

Cancer Patient Dies Soon After Winning Suit Against Big Tobacco
October 11, 2002, Miami, Fla. - The former Monessen man who made history in June when he was awarded $37.5 million in damages from the tobacco industry has died. John Lukacs, 77, never got a chance to enjoy the award he received from a Miami jury. He died Monday from complications from cancer. A jury concluded that Brown & Williamson, Philip Morris and the Liggett Group caused Lukacs' cancer and was not honest about the hazards of smoking.

Altria Ordered to Pay $10 Billion For Deceiving Customers
March 24, 2003 - Altria deceived customers by claiming that "light" cirarettes were less hazardous. Documents presented as evidence in lawsuits during the 1990s show the tobacco industry knew smokers using lower-nicotine brands compensated by covering ventilation holes and inhaling more deeply. That meant they were breathing more tar and nicotine than government tests estimated, according to the documents.

Philip Morris Agreement With EU Indicates Complicity in Cigarette Smuggling
July 9, 2004 - The European Union (EU) announced today that, in order to avoid a lawsuit over cigarette smuggling, Philip Morris International has agreed to implement a series of necessary anti-smuggling measures and pay up to $1.25 billion over the course of 12 years. For years, the tobacco companies have denied either that they had a role in cigarette smuggling or that they could do anything to prevent it. Philip Morris agreement with the EU casts serious doubt on both claims.



Lorillard Tobacco (Newport, Kent, Max, Old Gold, Satin, True)

$5,620 to Democrats
$66,630 to Republicans

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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:30 PM
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12. GD is down the hall and to the left.
:eyes:
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:51 PM
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24. I thought it was on the right. Anyway, it's certainly not HERE.
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 09:41 AM
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61. Come down...get off your fuckin' cross
We need the fuckin' space to nail the next fool martyr.
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American Jesus Donating Member (288 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:58 PM
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10. BC Bud
Nobody tell My Dad (even though He created the stuff)
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:28 PM
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11. I used to smoke Benson and Hedges.
When I quit, they were about $3.50 a pack. Now they are up to five bucks.
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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:52 PM
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16. and if the morality police
have their way, they'll be 8.76 a pack here come January. More than I make an hour. bastids.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:47 PM
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23. Cool.
Bought time their cost reflected their actual, um, cost.
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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:06 PM
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33. Wow.
Deep.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:16 PM
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49. That means
you're paying $6.16 now.



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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:42 PM
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13. Pall *cough* Mall
Filters. I don't cough as much as I used to now that I use the filtered version. :P
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:50 PM
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15. Parliaments. You can bite on the recessed filter and it doesn't get soggy.
Redstone
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New Earth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:52 PM
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39. that's my brand too
:) i like Newports (or any menthol) when I'm drinking though, just every once in a while.
but i daily smoke Parliament Lights, must be boxed, no 100's :o
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:14 PM
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41. You can tell anybody who's ever smoked Parliaments, because they always
blow a puff of air into the filter before lighting up, to remove any stray particles of tobacco from that recessed filter...

Redstone
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Tyrone Slothrop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 09:07 AM
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59. Ain't no party like a P-funk party...
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:56 PM
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17. American Spirit
Original Blend in the can, not the pack.

Funny this thread should pop up now. I just got off the phone with a guy at Santa Fe Tobacco Co., which makes American Spirit. I wanted to know how much the tax on a can of tobacco is gonna go up when Prop 86 passes in Kollyforniya. He told me it's only gonna be about another $3, which is great, since it'll go up $2.60 per pack for manufactured cigs.

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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:30 PM
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18. American Spirit- Regular/Light Blue
:)
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:35 PM
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20. I wish TheSmoker would switch to American Spirit. He smokes
(I think) Malboro Lights. I wish POT was legal x(
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:34 PM
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19. Another American Spirit devotee here.
Blues.
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raptor_rider Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:14 PM
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40. Yellow, Light American Spirits
here. We are lucky, we can order through the mail from a smoke shop off the reservation. Not tax and only $29 a carton. Life is good in New Mexico!
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smtpgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:41 PM
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21. sticks
Merit
Marlboro mediums
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:52 PM
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25. Halitosis Filter Kings
Truth in advertising. :hi:

Morphine Drip Menthol

Myocardial Infarction 100s

Cancermakesyou Ultralight
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:56 PM
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26. I'd rather this not turn into another smoking flamewar, if you don't mind
Thanks in advance.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:04 PM
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30. They say that ostrich is lower in fat,...
...but that you eat more of it.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:56 PM
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27. ..
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:09 PM
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35. Do you also crash birthday parties
to shit on the cake?

:eyes:

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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:37 PM
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44. That's an actual brand.
I had a pack in San Fran back in '91. They tasted like their name. :puke:
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:01 PM
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29. Merit
:smoke:
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:05 PM
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31. Where should we send your AARP card?
:evilgrin:
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:52 PM
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38. Is that not a hip brand ?
Pssst...I already have my AARP card :hi:
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:05 PM
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32. Maui Wowie Lights
Kidding. Like I could even hope to score good weed. I smoke the cheap redneck weed. But I look forward to the day when I will go down to the convenience store and tell the clerk that I want a pack of Maui Wowie Lights, or perhaps some AK-47 in a can.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:08 PM
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34. Dunhill or John Player Specials, back in the days
but it's been 25 years since my last smoke...

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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:42 PM
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36. Don't know if you've got 'em down there but,
Export'A Milds.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:45 PM
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37. I make my own, my tobacco is D&R Windsail Platinum
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:15 PM
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42. USA Gold
:puke:
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:16 PM
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43. Marlboro Menthol Lights
"Light" my ass!
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:00 PM
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45. when I do smoke
Marb light 100's in a box...
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:04 PM
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46. Olde English 800 cause that's my brand
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 11:05 PM by swag
Take it in a bottle, 40, quart, or can
Drink it like a madman yes I do
Fuck the police and a 502



Oops. Wrong thread.


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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:17 PM
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50. ...
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:27 PM
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51. fuck yeah!
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jane_pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:09 PM
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47. Lucky Strike Lights except I buy
Camel Lights because nobody around here seems to have Lucky Strike Lights in stock for more than a week so I gave up even trying. I guess that makes it Camel by default. It's just as well--Lucky Strike seems to burn too fast or be shorter or something anyway. But still--I like 'em.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:11 PM
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48. I make my own with 100% Turkish tobacco called Ramback.
Also, I have the occasional box of American Spirit perique blend (black) or Dimitrino Botschafter cigarettes.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:25 AM
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52. winstons
american spirit (yellow and ocassionally menthol) if i can afford it and kools if i want menthol but can't find/afford american spirit
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:54 AM
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53. Marlboro Milds
They're very nice; I'm not a menthol fan per se but they are indeed mildly so and just right ... before these it's been everything from Lucky Strikes and Camel Lights to American Spirits and Winstons.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 02:01 AM
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54. American Spirit injected into filtered Rizla or Brookfield tubes. (nt)
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Faux pas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 02:30 AM
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55. The cheapest generic ultra light 100's I can find on line. A-One
is the cigarette of the month, $11.70 a carton. It's the ritual, not the nicotine.
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landdaddy Donating Member (473 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 06:02 AM
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56. Camel Filters.............eom
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swimboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 06:20 AM
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57. Used to be Camel Lights and Dunhill Reds for the holidays.
I never smoked very much but I'm taking a year off entirely right now.
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Lowell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 09:05 AM
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58. La Gloria Cubana Maduro
Mild, dark, hand rolled cigars made in the Dominican Republic. They're great!
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 09:39 AM
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60. Camel Ultra Lights
They're healthier! HA HA!
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One_Life_To_Give Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 09:54 AM
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62. Six years, eleven months, three weeks, two days, 2 hours
Six years, eleven months, three weeks, two days, 2 hours, 18 minutes and 29 seconds. 76472 Newport cigarettes not smoked, saving $16,594.34. Life saved: 37 weeks, 6 days, 12 hours, 40 minutes.
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