Cigarette Prices go up again .. I am so upset

United States
February 11, 2009 10:01am CST
Hi Everyone, I don't know if any other smokers are upset about this but I sure am. I know that smoking is bad for you, but with all the stress I have in my life I can not quit right now. Believe me I have tried so many times. I am so upset about them going up again. I can't afford this on what little I am living on. But I can't quit either. I have to much stress and quiting right now would make my health even worse. I know it sounds stupid. Quitting should be healthier for you, and I know it is but I have smoked for so many years I just cant yet. It seems like the ecomony is just getting worse and worse and now gas is going up to. How do these people expect us to live everyday?? It seems you have to be a millionare to afford to live! People with money have no complaints but when you live on not much it is very stressful! Is anyone else upset about this?
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6 responses
@moneymommy (3420)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I hear they are even going to go up more in April. Did you hear about that. My local store owner was telling me this. I am going to try to quit anyways and least I hope I can. I will not be able to afford it anymore.
• United States
11 Feb 09
I haven't heard that. Great. I hope you can quit to. I wish that I could. Good luck to you.
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• United States
12 Feb 09
You know what maybe this will make you quit. You should quit smoking. The price should have gone up sooner and it would have saved a lot of lives. QUIT SMOKING. It will screw you up man and your lungs. But that's just my opinion. I am not asking you to follow me but I am just letting you know about what I am thinking.
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
12 Feb 09
Raising the price wont really help people stop smoking... someone who has smoked for years after years & isn't ready to quit will find a way to pay for their smokes.... But, maybe in some cases it will help...
@suegt31 (166)
• Australia
11 Feb 09
Hi, look i can relate to what you are saying. I am in exactly the same vote. I have so much stress in my life, i find that a smoke is really all that can help sometimes. I think i would die without my smokes. Yeah, they say quitting is better for you, but how many people die from cancer that have never smoked in their lives? Heaps i know alot. The prices are becoming rediculous. Not only for smokes but also for food and gas. What can we do though? P.S sorry, i haven't emailed going through a really rough time right now. I haven't forgotten you.
• United States
12 Feb 09
Hi Again, Yes having a smoke is the only thing that calms my nerves. I think the whole world is depressed right now because of the ecomony. Food is rediculous right now and I hear the gas is going back up to. I don't know how they expect regular people to live day to day. By regular people I mean us that are not rich. I guess we can't do anything. Its ok. Just email when you can.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I'm afraid you won't get much support here lagirl. Most people are quiting or having already quit and the nonsmokers won't have any sympathy for us smokers. Yes, I'm a smoker and wish to quit too some day but like you, I can't yet because of my nerves. I had a really bad year last year and now I live in fear on that one phone call so quiting in this state of mind, it's not going to happen.... right now.
• United States
11 Feb 09
Hi catsanddogs, Yes I am afraid you are right. I just wanted to get others opinions and if they are quiting or not. I am also living in fear and I just keep praying things will get better soon. I just wonder if this ecomony will ever get better. I am going switch to a different brand of cigs. Something cheaper. Hopefully that will help. Thanks for the response.
10 Feb 12
I find it disgusting that here in Australia it is now costing me 25 dollars a packet yet I went over sea's a few months ago and spent $2.00 Australian on a packet how much more rediculous government taxes does our government want to take from us? Along with this carbon tax, car rego and insurance is huge, intrest rates are always on the rise,electricity bills rising costs for food is always rising and yearly tax's on your wages.... Shouldn't we get pay rises when they expect us to give all our hard earnt money. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer!! If the government is so disgusted in smoking they should pay for every smoker to be able to quit. They have already ostracized us from public venues what's next? Obviously rising the prices isn't working it's just making people's lives harder financially! Yet they will give imergrants a house to live in a fortnightly dole payment and the right to open businesses.... I think the governememt is a pack of idiots and need to sort out their priorities !!!!!!
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
12 Feb 09
I'm sure your upset... I'm an ex-smoker so I know how you feel. So I'm not gonna judge you on smoking, but I will say that just because you might stress out if you quit, doesn't mean your health will be worse. Actually your health will be better if you just quit. It's a myth about all that crap about if you stop smoking after so many years & you stress that your putting your health at risk or making it worse. I quit cold turkey & when I quit, I had lots of stress, but in the long run, I was healthier. So, when you said you couldn't quit, well I have to correct that because... yes you can quit.