If you smoke are you going to quit now because of the new cig tax?

United States
April 2, 2009 7:44am CST
I know a lot of areas of the country a pack of cigarettes are now $10.00 that is just crazy. I refuse to pay that much for cigarettes how about you? I wanted to quit anyways but this will surely give me more motivation to quit. They are $7.00 now in my area and thats way to much for me. So I will never buy another pack. I am going to get some nicotine lozenges today. I think right now I will need a little help with my quitting and maybe the lozenges will help. Are you going to quit now that cigarettes are that expensive?
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14 responses
• Malaysia
3 Apr 09
i am not a smoker..but my father does..i dont think he will quit smoking no matter what happen....it is just so hard to make him quit smoking.
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@valpopa (155)
• Italy
3 Apr 09
That is good..second hand smoking can be just as dangerous as first hand smoking.
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
I think so because I can save a certain amount wich can eventually pay on some of impotant bills. Aside from that you can get a better health.
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@Hvaniday1 (550)
• Malaysia
3 Apr 09
Is good to quit smoking, sometimes it takes time and patient. Some may say this is excuses but....
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• United States
3 Apr 09
People should quit smoking for their health and not because of the price of smokes, although that is a good reason to attempt to quit.
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@dlr297 (5387)
• United States
2 Apr 09
I will keep smoking and pay the extra price. The money will come from me just not spending it on something else. We will just stay home instead of going out to eat, the one night that we did this, and that will make up the extra cost..In my opinion the one that is going to get hurt by this decision is the restaurant that wont be getting my money anymore and the waitress that wont get my tip. We have to make a decision as to whats important in our lives, and i would rather smoke, than go out to dinner anyway. I guess my contribution to help the economy is just going up in smoke........
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
2 Apr 09
i certainly need to for more reasons other than the price to. i probably wany, been doing way too long. i buy the carons. don't have any idea what a pavk costd. i can not see anyone paying that for a pack. my gosh!!
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
2 Apr 09
I have never been a smoker, but I know my brother who could not afford to smoke before is really going to have to cut back because of the prices. They are only $5 something a pack here, but that is still too much. Good luck quitting!
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• United States
2 Apr 09
My brand will now cost approx. $50.00 per carton but I have been buying them online from Eurpoe for the past 3 years at $18.99 a carton. That is a huge difference. So no I will not quit.
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@frtwome (239)
• United States
8 Apr 09
yep, all of us smokers say we are going to quit, everytime there is a price increase. And, hopefully some will. And good luck to you, hope you can do it. Have you ever heard of Chantix to help you quit? I have talked to a few people that says it really works. The carton price here in my area in Tennessee, on my brand increased $9.00 per carton. I switched brands to get a cheaper price, so I'm paying about $25.00 a carton. The only thing that I can try right now, is to slow down my smoking, making the carton last longer. Again, Good Luck.
@bellaofchaos (11550)
• United States
7 Apr 09
My other half had decided to quit smoking but he just got a pack the other day and it was 5.36 a pack I want to cry.. I think that this is bull how they are taxing those who choose to smoke. I know that when he decides to definitely quit for good I'm leaving the country for a a month so that he can get through the withdrawl of smoking.
@deedeehall (1144)
• United States
7 Apr 09
i have never smoked but i here it is really hard to stop once you start. it seems like it is very costly all the way around. the amount you pay for them and then the hospital and doc bills it brings about later in life and the lifes that it some times take . if you can it would be wise to stop.
@Effusive (156)
• United States
4 Apr 09
I smoke Kools and they went up to about $3.85 which isn't bad for a pack of smokes. Now Newports they went up to about $5 a pack. If I smoked those then I would have to quit as I would not be able to afford them. I have been trying to quit for while now but have not been able to. To quit smoking is very hard but I think that I will try to quit as the habit is becoming disgusting to me and very expensive. I know up North they have gone up a blot and people there buy them from online. The guy at the gas station by my house also said that the stores have the choice to do that tax or not. I thought it was regulated and not a choice thing? Anyone's view on that?
@valpopa (155)
• Italy
3 Apr 09
I think people shold quit smoking regardless of the taxes or whatever deterrant. Smoking is not good for anybody. period.
• United States
3 Apr 09
No I am not going to quit. Im trying to lose weight and that is enough stress as it is and quitting would be extra stress on my body. The prices here aren't that bad. I switched to the cheapest pack, which is $3.15 right now. I guess I will be paying a little more when they go up. I might even switch again if there is anything cheaper. But you have to want to quit to be successful, and I dont want to yet.