How much do cigarettes cost in your area? Graphic pictures on smokes!

@free_man (7337)
United States
June 21, 2011 9:03am CST
They are talking about putting graphic pictures on cigarettes to stop people from buying them. Not a good thing to start smoking. But I have been smoking for many years and was wondering how much smokes cost where you live? Here they are for a cheap good tasting smoke about 2.60 a pack! And some times you can find them a little cheaper. Do you smoke? Did that warning on the pack make you think twice about smoking? Would you not have started smoking if it had a picture of lungs on it that showed them in bad shape? Will these pictures slow smokers down?
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@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
22 Jun 11
hi free_man I dont think thwse will really slow smokers down. I only smoked for a few years from 21 to 26 and then stopped as I found it too expensive even if you roll your smokes yourself which I did with a little machine. LOL.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
22 Jun 11
Hi RitterSport and welcome to my lot. I roll my own when I can't afford to buy them with a machine. Good thing that you didn't smoke long not a good habit to pick up. Me been a long time smoking and not ready to give them up yet.
• Lippstadt, Germany
22 Jun 11
hi free_man back then with 26 I gave up smoking for the second time when I was succssful. Main reason was that I was going to a Christian retreat with lots of teens at that place in England so I thought thats no good idea being about 10 years older than they are and smoke first then pray. I then didnt throw the cigs out from one day to the next but stopped graduall. It was 10 a day so I decided one week 10 next week 9 and so on till I could stop and my body got used too to less and less nicotine.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
23 Jun 11
Hi RitterSport. That would be a good way to stop smoking. It was good that you thought of the others at that Christian retreat. You got a kind heart! Glad you could quit.
• United States
21 Jun 11
Lucky you! Here it's up to $14.00 a pack, sometimes you can buy a pack of newports for $10.50, but that's if you're lucky haha. I know all about the warnings on the pack that make normal people think twice about smoking. I would have still started smoking if it had a picture of the lungs on it that showed them in bad shape, because when I started smoking I instantly felt a big weight off my shoulders and became involved with a crowd of people that settled my min from stress. I think the picture will slow some smokers down, but as for me (not the pack a day smoker) it'll just come off as something I'll chose to ignore for now.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
21 Jun 11
Hi Belonephobicgirl and welcome to my lot. Wow that is a lot of money to spend on a pack of smokes. I seen one response about 10 bucks a pack and I thought that was bad. Where do you live? I live in Missouri and we can still get a pack for under 3 bucks. Your right the pictures won't affect many smokers we will just plain ignore them and still light one up. Wish I had never started though and if I could I would quit but still not in that frame of mind. It does seem to relax me when I get stressed out.
• United States
22 Jun 11
I live in NYC, and yeah I think it's the most expensive cost in the states, because of the highest amount of tax added.
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• United States
22 Jun 11
How much are they in the UK?
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@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
21 Jun 11
I do not think that these graphic pictures would even matter to most smokers. I just finished my anatomy class and there are a great deal of smokers in there who would learn the human lung and smokers lung and then take a break to light one up! I am not a smoker but my boyfriend is. I know he pays about $4.50 for USA GOLD and his aunt and grandparents pay $6.50 for a pack of Marlboros.
• United States
22 Jun 11
Yeah I never started because I seen how much money my dad and mom wasted but then I got with a smoker and now we waste money on it anyways! I tried to talk him into electric ciggs but he was solo against it
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• China
22 Jun 11
Hi, actually, i am a non-smoker, but my grandparent smoking every day, my family members tried to persuade him not to smoke, and the doctors also advised not to smoke, once in his recover after, unfortunately, it was failed, after all, smoking is not good for the health, hence, i suggest that less smoking or not smoking, although it is difficult for those smokers...well, nice time mylotting and good luck for you...
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
22 Jun 11
Hi Lilyfang and welcome to my lot. Thank God you don't smoke and just a little knowledge for you your grandparent that has passed on is in Heaven with the FATHER (God) not feeling any suffering. Thanks good luck to you too my friend.
• United States
21 Jun 11
here they cost $10 we live in ny.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
21 Jun 11
Hi Gifts. I think if I lived in NY I would be saving every butt so I could reroll it when I got down on my luck. Thank God we can still buy a cheap pack for under 3 bucks.
• India
23 Jun 11
no i don't