The Big Rip-Off

@Arkie69 (2156)
United States
June 21, 2009 6:56am CST
This is to all the smokers. I can't believe how much cigarettes have gone up in the past 6 months. We the smokers are being ripped off big time. My daughter tried to find me some of the Santa Fe little cigars the other day. 6 months ago I was paying $8.90 a carton for them. The cheapest she could find them now was in an American Indian smoke shop and they were almost $6 a pack. 6 months ago they couldn't hardly sell them and now they can't keep them in the stores. This is not because of a new tax on "All TOBACCO" like they say. There is still no Tax stamp on any of the cigars or smokeless tobacco products. You can be sure if the Feds or the States were collecting taxes on them they would be a stamp on them just like there is on cigarettes. Instead of a TEA party the smokers need to get together and have a huge tobacco party. This price increase in tobacco products is nothing more than a bunch of greedy idiots taking advantage of the smokers. What will be next. Is the price of food going through the roof now? They already have us on the gasoline. If one group starts ripping off the public and gets away with it then others will try the same thing. I have made up my mind what I am going to do about it. I may have to quit until next summer but come next spring I will have a crop of tobacco growing. I'll plant enough for me and any of my neighbors that want it. I will save my own seed for the next year and use organic fertilizer and then lets see them raise the price on that. I for one have had enough of their crap and I am going to do something about it. Art
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@jb78000 (15163)
21 Jun 09
i've just stopped and it's not easy, apparently ciggies are about as addictive as heroin (that's what my doctor said, not me by the way)