Do you smoke and/or chew tobacco?

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  1. Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne Well-Known Member Donor

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    I never smoked until I went to Vietnam in the late 60's. Cigarettes were basically free and everyone smoked. When I came back I continued smoking 2-3 packs of Marlboro reds per day until 06-26-98 when I quit tobacco for good. One of the best decisions that I ever made.

    Just this week I was in the grocery store and noticed that a pack of Marlboro reds was over $8.00! Who would spend that much to smoke that garbage?

    How many of you you use tobacco in whatever form and why?

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    Jason Bourne
     
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    Like you, I smoked in 'Nam - kept the flies and mosquitoes away a bit.
    Smoked for 40 years - I finally had enough about 5 years ago - not had one since - tough because wife still smokes.
    I finally got it into my thick skull that there was no future in smoking.
     
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    Who created those taxes? Democrats...


    I smoke mini cigars down here $1.18 for a pack of 20.


    So remind us who is for the poor and who is against us?


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    I have a GREAT story about smoking.
    Hard to remember now, but you used to be able to smoke almost anywhere.
    I was in a New York City skyscraper elevator at least 40 years ago. Car was fairly packed. There was a guy smoking a cigar, and I noticed another guy staring daggers at the cigar smoker.
    People kept getting off - finally there was just me, the cigar smoker, and the guy staring daggers at the cigar smoker.
    My floor comes up - as the door opens the guy staring daggers says to the cigar smoker - "You know, cigars are breath fresheners for people who eat $hit!"
    The doors closed - I wanted to jump back on - did they fight? Did the guy just think that up, or wait for me to leave? I never heard it before or since.
    I never did like second-hand smoke - particularly cigar smoke.
     
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    Bottom line you think it's "stinky" and what is the rest of your point?



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    Wow what state if you don't mind me asking. In this area the going rate on Marlboros seems to be around $5.30 ish but I am told there are a couple places you can get them for less than five. Must be a tax difference between here and there.

    I remember my dad used to mail a friend of his who was career navy sleeves of dip periodically when he was on cruise. His friend didn't dip a lot, but would sell the stuff for a fortune on the ship.
     
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    You are showing your age.. just a friendly reminder ..


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    Actually I am showing my dad's age
     
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    Your pop is around the same age as me, you can't comprehend what life was like back then .


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    He is dead now, but this would have been in the 90's sometimes. IIRC, they could still use but couldn't buy it on the ship.
     
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    Sorry pal to hear your dad died, it must of been hard for you..

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    Thanks. I would rather have him here than not have him here, but TBH I have seen so many people's bodies wrecked by prolonged chemo/radiation that he was probably better off in the end not living.
     
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    I smoke vanilla pipe tobacco. Roll my own. A 12 oz bag costs $15-20, another $5-10 for papers, i prolly get almost a month of smoking out of it. These are rez prices, of course. In WA ur lookin at ~$10/pack of marbs, or twice as much as i spend for pipe tobacco with state taxes.
     
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    I quit nearly 20 years ago and still dream now and then that I'm smoking a ***. WTF :eyepopping:
     
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    I stopped smoking "rollies " 12 years ago. I was on the nicotine gum for 3 years. I couldn't afford to smoke now. Taxes on tobacco in Australia are prohibitive. I do miss smoking though.
    Australians will soon have to pay $40 for a packet of cigarettes
    Stringent anti-smoking laws in the country have already seen the smoking population plummet to less than 15 per cent in six years.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-tax-hike-how-much-do-they-cost-a7308381.html
     
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    I wonder how they can afford to pay when more people will live longer?



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    Did both. Smoked for 37 years.

    Just Vape now.

    Can't believe I smoked so much, for so long.
     
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    I'm a pipe smoker and will stop when they take it out of my cold dead hand.
    Like most pipe smokers who cellar tobacco if they ban tobacco altogether I will have enough to last out my life.
     
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    I don't smoke, in Australia I think only about 13% of adults smoke. I feel like I'm choking when someone smokes around me while I'm dining, which is usually alfresco since indoor Restaurants are non smoking areas.
     
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    nyc over 15 dollars a pack
     
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    Union Station Chicago, $16.00 a pack.
     
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    I smoked Camel, loved them but you cannot get them in the UK anymore.
    Now a packet of Marlborro Red is £12 I suppose about $14.
    I keep saying I am going to give up, then someone lectures me on the subject! Nothing will keep me smoking like being told not too!
     
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    I smoked cigarettes for 15 years and quit 40 years ago. Was up to 3 packs a day. I quit because of severe bronchitis. I remember waking up every day and hacking up brown sh*** for about a week or so after I quit.
     
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    I think it depends on how much. I smoked way too much.
     
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    WOW!! That is 'spendy'
     
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