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  1.  (1218.41)
    Took it up for two years, smoking the gamut: Marlboro, American Spirit, Camel, Newport, a few cheap brands, rolling tobacco, cloves, cigarillos, et cetera. I even bought a little hookah-style attachment at one point just for fun, but it was too easy to overfill and end up inhaling water... I was working as a bathroom attendant at the time, so I had all sorts of smokables around... The best though were these great little flavored Havana Honey filtered cigars. They tasted magnificent!

    I quit two years ago this April 7th. I was feeling like quitting and was on my way to get a tooth pulled. A friend told me that the nitrous oxide killed his cravings for days, so I figured I'd test that out. Sure enough, the tooth came out and I went to work that night and sold cigarettes to customers but never had one. Been clean ever since. They cure cancer, heart disease, emphysema and all the other horrid crap that comes with the habit and I'll go back in a heartbeat for the Havanas though...
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2008
    Pretty much every Kebab place in this city is run by Turkish immigrants and they all have Shisha pipes for hire, while you eat or just to sit there and smoke. For, on average about 10 bucks per session, it's not a bad deal, especially with bout 4 of you chipping on for a couple pipes worth. Good way to spend a couple hours sitting on the side of the road watching people walk down the main street downtown.

    A friend of mine owns a hookah of his own too and that usually comes out at his parties when the scotch and cigars go away. He's a comp sci rich fuck, a good friend :P
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2008
    I work for Tobacco International, and this is quite possibly the only time I will ever feel like I can bring knowledge from my job anywhere, or at least have what I do for a living make me feel kind of cool... oddity of oddities...

    I smoke Marlboro Menthol Regulars.

    Passed some time in England this summer, and yes, I too did the Silk Cut thing for no other reason than Constantine. Not bad smokes. No Marb Reds, but they were a nice change.

    Started reading Mickey Spillane (sp?) of Mike Hammer fame, and got caught in Luckys for a bit.

    Through the years, it's been Marlboro Menthol Lights, Parliment Menthols, Marlboro Reds, Marlboro 72 menthol-things, Parliment Lights.

    I once passed a day by writing down the names of all the cigarette brands that I'd smoked, and I think I counted over 30.

    This is what I've done with my life...
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2008
    If anyone finds themselves in Cambodia, I recommend the local brand, Liberation. Wasn't that long ago I actually knew how to ask for them in Khmer. After trudging through Thailand, Malaysia, Laos and Cambodia they're the only local cigs I could stomach. Well more than stomach actually, they weren't that distant from Marlboro Lights. All other local brands were vile, Thai especially. What's sickening, the Liberation cigs cost like 15-25 cents a pack which when converted into English pence is almost non-existent. They were so nice that when we returned to Thailand, gone were the generous nights of handing out packs to mates and strangers when they ran out. Instead it was a mad hoarding and hoping that your stash would a)not ran out and b) not be discovered.
    • CommentAuthorNil
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2008
    Marlboro Reds when I'm feeling flush, Richmond Superkings when I'm not. For the past couple of weeks I've been on the Camel Subtle Flavours as I have a cold that's kicking my arse.
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2008
    I smoke Camel Lights. Never understood why anyone smokes Marlboro--I think they're nasty, and they're expensive.

    I used to smoke Djarum Blacks every now and then, but eventually I got to where I really just couldn't stand the taste after a few puffs, so I haven't had any of those in a long time.

    I had some Chesterfields once, ordered a carton from, like, Sweden or something because you can't get them around here, and like those a lot. I'll have to order some more one of these days.
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2008
    I bet Australia wins at the most disturbing cigarette packaging...

  2.  (1218.48)
    Oh yeah, I've seen those before. Its compleatly grim.

    Just a question, over in the States, how much is a pack of smokes?
    Because right now, I'm one ciggy left untill I have to go over the road, and spend another £5.55.
    Which is like... *checks Currency Converter* $11.
    Takes the piss.
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2008
    Here in North Carolina--Tabacka Country--they run about $3.50; back in Massachusetts, almost six clams.
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2008
    Here in Oklahoma, normal, run-of-the-mill smokes (Camels, Marlboros, Carnival, etc.) will run anywhere from $3-$6. Just depends on the brand and the store. Cigarettes would be a lot cheaper if the government wouldn't tax the hell out of them.
  3.  (1218.51)
    Here in Vegas, you'll pay about 3-4 on most large brands of smokes. 5 for Newports/American Spirits and 5-6 for cloves. 3.50 is generally the norm for packs of cigarillos. At the tribal smokeshop (we have a Paiute Indian reservation in the middle of town) you'll pay the same prices as any other smokeshop, but they won't charge you tax, because they don't have to pay any... The real deals there are in their cigar shop, where you can get bundles of good, mid-level cigars for about 15 bucks. And of course, If you're in a casino sitting at a blackjack table (or the like) and playing with a decent amount of cash, packs of smokes (and booze!) are gratis.
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2008
    Here in Mississippi, the tobacco lawsuit state, a pack of Camel Lights will run you anywhere from $2.50 to 3.50 a pack, depending on where you buy...or $4 if you buy them in desperation at the bar.
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2008
    Ha hah hahahahaha! *cough* *wheeze*

    Yesterday I was happy to have paid only AU$13.85 for a pack of 30 cigarettes.

    It's all damn taxes.

    (Of course, I haven't paid to see a doctor in... ever and I don't pay health insurance either)
  4.  (1218.54)
    To the best of my knowledge it's about £5-£6 here for 20 cigarettes. So $10 to $12 in colonial pretend money.

    I think the government are trying to make lung cancer too expensive.
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2008
    $4.00 on average here in Missouri... in Illinois it's closer to $5.50 or $6.00

    If you go to a local Dirt Cheap store (our "last refuge of the persecuted smoker" according to their ads) you can nab the cheapest nastiest shit for about $1.40, your major brands (Marlboro, Camel) for about $3.00 or your high-end brands (Nat Sherman) for $6.00 - they sell cloves, pipe tobacco, rolling papers, cigars and booze. I recommend the house brand of beer (Dirt Cheap Beer) - not only for the name alone, but it's truly awful stuff that must be experienced to be believed. There's sediment in the cans... yum.
  5.  (1218.56)
    the odd thing is, I don't really smoke cigarettes, just lucky strikes.
  6.  (1218.57)
    If you need some "new smoke", there is a clear recommendation: the Paraguay cigarettes. Something like the "cigarrillos Palermo", a true must...

    In my country, the Paraguay cigarettes (very usual at black market, so, in every street corner) are cheap and terrible, even for pro smokers.

    • CommentAuthorviolentivy
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2008
    Yet another reason that Michigan sucks ass... Our cigarettes run us about $6 a pack on average. I do not smoke very much, but when I do endulge I smoke Nat Sherman's either clove or mint. Most of the smoke shops around here sell them for $12 a pack, I buy mine with the guy who charges a SANE amount of money.
  7.  (1218.59)
    Ohio sucks ass too when it comes to prices. I started rolling my own after moving up here from Georgia and Kentucky.

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