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bodybag
27 May 04,, 22:55
:confused: I smoke cigarettes ,and i have lived in Canada for a number of years .Live is still good there,but some things I just can not comprehend. One of them is that you can't buy any US cigarettes !REALLY.No marlboros ,camels,pall mall's,nothing.Instead they sell the worst cigarettes in the world (canadian made) I dont know what is inside of them ,but I can assure you ,after few puffs one quits .(good thinking).So whats up,up there.PS.any more funny stories from Canada.

berkut
27 May 04,, 23:01
:confused: I smoke cigarettes ,and i have lived in Canada for a number of years .Live is still good there,but some things I just can not comprehend. One of them is that you can't buy any US cigarettes !REALLY.No marlboros ,camels,pall mall's,nothing.Instead they sell the worst cigarettes in the world (canadian made) I dont know what is inside of them ,but I can assure you ,after few puffs one quits .(good thinking).So whats up,up there.PS.any more funny stories from Canada.


Haha, I found that to be a problem as well! And every pack of cigarettes comes with some gruesome pictures glued to it.
If what I hear is correct, a fine for smoking a cigarette inside a public place is $100 while a fine for smoking a joint indoors is like $60.

Ironduke
27 May 04,, 23:01
:confused: I smoke cigarettes ,and i have lived in Canada for a number of years .Live is still good there,but some things I just can not comprehend. One of them is that you can't buy any US cigarettes !REALLY.No marlboros ,camels,pall mall's,nothing.Instead they sell the worst cigarettes in the world (canadian made) I dont know what is inside of them ,but I can assure you ,after few puffs one quits .(good thinking).So whats up,up there.PS.any more funny stories from Canada.
Check the label to see what company manufactures them, such as RJ Reynolds, Phillip Morris, or Brown & Williamson. I went to Holland and smoked "local" cigarettes there, but I found they were made by American companies when I checked the label, like Stuyvesants, my favorite "Dutch" brand.

$70 Canadian for a carton of cigarettes in Canada though, what a shame. That's $50 US, I pay $22 US for a carton of Pall Malls or $28 for a carton of Camels.

Maybe a trip into the US would be well worth your effort. Fill up the gas tank while your at it.

Confed999
27 May 04,, 23:32
By my closest estimate I've smoked 175,200 cigarettes in my life. I quit last September, but I still miss my smokey little friends. :frown:

bodybag
28 May 04,, 00:57
Check the label to see what company manufactures them, such as RJ Reynolds, Phillip Morris, or Brown & Williamson. I went to Holland and smoked "local" cigarettes there, but I found they were made by American companies when I checked the label, like Stuyvesants, my favorite "Dutch" brand.

$70 Canadian for a carton of cigarettes in Canada though, what a shame. That's $50 US, I pay $22 US for a carton of Pall Malls or $28 for a carton of Camels.

Maybe a trip into the US would be well worth your effort. Fill up the gas tank while your at it.
I know what you mean,but Canada is the big trading partner of USA ,and there is NAFTA and stuff,could they not find some way of importing .Only one thing explains this anomaly protection of domestic producers .Canadian grown tobacco must really suck because when I'm in Europe ,USA I smoke like a chimney but in Canada after 2-3 smokes- oh! God!.By the way what did you really smoked in Holland ??. ;)

Ironduke
28 May 04,, 01:07
I know what you mean,but Canada is the big trading partner of USA ,and there is NAFTA and stuff,could they not find some way of importing .Only one thing explains this anomaly protection of domestic producers .Canadian grown tobacco must really suck because when I'm in Europe ,USA I smoke like a chimney but in Canada after 2-3 smokes- oh! God!.By the way what did you really smoked in Holland ??. ;)
No, there is no way to get around the taxes other than illegally smuggling the cigarettes.

Cigarettes aren't expensive in Canada because they cost more to manufacture, they are more expensive because of the taxes, that is all. Cigarettes, whether they are imported or not, are subject to the same provincial taxes.

If you want cheaper prices, you'll have to cross the border. Considering the fact that 90% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the American border, I'm sure you could find opportunities to cross and buy a carton or two. ;)

s_qwert63
02 Jun 04,, 23:59
Was wondering:
How much is a pack of ciggarettes (Marlboros or Lucky Strikes) in America?

PS: Would be good if the price was given in Euros as well.

Bill
03 Jun 04,, 00:07
I buy Russian Marlboros over the internet. I pay a whooping $1.85 a pack. :)

The same cigs bought here cost about 4.50 to as much as 6.50 a pack!

Leader
03 Jun 04,, 00:09
Was wondering:
How much is a pack of ciggarettes (Marlboros or Lucky Strikes) in America?

PS: Would be good if the price was given in Euros as well.

Damn lot with all the taxes. I don't smoke but I think it is like 5 dollars which is maybe 4 or 4.5 euros.

Ironduke
03 Jun 04,, 00:26
I buy Russian Marlboros over the internet. I pay a whooping $1.85 a pack. :)

The same cigs bought here cost about 4.50 to as much as 6.50 a pack!
$2.75 in my state. It varies state to state, sqwert.

Can you give me a link Snipe? I think I might be interested in this online cigarette thing.

s_qwert63
03 Jun 04,, 00:28
Damn lot with all the taxes. I don't smoke but I think it is like 5 dollars which is maybe 4 or 4.5 euros.


Here they're 3.90 Euros per pack.
Raised from 3.30 just a few weeks ago.

s_qwert63
03 Jun 04,, 00:28
I buy Russian Marlboros over the internet. I pay a whooping $1.85 a pack. :)


The real price for them in Russia is about 85 cents.

Leader
03 Jun 04,, 00:29
Here they're 3.90 Euros per pack.
Raised from 3.30 just a few weeks ago.

How much of that is tax?

s_qwert63
03 Jun 04,, 00:34
How much of that is tax?


I don't know, but probably shitloads.

And every pack has to come with a ridiculous warning which no one gives a shit about, but which covers 1/2 of the pack.

Some Marlboro packs come with a little leaflet (which is about 1000 words) which describes how bad smoking is blablabla...

I think they raised the price so that the added 60 cents goes to the Health Ministry.

Edoy: They're also planning to ban smoking in bars and public places too, which is totally fucking gay - because I cannot imagine myself in a bar without smoking a ciggie.

Ironduke
03 Jun 04,, 00:39
Here they're 3.90 Euros per pack.
Raised from 3.30 just a few weeks ago.
When I was in Holland in July 2000 cigarettes were about 6 guilders a pack. Exchange rate then was about 2.5 guilders to the dollar, so about $2.40 a pack, the same here.

3.90 euro per pack now, works about to about $4.75 a pack. Your prices doubled in terms of US dollars :(

The only warning I remember on my Stuyvesants back then was something "Gezondheid", Gesundheit in my part of the US means sneezing, so I thought that was pretty funny :)

smakklekaten smakklekaten allemal :) roken verboden

s_qwert63
03 Jun 04,, 00:44
When I was in Holland in July 99 cigarettes were about 6 guilders a pack. Exchange rate then was about 2.5 guilders to the dollar, so about $2.40 a pack, the same here.

3.90 euro per pack now, works about to about $4.75 a pack. Your prices doubled in terms of US dollars :(


Yep, they first raised the price to 7 guilders in 2000. Then when the Euro came in the price became 3.30, while the exchange rate was about 2.60 - which meant a pack was about 8.50 guilders.
Now it's 3.90 - and I think next year the EU will be imposing a new tax or something which will raise the price even higher.

Then I'll definately cut down :)

s_qwert63
03 Jun 04,, 00:50
The only warning I remember on my Stuyvesants back then was something "Gezondheid", Gesundheit in my part of the US means sneezing, so I thought that was pretty funny :)

smakklekaten smakklekaten allemal :) roken verboden

Here is what they look like now:

Ironduke
03 Jun 04,, 00:52
Yep, they first raised the price to 7 guilders in 2000. Then when the Euro came in the price became 3.30, while the exchange rate was about 2.60 - which meant a pack was about 8.50 guilders.
Now it's 3.90 - and I think next year the EU will be imposing a new tax or something which will raise the price even higher.

Then I'll definately cut down :)
Hmm... when I was in Holland this girl invited me over to her house. On a cabinet was a cigarette making device. Basically a cigarette blank with a filter, normal cigarette tobacco, and the device makes the cigarettes.

Ironduke
03 Jun 04,, 00:53
Here is what they look like now:
That stamp was definitely annoying.... what happened to the "gezondheid" warning?

s_qwert63
03 Jun 04,, 00:54
Hmm... when I was in Holland this girl invited me over to her house. On a cabinet was a cigarette making device. Basically a cigarette blank with a filter, normal cigarette tobacco, and the device makes the cigarettes.


My friend had one of those, but mainly those are for making special agents :biggrin:...

Ironduke
03 Jun 04,, 00:55
My friend had one of those, but mainly those are for making special agents :biggrin:...
Yeah, but aren't they used to make cheap cigarettes too?

s_qwert63
03 Jun 04,, 00:57
That stamp was definitely annoying.... what happened to the "gezondheid" warning?


The little writing at the bottom?

I think there was a new EU policy which got rid of those in 2002, now you have those huge ass warnings - which made the ciggie packs look fugly. Thank you EU.

s_qwert63
03 Jun 04,, 00:58
Yeah, but aren't they used to make cheap cigarettes too?


Yeah, my friend filled those with shag... but it was usually too damn mild to feel the taste with the filter.

Ironduke
03 Jun 04,, 01:01
The little writing at the bottom?

I think there was a new EU policy which got rid of those in 2002, now you have those huge ass warnings - which made the ciggie packs look fugly. Thank you EU.
No, I mean the stamp at the top of the pack. The 20 sigaretten one.

s_qwert63
03 Jun 04,, 01:04
No, I mean the stamp at the top of the pack. The 20 sigaretten one.


Do you not get those in America?

Bill
03 Jun 04,, 01:18
"Can you give me a link Snipe? I think I might be interested in this online cigarette thing."


www.planetcigs.com

Ironduke
03 Jun 04,, 03:09
Do you not get those in America?
In my state we got a tiny purple stamp on the bottom of the cellophane, not a big one you have to rip to open the pack.

Ironduke
03 Jun 04,, 03:17
"Can you give me a link Snipe? I think I might be interested in this online cigarette thing."


www.planetcigs.com
Sweet. I'll probably sign up.

Confed999
03 Jun 04,, 03:45
"Can you give me a link Snipe? I think I might be interested in this online cigarette thing."


www.planetcigs.com
Thanks Snipe, my buddy is signing up now. ;)

Bill
03 Jun 04,, 16:01
I've been using that site for 2 years now.

Saves me a whole TON of money. ;)

bodybag
02 Jul 04,, 03:22
Naturall tobacco does not contain so many chemicals,could not they produce
organic cigarettes?without adding all the poison stuff to them?