My mum quit smoking when it went up to $2 a packet. $2. TWO FUCKING DOLLARS! Damnit all, I want cartons! $20 bucks a carton, baby, aw yeah!Venomous wrote:Tell me about it. Even in the last ten years or so since I started smoking, cigarette prices have increased drastically... I can't imagine what it would be like for the previous generation, having once paid less than half what they have to today for a pack of smokes...
It truly seems to me that they really do think that... fucking morons we elect into office... I bet the fucker in charge of all things tobacco-related have never smoked in his life. What they need is one of us on the board.Venomous wrote:The whole thing baffles and sickens me, though. I mean, completely aside from the blatant infringements on our personal choice and freedoms - if I want to smoke, knowing full well the health risks, then whose fucking business is it besides mine?! - but as you said, considering the prices, and hefty taxes, on cigarettes these days, and the number of smokers, what is it going to do to our economy to ban smoking almost outright, as they appear to be trying to do? It only means that they're going to jack up the prices/taxes on everything else to compensate. And besides, with it only being a matter of time until cigarettes are all but illegal anyway, it's just going to open up a whole new world of black market tobacco sales anyway... you think millions of people who have been smoking their whole lives are just going to roll over and say "Can't smoke anymore? Oh well, I quit then!"... =P
"Yes, drop the cartons in price by half, ID *everyone* regardless of how old they look and get the fuck out of my office and go make me some paint-stripping strength coffee to go with these beautiful fucking durries!"
Besides, whatever happened to natural selection? They should be encouraging us to smoke! The smokers will inherit the Earth, mu'fuckers!
I like that saying! Never heard it before now...Venomous wrote:Fucking governments interfering with our choices and freedoms, damn...
What's that saying... Quitters never win, and winners never quit! =P