NYC-$15.00 for a pack of Smokes

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    nypost.com/p/news/local/these_packs_cost_LGzOpJq8Ght1i9Q2yAZBXM


    Smokers are used to coughing up a lot -- but this is getting ridiculous.

    The price on a pack of cigarettes has skyrocketed to $14.50 at some New York City stores thanks to a hefty new tax -- leaving even the most nicotine-addicted buttheads considering nixing their fix.

    "This is my last cigarette ever!" fumed William MacLeod, 45, of Brooklyn. "At $15 a pack, this is ridiculous. It's a good excuse for me to quit."

    Ella Maxine, a small-business owner from Park Slope, Brooklyn, almost choked on her smokes when she had to plunk down $15 for a pack of American Spirits cigarettes at Smiler's Deli on Fifth Avenue near 46th Street.

    The gov loves the fact you smoke ,what a cash cow.....all in the name of a way to get you to quit..........
     
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    Thats the object. Quitting I mean. One would think that anyway.

    NY and the other high priced States are gonna be in for a surprise if everyone who smokes quitts.

    Where will they get the tax money??
     
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    Plenty of vices to tax....
     
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    True.. and it will be.. "for the children".
     
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    More attacks on your freedom, thanks to government.

    Smoking is a nasty habit, but whether or not you smoke should NOT be up to some filthy POLITICIAN.

    If I was big tobacco, I'd get together with other tobacco companies and file a class action law suit against the government for damages in sales.
     
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    Close to a buck a smoke.

    With high costs for cigarettes and no public spot to smoke them, it is becoming harder and harder to be a smoker

    A shame really, damn shame
     
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    Yup, I feel sorry for smokers. :badgrin:
     
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    They were always so considerate of others, it is a shame that society has turned against them
     
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    Anyone want to sell tobacco growing kits and rolling supplies in NY?

    We'll make a fortune

    See it's stupid government decisions like this that help small business
     

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