I have a friend that says he's just a social smoker, naturally he doesn't buy cigarettes for that, just bumbs off people.
WOW! Your cigs are cheap. Over here in the UK the cheapest cigs are just over £4 for 20 ($8) rising to £5.60 ($10+) for 20 depending where you shop. Some places charge over £5 ($12). Our government rakes off about 84% in tax off every pack of 20.
Originally Posted by Meltrex
Same goes for the price of petrol and diesel. Diesel has now risen to £1.35 a litre ($2.50) - £6.23 per gallon with unleaded petrol only a couple of pence behind.
Many people are now living below the poverty line as wages, instead of going up to correspond with the increased rise in the cost of living, have actually fallen. Many people are living below the poverty line in the UK now.
If we could get out of this country we would but like many others we're struggling to make ends meet.
Then, to make people even more miserable, we've got a complete blanket ban on smoking in public places. For me the e-cig's been a Godsend. I've only been using mine for a week but it's saved me so much money already - and I can smoke it anywhere. People who have seen my one, want one too.
Great invention and I hope they continue to improve.
Originally Posted by Lady Python
LOL A 25 pack of smokes here are $13 CAD. I quit 5 years ago because of cost and the fact it was helping to kill me a little each smoke. I puff with a Ruyan e-cigar now and love it. 0mg nic. of course.. at least for now.
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I had a guy ask me for a smoke a few days ago, I wasn't vaping or smoking, just stood at a bus stop. I try to be generous, so I said yes, and then remembered I don't smoke anymore. I offered him a few draws on my ecig, but he didn't seem interested.
Wow, this thread is a zombie! It was started in 08 and is now alive again after 5 years!
haha more like 6 years!!! damn what an epic BUMP
Its an ongoing issue, the bumming of smokes in public places ...
At a bus or train station, the aggressive requst for a smoke is often the opening gambit for soliciting a "donation". Often its an offer to "buy" a cigarette for a dollar, then the plea to return the dollar with another for a meal or medication, or something ...
You get no assistance from security guards or transit police, just a stern warning not to smoke on the premises ...
Yet another reason to stealth vape ...
I work with a few people who chronically would want to bum cigs from me. So the look on their faces since I am now saying I don't smoke anymore has been priceless. And the look I get from passerbys in the smoking area (work in a hospital so i still sometimes go there in between my vape-in-the-bathroom vape times) who are looking to either get a free cig or "buy" one for, oh, a dime (or whatever coin they pull out of their pocket) is even funnier. Most of the time they just look at me vaping, make a ticked off face and walk right on by.
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