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Marlboro announces plan to stop making cigarettes

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  1. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
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  2. StormFinch

    StormFinch Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 22, 2010
    Arkansas
    Wait, do you hear that? That's the sound of 51 state treasurers weeping. :lol:
     
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  3. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    Would be interesting to see who buys the Marlboro brand name. The cigarette smoker market may be declining in the USA and other western nations, but in other markets it's not the case from what I have read over the last few years. Marlboro will still be a brand you see everywhere, regardless of who makes them.
     
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  4. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    I had an urge to quick go out and buy a pack upon reading the post title....
     
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  5. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
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  6. Oregon Linda

    Oregon Linda Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 1, 2013
    Salem, OR
    That article is a year old. A lot of things could have changed in that time.
     
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  7. Skeebo

    Skeebo Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I wonder if they've started a "Are you stocking up?" thread on the cigarette forums.
     
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  8. jcoopercam

    jcoopercam Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 29, 2009
    Buying a carton of reds, just in case... :)
     
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  9. BigPappa

    BigPappa Ultra Member

    Sep 21, 2019
    Fort Myers, FL
    It's also a joke... like an article from the onion.

    EDIT: Hopefully this reply is down far enough that it does not spoil the joke.
     
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  10. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    Marlboro announces plan to stop making cigarettes

    I said it when talk of this 1st Surfaced, and I'll say it Now...

    I'll Believe it when I See It.
     
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  11. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010

    I was wondering about that when I was skimming through it (didn't really read the whole thing). Seemed so odd to me they would just want to ditch a product that still has a large worldwide consumer base.
     
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  12. Ryedan

    Ryedan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    Ya, the article is a year old and no dates were mentioned. Could be this year, or it could be in 2040 ;)
     
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  13. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    Kinda like I used to say, "I will soon stop smoking."

    I did that for 30-some years.
     
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  14. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hundertwasser
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  15. dreamvaper

    dreamvaper Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 20, 2018
    UK
    Approved by: Wayne McLaren, David McLean, Dick Hammer, Eric Lawson and Jerome Edward Jackson
    RIP
     
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  16. jcoopercam

    jcoopercam Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 29, 2009
    My cousin continues to smoke, even after vaping. Just last night he informed me that most don't buy Marlboro due to pricing. He mentioned "Freedom" brand cigarettes. $1.50 per pack vs $7.00 per pack... That's just crazy! Why would PM charge so much for a pack of cigarettes?
     
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  17. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Because they can, and many smokers are loyal to their favorite brand regardless of price.
     
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  18. dreamvaper

    dreamvaper Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 20, 2018
    UK
    till death do them part (c)
     
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  19. Doffy

    Doffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 15, 2014
    Australia
    i never liked marlboro

    they are too tightly rolled, or something

    i smoked rollies, but even by tailor made standards marlboros are too tight

    IMO
     
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  20. AttyPops

    AttyPops Yeah, I type stuff. ECF Veteran

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    What?!?! Taxes are more than $1.50 in most states. Fed taxes are about a buck per pack. So even in the lowest state-tax areas, they'd have to be practically giving the damn things away to sell em at $1.50. Maybe in MO or something. But still, I'd be surprised.

    Unless they're bootleg. "Freedom" brand...maybe. They'd be tax-dodging then, so sure.

    How High Are Cigarette Taxes in Your State? | 2019 Rankings
     
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