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05 30 2007, 09 01 PM NewHomeHappy Location New Jersey 1,508 posts, read 4,173,443 times Reputation 1390 Where to buy cheap cigarettes?


First of all I don’t smoke. To each his own I say.
I am trying to help someone find a place to buy cigarettes relatively inexpensive. I was asked (repeatdly) to look into this for them so I told them I would check the internet with my favorite website City Data.

This thread is not to start any smoking debates, so please reply only if you have a thrifty way to purchase cigarettes.

Long story short, these are for a few Senior Citizens on a fixed income. There is no chance in hell that they will quit smoking. I can’t force them and I don’t want to make them miserable in their last years of life. Over the age of 70 and stubborn as a mules, after many arguments, I say give them what they want & let them be happy. Also, I am not looking to make any profit. I don’t need to.

So, I heard a rumor that there is an Indian Reservation that sells cartons cheap. Is this legal? Is it a rumor? I don’t want to break the law.
Just thought I’d ask, asking can’t hurt.
If you are a smoker (NJ) , where do you get your carton of cigarettes?

Feel free to PM me if you have info.
thanks

05 30 2007, 09 09 PM AksarbeN Location Looking over your shoulder 23,541 posts, read 15,356,196 times Reputation 55002 Light ’em if you got’ em!


Native American Reservations do sell cartons cheap they don t charge the fed and state taxes on the carton. Also if you know of anyone in the military you can buy them at the PX or BX (post or base exchange). That is probably the best place. Even anyone retired from the military can buy at the PX. 05 30 2007, 09 13 PM pirate girl Location In the sunshine on a ship with a plank 3,413 posts, read 5,727,944 times Reputation 2157 From Jersey my mother used to drive into Pa to get them cheaper. She then discovered a way to purchase them online from overseas she had to buy five cartons at a time to get free shipping but she saved a fortune. We always wondered about the legality of those purchases but she never had any problems.

Another idea if you know someone in the carolinas, virginia, kentucky or TN you might get them to purchase them and ship them to you. Florida as well a carton of Marlboro here is around $27 $30 at walgreens. But I believe tobacco growing states are even less expensive. 05 30 2007, 11 23 PM square peg Location Vermont / NEK 5,364 posts, read 8,401,358 times Reputation 6415 I live right on the Canadian border and the duty free shop on the other side sells Winstons and such at $17 or for a carton. Another good option is to roll your own. Bulk tobacco, a rolling machine and papers enough for a carton will set you back about $28.00 and you only have to buy the machine (about $6.00) once. It takes a little practice to roll properly, but after awhile anyone can get them to be pretty close to the factory jobs. 06 05 2007, 09 15 PM floridadreamer Location Tampa baby!! 3,258 posts, read 5,572,478 times Reputation 1707 I’ve heard some of the large casinos on the indian reservations have smoke shops that are pretty cheap compared to regular stores. I think most smoke shops in general will have lower prices than say Wal mart. Another thing I know people have done is to buy the large cans of tobacco and papers and roll their own. I believe filters are also available for those people that do roll them. Also a plus, it makes them smoke less because it keeps their hands busy.

P.S. My mom is the same way. She has so many health problems, a few related to her mental health and nerves.
At this point, whatever makes her happy is ok with me. But, I do try to encourage her to smoke less because it doesn’t make sense to chain smoke when one is on a fixed income. It’s money just goin up in smoke… 06 05 2007, 10 30 PM missyM Location City of the damned, Wash 429 posts, read 1,690,344 times Reputation 231 There are native made smokes that are half price or better. Google King Mountain and see where they’re sold. 06 29 2007, 05 06 PM asassyvic Location IN 98 posts, read 376,866 times Reputation 77 Indian reservations are usually cheaper if you are near one. Some online places are cheaper. Try them out. I use to manage a smoke shop that did online and they were honest. Was a big business. I pay 27.00 a carton for my cigs. I stay aroujd KY area because the cigs are fresher. The further away you go the staler they get. Did I spell that right? sorry..
And oh please people quit bitching about the smoking and get a life. I’ve out lived every single person that bitched about my smoking. ha ha I’m still here and they are dead. lol. Next person who complains about my smoking is getting it right in the eye. just kidding. 06 29 2007, 06 53 PM nocturnal rooster Location NH 641 posts, read 1,568,745 times Reputation 344 Rolling Cigarettes


Make your own cigarettes. Tell your friend to get a rolling machine and make their own. Cans of tobacco are really cheap and so are the rolling papers. It may be some work, but it saves alot of $$$ 06 29 2007, 07 54 PM NewHomeHappy Location New Jersey 1,508 posts, read 4,173,443 times Reputation 1390 Very funny


Quote Originally Posted by nocturnal rooster Make your own cigarettes. Tell your friend to get a rolling machine and make their own. Cans of tobacco are really cheap and so are the rolling papers. It may be some work, but it saves alot of $$$ There is no way they would ever be able to “roll their own” These folks as I mentioned earlier Senior Citizens.. ie Age 74 not in the best health mentally nor physically.
I was just hoping to find a good deal for them. Their income is limited & minimal but they like to smoke.
Thanks to everyone for their leads & suggestions. 06 29 2007, 08 14 PM nocturnal rooster Location NH 641 posts, read 1,568,745 times Reputation 344 Quote Originally Posted by NewHomeHappy There is no way they would ever be able to “roll their own” These folks as I mentioned earlier Senior Citizens.. ie Age 74 not in the best health mentally nor physically.
I was just hoping to find a good deal for them. Their income is limited & minimal but they like to smoke.
Thanks to everyone for their leads & suggestions. It’s not exactly rocket science to roll a cigarette, but ok. Here’s what you do, drive down to North Carolina. The cheapest carton of cigarettes are $15 $18 per carton. Stock up… Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

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New york raises minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 – the times of india

The measure unprecedented among America’s big cities raises the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18. It also applies to other forms of tobacco and to e cigarettes.

It’s the latest of New York’s efforts to reduce smoking in the city, which bans cigarettes and, as of April 29, e cigarettes in restaurants and bars, in parks or squares, and at the city’s public beaches. Some private residential buildings have also banned smoking.

Cigarette taxes in the city are also the highest in the country $5.85 a carton, which brings the overall price to around $12. In addition, the city has established a minimum price of $10.50 a box for cigarettes.

Nataleigh Kohn, 23, who works at a startup company, underwent her ID check with good grace.

“It is a good thing. People in high school can’t start smoking,” she said.

Thomas Wall, 24, a former smoker who works in architecture, agreed, though he said the measure probably wouldn’t eliminate teen smoking all together.

He compared the new age restriction to the ones around alcohol, which set the US drinking at 21.

When underage people want alcoholic drinks, they often get them from older people who buy for them.

Shopkeeper Muhammad Arisur Khaman said he’s seen some complaints since the law was implemented, but not many. He just tells unhappy clients “It’s the law.”

The higher minimum age is “a step in the right direction,” said Pat Bonadies, a teacher walking with a group of students in Union Square.

The 52 year old said there has been a sea change in attitudes towards smoking.

“When I was younger, smoking was much more prevalent among teenagers and preteens in restaurants and social settings,” she said.

“Even my mother’s friends, they smoked during their pregnancies.”

The city has seen a sharp drop in adult smokers, from 21.5% in 2002 to 14.8% in 2011, according to official statistics.

But the smoking rate among young people has been steady since 2007, at 8.5%, which was part of the impetus for raising the minimum age.

Authorities hope that the new law will cut the smoking rate among 18 to 20 years by more than half.

New York hopes to inspire other cities to pass similar age restrictions.