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Old 03-28-2009, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If you smoke: what brand, how many a day?

me = superkings menthol, about 10 a day, a bit more weekends.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I started out with Camel Reds. Moved to whatever I could get my hands on. I was like 15. Then bounced back and forth from Camel Filters to Lucky Strike non-filters. Coughed up blood. Moved to Lucky Strike filters. They stopped selling those in my area so now I've been on Camel filters ever since...

Now, mind you I haven't had a cigarette in a really long time. I haven't quit. I just don't do it as often. That always bugged me. People that say they don't smoke, then ask for one. Or the "I only smoke when I'm really drunk."
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't smoke cigarettes, but we do occasionally purchase Drum shag tobacco for other purposes , along with Zig Zag 1 1/4 rolling papers.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I used to smoke Camel filters - about a pack a day (sometimes less, sometimes more). I quit smoking almost two years ago, even though I still have one once in a while, but only when I'm really drunk.

*threadjack* I will never ever ever be one of those ex-smokers, though. You know the ones, the ones who are the most obnoxious non-smokers on the planet? I'll never be one of those. Smokers don't bother me a bit.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Don't worry JJ, I'd still give you one.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I quit smoking about 3 years ago, but when I did smoke I was one of those Marlboro Lights people and I smoked about 10 a day.
I smoked a few cigarettes a few weeks ago when I was really, really drunk and didn't enjoy them.
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Carlton Menthol, about 1.5-2 packs a day while not working, a pack when I'm working.

I really really need to quit....
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I smoke Camel Lights. I hate the new blend they came out with, why couldn't they have stuck to the originals? I do just under a pack give or take a few.

I quit for about 3 weeks one time and woke up with a half pack of cigs laying next to me. Don't remember smoking them but it was all downhill after that.
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Started on Camel Filters.. now I'm Camel Filters

I switched over to Turkish Jade for a while, but they've discontinued them..which sucks. The new blends that they've come out with suck. So just regular Menthols for me thanks...and even those have changed.

I smoke a pack a day, more if I'm wasted..up to 2 packs.

The most annoying cigarette I've ever tried was a chocolate cigarette. It was gross. I mean really gross. Someone handed me a marlboro ultra light once.. felt like I was inhaling air.... pointless.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Started out on Camel Lights, moved to Camel Filters. Then on to Lucky Strike, but the smell didn't agree with the then SO now wife. Currently we both smoke Dunhill Lights, I do roughly 20 a week.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I started on Pall Mall filterless when I was 10, switched to Camel Studs as a teenager cause they taste better, much like WK started coughing up blood, and since then I mostly smoke Camel Wides.

I still get on Stud kicks every once in a while, and on the rare occasion I come across a pack of Lucky Strike filterless I buy those.

When I'm broke I smoke TOP rollies.

Oh, and I smoke roughly a pack a day.
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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About a half pack a day, and whatever there's a deal on. Lately it's been Camel Lights buy two get one free.
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:33 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Started on Marlboro Reds many moons ago and have alternated between them and parliament lights for years, although lately they both went up about $2 a pack so I've been forced to smoke Camels and/or whatever generic crap they have at the store. Maybe it'll motivate me to quit but unfortunately I doubt it. I smoke about a pack a day on averge, two if I'm in Vegas.

Oh, and probably 15-20 grams a week of the sticky.
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:22 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I haven't had a cigarette in about 10 years. At my prime, I smoked about a pack, sometimes a pack and a 1/2 of camel lights a day. I also went through a period of smoking Dunhills.
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:40 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I'm not a smoker. My husband occasionally has a single marlboro light cigarette in the evening. Only when it's raining and he's had a drink. This really only happens once or twice a year. He has horrible allergies to the smoke and always regrets it afterward. His parents were heavy smokers when he was growing up, and the smell of the smoke brings back happy childhood memories.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:45 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Marlboro Menthol Light 100's - about a pack a day.
I started with Benson & Hedges menthol at age 17 but have smoked the Marlboro's probably 25 out of those 30 years.

I smoke more than a pack a day if I'm drinking or playing cards, although neither of those things happen much anymore.

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Old 03-30-2009, 10:39 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I only smoke 100% Cali Weed, 1 bowl a week.
Actually I'll take a few puffs off a cig once in a while but I don't much care for the stuff. Makes me nauseous.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:36 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Marlboro Lights, a little less than a pack a day. More when I'm working on a paper or hanging out with my friends. (who are almost all smokers)
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:37 AM   #20 (permalink)
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When I bought cigarettes I smoked 15-20 a day. Occasionally 25 plus in a day when out on the town as a single fellow. Did this for about 25 years. Started with Rothmans king size, then switched to Export A regulars. When in the US bought Camel filters. I've gone with many brands over the years and honestly don't recall what brand or size I was smoking when I last stopped buying them (3-1/2 years ago was the second time I stopped smoking, and that was when I met my Lady).

It would be easy to have a cigarette again. The thought of the effects of a single cigarette make it unlikely though - I would get the spins, possibly the heaves, my eyes would water terribly and I would only see an unfocussed blur, my mouth would taste like shit for a day or more, and the smell would be coming out of my pores for at least 2 days. As you can see, in the past I would have a cigarette every few months when I first stopped, so the effects are well understood. I think being a smoker is like being an alcoholic, you are always a smoker but there are times you choose not to smoke.

I've smoked weed since my late teens, but stopped buying it when I had kids - budget constraints. I probably share a joint a couple/three times a year these days.

I had an ex Brother-in-Law who was a total asshole when it came to smoking. Ground on everyone about the evils and stupidity of the practice. Then he would quietly start smoking again for a couple of years until his next bout of purity, and not a word about his own health and stupidity.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
Marlboro Reds, pack a day.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:58 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Ah, a topic near and dear to my (lungs). I posted this thread:http://www.tfproject.org/tfp/general...-michigan.html, a number of years ago. I don't think I ever followed up on it, in the end we were sent a bill for around $2,400 on those $10 carton's of cheap-ass smokes ($20 tax for every carton).

Thankfully, our benevolent () government was kind enough to allow us to pay it off, $100 a month for 2 years. When we first learned that the internet smokes were being taxed, we immediately bought a Supermatic "Premier" rolling machine and started buying loose tobacco to roll-our-own. With the cost of a lb. of tobacco, which equals about 2 1/2 cartons and the equivalent tubes, it come's out to roughly $13/carton, and we HAVE TO DO THE LABOR OF ROLLING!

Well, thanks again to the state of Michigan and our lovely Governor Granholm, as of April 1st, the taxes on RYO tobacco shot through the roof. The lb. bags that we have bought for about $19 for the privilege of MAKING our own damn smokes just went UP nearly $25 per bag in taxes. Yes, from about 20 bucks to 45 overnight on April 1.

I make no excuses, smoking is a nasty, disgusting habit. I wish hubby and I had never started 20 years ago and had listened to those much wiser and older who tried to councel us to quit while we still could easily. But here we are, all these years later and hopelessly addicted despite multiple attempts to quit.

I admit this will be the measure that will have to cause us to quit, regardless the results on our sanity and marriage, because we simply cannot afford it once our stockpile of 4 bags is gone.

That in itself pisses me off, this just reeks of some kind of nanny state to me. It hit's those lowest on the economic scale the worst. If you're well off, you can have your poison and won't feel it much, but if you're middle class or under, then we're really gonna hurt you for it. Every couple of weeks if we can swing it, we buy a half-gallon of cheap vodka for cocktails. Have been for YEARS and the price has barely budged (maybe .75 cents in the last 8-10, at least here in MI). I don't get the discrepancy between the taxes on two equally harmful "luxery" items. This is probably silly and stereotypical but in my mind I always picture the humble worker ala' Springsteen or Mellencamp video's with a pack of smokes rolled in their shirt sleeve juxtoposed with a rich guy in a robe with a glass of cognac or fine bourbon in their hand. Stereotype's are rooted in some small part of reality, aren't they?

To get off my rant and answer the OP, I'm sure we both started out in the early years smoking about 1/2 pack a day (me Marlboro light's and he Red's, king's both). Eventually we made the comparison and saw that there was indeed more smoke there in a 100 and switched to those, which we smoked until we were forced to buy cheap over the net. I couldn't tolerate full flavor so he switched to light's for me, I'm sure we were both a pack a day by then. By present time I think we are both still about a pack a day, occationally maybe 1 1/2 if we are stressed or happy about something (funny how that works!) or drinking.

P.S. Even though I want/don't want to quit smoking, I will never be one of "those" ex-smokers who hounds others. I know what a bitch of an addiction smoking can be.
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:18 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I started smoking when I was 16. Started out with Classic Kings. Tried almost every brand out there. Settled down on Gold Flake Kings with the occasional Davidoff or Gudang Garam.

I smoke 6-7 cigarettes a day; a full pack when stressed out.

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Old 04-16-2009, 12:25 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Don Pepin Garcia cigars, very, very rarely. I've got like 3 or 4 blue labels. They're good; smooth, decent taste.

I can't smoke cigarettes due to asthma.
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:03 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I smoke two packs of Djarum Black cloves each year, minus what I hand out to other people (usually leaving me with less than a full pack to myself,) on Thursdays between the third week in June and the first week in August.
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