Outside a Former Temple of Big Tobacc...

Outside a Former Temple of Big Tobacco, Feeling Put Upon Once More

There are 3 comments on the New York Times story from Jun 23, 2010, titled Outside a Former Temple of Big Tobacco, Feeling Put Upon Once More. In it, New York Times reports that:

There was a time when people did not think twice about smoking. That was when a pack of cigarettes could be bought for pocket change, when it was still legal to smoke in bars and restaurants, when Philip Morris - the nation's largest tobacco company - still had its headquarters in the Philip Morris building.

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Sez Who

Fairfield, OH

#1 Jun 23, 2010
From the article:

"In New York City, where cigarettes are also subject to municipal taxes, the price of a pack of some brands will jump to more than $11 or more than 50 cents per cigarette."

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I wont be able to afford to smoke, she said, smoking a Marlboro Light.Its too expensive. Its expensive now. You end up short. You end up not eating because you want those cigarettes.
Tellme

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jun 30, 2010
Does this person smoke to loose weight? Is that all it is?
Sez Who

Fairfield, OH

#3 Jun 30, 2010
No, they don't want to stop eating. It's just a choice between smoking and eating.

Smoking wins.

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