Outside a Former Temple of Big Tobacco, Feeling Put Upon Once More
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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#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."
“I won’t be able to afford to smoke,” she said, smoking a Marlboro Light.“It’s too expensive. It’s expensive now. You end up short. You end up not eating because you want those cigarettes.”
Saint Paul, MN
#2 Jun 30, 2010
Does this person smoke to loose weight? Is that all it is?
#3 Jun 30, 2010
No, they don't want to stop eating. It's just a choice between smoking and eating.
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