Well, we all knew it was coming – the tobacco tax went into effect, basically shooting the prices for cancer sticks/coffin nails/etc and related stuff through the roof.
Something to the tune of 200% from what I was watching on the news.
I don’t smoke, and never will – yet know many who do. I pity them, because in our tough economy, the last thing anyone needs is for something they like to shoot way up in price. However…it does force one issue….you can pony up the extra money, or just quit – it’s your choice. I know…it’s hard for some, but if it comes down to eating or smoking, which one are you REALLY going to side with?
Yeah…I’d want to eat too.
With all the clean air laws going into effect, and all businesses going smoke-free by the end of 2009, we’re gonna see puffers getting scarce awfully quick. That’s fine with me though – I don’t smoke…and never will, so I guess I dodged that bullet pretty well. 😉
and on that note………