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    Question Buying Cigarettes online

    Was wondering if anybody has bought cigarettes online?

    With price of cigarettes almost doubling in last couple of months, I see the prices on Internet is almost half of what is priced locally. I use to pay $28 for a carlton of cigarettes (Eve Ultralight 120s) back in March, and now pay $48 locally.

    But found the same cigarette brand online for about $30 which is a big saving. So any trusted web sites.

    Thanks.
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    I thought you quit.
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    Now I understand your moniker!

    Is it legal to sell cigarettes on-line? What about age restrictions? How do they know that the person buying is old enough to legally purchase cigarettes?

    I can't help you with your question...I'm just boggled that you can purchase ciggies on-line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey
    Was wondering if anybody has bought cigarettes online?

    With price of cigarettes almost doubling in last couple of months, I see the prices on Internet is almost half of what is priced locally. I use to pay $28 for a carlton of cigarettes (Eve Ultralight 120s) back in March, and now pay $48 locally.

    But found the same cigarette brand online for about $30 which is a big saving. So any trusted web sites.

    Thanks.
    Need it be said?

    This is your cue to quit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor
    Need it be said?

    This is your cue to quit.
    he can't quit - smokers are funding national healthcare

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    Put out that cigarrette Festus!

    Drink more BEER!!!

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    I posted to get some advise on getting cheaper ciggarets, not quiting

    Tried quiting, but it is really hard-if not impossible. But agree that it is a nasty and expensive habit.

    Quote Originally Posted by FA
    Is it legal to sell cigarettes on-line? What about age restrictions? How do they know that the person buying is old enough to legally purchase cigarettes?
    Don't know answer to those questions. Hence this thread.

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    Yeah, and you posted about "Why not universal healthcare?", and look what it got you.

    I'm pretty sure it's illegal to transport smokes over state lines, at least it used to be so it's not likely that even if you can buy them online, that you won't be paying reciprocal taxes.

    My advise would be to just quit smoking, and I'll bet; knowing what I know about the membership here, 1,000 people will say the same thing no matter what Smokey. Stupid habit I used to practice until I quit on a National Smoke Out day, cold turkey, about 12 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich-n-Texas
    Stupid habit I used to practice until I quit on a National Smoke Out day, cold turkey, about 12 years ago.
    Good for you Rich! It's been 18 years for me. I also quit cold turkey. It's the only way IMO. To this day, it's the hardest thing that I've ever done...and the smartest. A friend of mine recently died from a heart attack at age 50. He'd been a heavy smoker for 30 years.

    Smokey knows the risks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey
    I posted to get some advise on getting cheaper ciggarets, not quiting

    Tried quiting, but it is really hard-if not impossible. But agree that it is a nasty and expensive habit.



    Don't know answer to those questions. Hence this thread.
    You mean we cannot lecture you? Damn, I wanted to lecture......

    If they cannot verify your age, I think it is illegal. Though I am not sure you would be prosecuted, but the business on the other side, not so sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    Good for you Rich! It's been 18 years for me. I also quit cold turkey. It's the only way IMO. To this day, it's the hardest thing that I've ever done...and the smartest. A friend of mine recently died from a heart attack at age 50. He'd been a heavy smoker for 30 years.

    Smokey knows the risks.
    I quit smoking cold turkey too. I could never keep it lit, and it smelled foul.

    My last cig was March 31st at 11:55 PM 1992.

    The plan was to quit on April fools day. Smoked my butt off up until that night. Put the last one out because I was sick of them by then. Tossed the rest of the pack away after crushing them.

    Sorry Smokey. This is all the help I can offer. Smokers may be paying for today's healthcare, but they are also the reason it costs so much. More people die from smoking related causes than anything else.

    Live free of smoke, die much later. The world will miss you soon enough. Don't rush it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Terrence the Terrible
    If they cannot verify your age, I think it is illegal. Though I am not sure you would be prosecuted, but the business on the other side, not so sure.
    In Ontario, it is illegal to sell cigarettes to anyone under age 18 but not illegal to buy them.

    The cops actually set up sting operations where they send minors into stores to buy cigarettes and then charge the store owners who sell them to the kids. They can do this legally since the minor isn't breaking any laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    In Ontario, it is illegal to sell cigarettes to anyone under age 18 but not illegal to buy them.

    The cops actually set up sting operations where they send minors into stores to buy cigarettes and then charge the store owners who sell them to the kids. They can do this legally since the minor isn't breaking any laws.
    We have the same policy here. That is why I say they may get the business, but leave the Smokester alone.

    I watched one of these stings take place right in front of my eyes. Maybe growing up in NYC help me see things that others could not. The sting was so obvious that I did not know why the guy who got caught didn't see it coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Terrence the Terrible
    We have the same policy here. That is why I say they may get the business, but leave the Smokester alone.

    I watched one of these stings take place right in front of my eyes. Maybe growing up in NYC help me see things that others could not. The sting was so obvious that I did not know why the guy who got caught didn't see it coming.
    Was it a kid doing the selling? I've seen that. I know a girl who was younger than the guy buying them who got busted for selling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMichael
    Was it a kid doing the selling? I've seen that. I know a girl who was younger than the guy buying them who got busted for selling.
    Kids should be asking for ID if they aren't sure how to judge age. I was ID'd for alcohol at a concert this summer by a kid young enough to be my own son. When I laughed at him, he shrugged and said, "sorry, my job's on the line, I ID everyone".


    Here's a real life situation that happened to a friend's cousin who owns a convenience store....

    Kid walked into the store to buy cigarettes. Adult owner asks for ID. Kid gives her fake ID saying she's 18. Owner sells ciggies. Owner gets busted for selling ciggies to a minor.

    This is true. The owner filed a case against the police, took it to court and won, because the kid showed fake ID. But it took a year and a lot of money in lawyers fees to get the charges dropped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    Kids should be asking for ID if they aren't sure how to judge age. I was ID'd for alcohol at a concert this summer by a kid young enough to be my own son. When I laughed at him, he shrugged and said, "sorry, my job's on the line, I ID everyone".


    Here's a real life situation that happened to a friend's cousin who owns a convenience store....

    Kid walked into the store to buy cigarettes. Adult owner asks for ID. Kid gives her fake ID saying she's 18. Owner sells ciggies. Owner gets busted for selling ciggies to a minor.

    This is true. The owner filed a case against the police, took it to court and won, because the kid showed fake ID. But it took a year and a lot of money in lawyers fees to get the charges dropped.
    Guess there's too much money in selling them for store owners to decide to just not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMichael
    Guess there's too much money in selling them for store owners to decide to just not.
    She says that 80% of her customers come in to buy cigarettes. I was shocked at that number because I didn't think that many people still smoked!

    With those kind of numbers, losing your license to sell cigarettes, would likely ruin your business. If people aren't coming to buy cigarettes, they're probably not coming in at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    She says that 80% of her customers come in to buy cigarettes. I was shocked at that number because I didn't think that many people still smoked!

    With those kind of numbers, losing your license to sell cigarettes, would likely ruin your business. If people aren't coming to buy cigarettes, they're probably not coming in at all.
    Cigs and lotto tickets must make up about 99% of their day.
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    Probably.

    Of course, none of this helps Smokey.

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    Sorry Smokey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    Good for you Rich! It's been 18 years for me.
    So....... how old were you when you started smoking and how long did you smoke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhymeammo
    So....... how old were you when you started smoking and how long did you smoke?
    I was two and I smoked for two years.


    Seriously, I started when I was 12 and quit when I was 25. I have a 13-yr-old niece and it totally boggles my mind to think that I was smoking at her age. Thank goodness she has a lot more sense than her old aunt.

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    Yes I have.

    Smokey,

    Don't even listen to them cuz are all haters. Smoke all you want, but just don't smoke around me when I'm trying to quit.
    If you ever feel like quitting start a thread about it (I'm think I've started a couple....), but that's not what this thread is about.... or is it? Just a subtle cry for help? Just kidding.

    I've purchased tobaccom online about 8 years ago, soon after the distributor stopped importing a certain brand. The Three Castle!!! Remember this?



    I bought them from an online store-front from UK, and think I ended up paying twice as much with S&H.

    If the cost is an issue, then try to smoke less. Here is what I've started about a month ago. On my 25 minute trafficless commute, I've always smoked 3 cigarettes on my way to work. Now, I only smoke one. I just wait until I drive past a certain landmark. For my case, I try to wait until I pass the water-tower on exit 126. Next week, I'm going to (try to) stop smoking in a car when I travel for less than 1 hour.

    Trust me man, it's more rewarding if you cut down and wait longer between smokes.

    JRA

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    I was two and I smoked for two years.


    Seriously, I started when I was 12 and quit when I was 25. I have a 13-yr-old niece and it totally boggles my mind to think that I was smoking at her age. Thank goodness she has a lot more sense than her old aunt.
    Hey 'sticks. Is she telling to truth or should I add at least 5 years to the claimed age? JK.
    I really hate the smell I cannot detect as a smoker.

    JRA

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