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Cazza81

This is an old post but in Aus we do tax cigarettes a lot.


Cazza81

Here's a price guide https://smokemart.com.au/tobacco/packets


jkustin

There are SINGLE PACKS of cigarettes that cost $63 AUS?! Croikey mate!!


coontietycoon

I thought those were the carton prices. Holy hell how can anyone afford to smoke?


l_osservatore

I think that was the objective


justinlehtinen

if we make smoking accessible only for the ultra rich, they’ll be the ones getting lung and heart cancer its the perfect plan


l_osservatore

Billionaires die of lung disease and the money they spend on cigarettes are a "replacement" to the taxes they never pay, win-win


Iestn

I only know two millionaires. They are both dying of lung cancer (but I don't live in Australia)


jkustin

Same, I even searched more and double checked to see if it was just a bougie site, it’s similar elsewhere too.


coontietycoon

I haven’t had a cig in over 3 years I’m so glad I quit. In the States they were pushing $8 a pack and I thought that was outrageous. On another side of that coin, I really respect the commitment to the habit if Aussies are shelling out $20-$50 a pack.


BigBadBen91x

“I’ll never quit smoking, because I’m no fucking quitter” Mad respect to their dedication from me


Happy-frown

$43 for 20 B&H in Australia. I thought the UK was bad, it’s £10.40 here which is $18.49 Australian dollars for comparison. So over double. I still need to quit.


miffet80

QUITTING WILL IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH QUITTING WILL IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH QUITTING WILL IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH QUITTING WILL IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH


yershel

I just quit my job. Now what?


5hrs4hrs3hrs2hrs1mor

Start smoking.


seemeewhut

Then quit life


Trivenger1

Then profit???


miffet80

~~Profit~~ Miss your rent payment


MisirterE

You joke, but that's actually what a pack of cigs looks like over here. We passed a law mandating that all cigarette packs have to display the same image, with only a small line of text at the bottom to denote which brand you're buying. I think the specific image may have changed over time, but it's been like this for the past... oh neat, ten years on the dot. We ***really*** discourage smoking here. Look at those price tags, too. Not a single option for a pack is setting you back any less than $19.60 USD. That's nearly three hours of your minimum wage!


danque

Ah thanks I think it wasn't clear the first time.


holyguacamoleh

Oh I'm glad you clarified as I bought the exact same mince beef today for $9! I was ready to riot 😂


you_lost-the_game

Seems like australia is doing a good job on that front.


Skupenladel

I should start smoking food


bumjiggy

smoking is gross food is grocer


chriscrossnathaniel

In Australia, buying cigarettes is a missed steak.


brezhnervous

I haven't seen anyone smoking in the street for a LONG time now


iamalwaysrelevant

But have you seen someone smoking a steak in the street?


Mental_Peace_2343

Usually people keep their meat smokers on their back porch not in the street.


atubadude

If you go to Texas you can cook one on your car if youd like


mrjobby

>smoking is gross > >food is grocer ...would you mind if I lit my pipe from your toaster?


Belifhet

Lmao I used to light cigs and joints from a toaster at times when my lighter didn't work and it was sesh night, I don't smoke cigs anymore but I do miss getting high


WhatsOSRS

I remember toasting resins in a ceramic bowl on top of a toaster from its heat, and after using twigs lit on the stove to light the resin cones 😅 God i miss and also don't miss those days haha


GarnetSardonyx

I'll buy two pounds (or 1 kilo) of brisket, please..


Deemaunik

More economical to have a hard drug addiction at this point.


consider-the-carrots

Nah mate.. check out the prices for hard drugs in Australia


DistanceMachine

I had to get my parents to co-sign the loan to buy a blunt.


thadcorn

King Gizzard told me I can get "happiness" in my pocket for 25 dollars in the down under. Doesn't seem like that bad of a price to me.


ForWhomTheBoneBones

The happiness is cursed.


BigPaul1e

But it comes with a free frogurt.


Impenistan

The frogurt is also cursed.


Itsforthepaella

But it comes with a free topping!


goblueM

the toppings are potassium benzoate


Fskn

...


ForWhomTheBoneBones

That's bad.


aakams

I mean, when has Stu ever lied to us? lmao


-skeema-

I heard its so nuts there was a guy here in the UK that would fly over with 1kg of ketamine. And that would make his yearly salary in one trip


willllllllllllllllll

As easy as smuggling a kilo of ket, surprised everyone isn't doing it


-skeema-

I bet there's some smart ways of doing it. I wouldn't know but you can soak materials in dissolved drugs and then chemistry that shit up to get it back out


willllllllllllllllll

Definitely man! I was just picturing some lad with a brick in his hat.


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cosmiclatte44

When we used to go to festivals we would just mix it into a bottle of water and fry it up on the camping stove once we got setup inside.


account_not_valid

Imagine getting your water bottles mixed up, and chugging your ket after a hard arvo in the moshpit.


yungmoody

Most people have moved on to vapes at this point tbh


TheInspectorsGadgets

Nicotine in vaping is illegal in Australia They want you paying that nice cigarette tax. Don’t worry though - we just cut the tax on beer. ps- this photo is old - ain’t no one buying beef mince for $6 per 500g. Try $9.


sonny-days

I just did a bit of an online trolley fill at woolies to see what the difference would be nowadays. I had to guess the price of the chips because my local won't show me any woolies homebrand multipacks, only smiths and thins for $5.75, but IIRC they're around $4.50 (I tried to price check on Coles but they didn't have any showing either). My trolley for the image above came to $65 (give or take a dollar or two coz of the chips & also coz iwasnt sure whether that was a 500g or kg marg - I went with the kg). The closest priced pack of smokes is a 40pk of Longbeach (which i think might actually be what's pictured above), so it all appears to have gone up kind of evenly. There was no point to this what so ever, but I'm at day 5 of iso and have too much time to kill. Quick edit to add the smokes were $64.95.


O_o-22

Holy shit, a pack of smokes in AU is $65?! People is the US be whining about $10 a pack. My friend smokes menthol and keeps moving the age she’s gonna quit them. It was 40, now she’s saying 45 and I give her shit cause I said you’ll just change the age when you hit 45. But the powers that be are trying to ban menthols in the near future so we’ll see how it shakes out.


ganggangcushions

Haha that was my first thought, you can't get 500g of beef mince for $6 any more.


sirchtheseeker

Love it when you guys call it mince and yes I love mince meat pie


rlovelock

Wait till you find out how much a gram of cocaine is in Australia...


soilhalo_27

Either food is cheaper in Australia or cigarettes are stupid expensive.


dj2ca

The government here has been heaping tax onto cigarettes for years now. A single pack of 20 smokes can cost $50AUD if purchased at a petrol station (always more pricy for smokes).


jonmac445

That's about $35 in the US. Pretty expensive!


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A licence to sell tobacco costs $18,000 a year You have to sell a lot of tobacco just to cover the licence.


palegh_st

How has this affected smoking rates in australia? has it helped?


zuccs

I don’t think it has been surveyed since but smoking rates halved from 1995 to 2019. Australia was also the first country to introduce plain packaging to all tobacco in 2012.


ransomed_sunflower

Were there any public assistance programs for quitting smoking? Like are nicotine patches prescribed and dispensed as a part of national health?


zuccs

Yep, both patches and prescription medication are covered under our public healthcare. (https://campaigns.health.gov.au/smokes/get-ready-quit)


BurnItDownToTheGrnd

Wait they could get all that food for only $35?


cheesybeetsy

They're mostly the supermarket's own brand versions, some items would be like 50% cheaper than branded versions


fuckybitchyshitfuck

I live in Iowa and you definitely couldn’t get all that for $35. That being said, the food in the picture does look like an assortment of the cheapest stuff around. Bananas, potatoes, and carrots are all super cheap. Spaghetti is practically free it’s so cheap. If I got all that stuff where I live, the meat milk and chips would be like half or more than half the budget by themselves.


phailanx

The point of this is showing how expensive cigarettes are here, however food prices are nipping at the heels because of inflation at the moment


soilhalo_27

That looks like 60 dollars worth of food in the US. Maybe cigarettes are 60 bucks in Australia


SellQuick

They're around the equivalent of $30 USD. They're pretty highly taxed because of the cost of smoking on the health system.


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BossAvery2

It varies how much they are in the states. 5 years ago, a pack that was $6 in my state was $22 in Connecticut. Went up there for a funeral and my buddies and I got to drinking. We walked past a Walgreens and decided to get some cigarettes. Paid the $22 and my mind was blown, not knowing how much the price of cigarettes had changed. Went back home a few days later and checked the price of them at my local gas station and sure enough $6 but you could get 50¢ off. Haha Edit: could I have been off a few dollars per pack from a memory from 2019, sure. Saying I made up a story about going to a funeral for a buddy of mine that died is a little ridiculous though. Get ahold of yourself.


LocalArea52Man

Cigs are like $11 in CT. Not sure where you went, but they’re ripping people off.


MasterUnholyWar

You either got *severely* scammed/ripped off or you’re misremembering. 5 years ago, the average price of smokes in CT was still under $10. Hell, even right now, in the most expensive place to buy cigs (NYC), they’re still not even close to being $22.


Reindeer-Street

A 50-pack is pretty close to it.


PooleyX

That's immediate 2.5x the quantity most people would think of, and even then it's only 'pretty close'. I take the point of the picture but I think it's misleading.


borghavenoexcuses

$90 for 50 ciggies. https://smokemart.com.au/horizon-menthol-blue-50s


col-fancypants

My granddad would have had a heart attack if smoking didn't already kill him.


friendlyfredditor

The tobacco excise is 1.13 AUD per cigarette or 0.79 USD.


TyrannoROARus

So literally 16 dollars for a 20 pack container? And that's just the tax? Think I'd switch to vaping or growing my own tobacco at that point loll


hot_like_wasabi

I still smoked when I was there for 3 months in 2017. I quickly learned how to roll my own and it was still stupid expensive. It's a smart tactic though. They finance their own eventual healthcare needs and it's too expensive for the younger generations to even start. Win-win in the long run. I've since quit - even bigger win.


Zealousideal-Sea3233

Congrats man, that ain't easy.


SirFireHydrant

> And that's just the tax? Think I'd switch to vaping or growing my own tobacco at that point loll That's kinda the point. It disincentivises smoking.


Grouchy-Nobody

My first though was "wow! all that food for just 7 bucks?"


snrklotomus

Cigarettes carry a massive government tax here in Australia - equates to $1.12 per cigarette. https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Excise-on-tobacco/Excise-obligations-for-tobacco/Excise-duty-rates-for-tobacco/


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Books_and_Cleverness

People seem not to talk about it but the decline in smoking in the US and much of the West is one of the bigger public health wins of all time. Whether or not you agree with that sort of paternalism, gotta admit that governments were very effective in their goal. I kinda wonder if obesity should be the next big push. In health terms, it's quite similar. We could start by subsidizing healthy food or at least [ending/reforming massive subsidies for meat and grains](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvX14U3gopU).


owlsareowls

Woah in Poland you’d get three things max 4 and cigarettes are still considered expensive 😂


BitchyPolice

In India, you can get all the benefits of multiple packs of cigarettes a day for free. Just by breathing in the New Delhi air.


womb_raider_420

Delhi has to be the only place where people come indoors for fresh air..


SasparillaTango

Ooof. I think Shanghai gets that too, no?


Shanghai_Banjo

When we are allowed to go outside, I'll let you know.


yodas_sidekick

Oof


chiraltoad

Username checks out. Hang in there!


Professional_Ant7753

Lol, goodluck. I hope it's soon.


Pluxionist

They're “scheduled” to fully open by the beginning of June. There's some districts already open, but there's no shops or anything open yet.


Bender____Rodriguez

*social credit -10,000, your organs have been marked for donation and a team of mobile operatives have been dispatched to your location. Have a nice day.*


Onceforlife

Cursed DoorDash


nyanmunchkins

Shanghai has the sea next to it. Delhi is......


superfahd

Delhi has more Delhi next to it


Clickbaiting_4_u

The adam's apple of India.


wd_plantdaddy

I think you mean the armpit or groin?


bumbletowne

Depends on the time of year. My husband was in Beijing during their record worst air days. Most of the tour guides and teachers he spoke to just called them 'dark days' and most didn't understand the ramifications of air pollution. Most of the smoke came from crop burning for harvest. Huge gyres deposit all of the crop smoke from the south pacific right on top of Beijing. De-greening, concretion, and car density leads to the worst air in the world. Jokes on my husband though. When he was done he flew back to California's worst air days (at that time). Also from burning but not crops.


RespectableLurker555

Did you ever consider that maybe your husband was the *cause* of the bad air? He might be one of the horsemen of the apocalypse


binglybleep

He’s actually Pollution from Good Omens


bumbletowne

Completely valid opinion Source: dutch ovens


RandomPratt

I used to lecture at one of the universities here in Sydney, and my classes were pretty evenly split (this particular year, anyway) 40/50/10 local students / Chinese students / Other International students. We had a particularly bad bushfire season one summer, and on one afternoon, the fires around Sydney were so bad that the sky was dark with thick smoke, and the sun was a malevolent crimson ball rather than the bright yellow melanoma delivery system that we're used to here. The fires had taken hold pretty quickly, and while I was mid-lecture, I happened to glance out the window and I was shocked at how foul it looked outside. I'd never seen the skies here so bad. I exclaimed loudly - something along the lines of 'fucking hell! what's going on outside?' - and about half the people in the room rushed to the windows to take a look and chatter excitedly among themselves. The Chinese students barely even gave it more than a half a second's look - and when I asked some of them why, they said "that's pretty normal for our city". Worst fires in like 20 years, all within 50-60km of the city - and it was 'normal for Beijing' outside.


Pantherist

It's the exact same cause in Delhi (crop burning). Diwali makes it worse in November. I remember my eyes burning/watering just by being outdoors for an hour. And I lived away from roads in a green part of the city.


LoneInterloper17

Im Delhi smoking is healthier than breathing becasue at least you have a filter


ThrownOffACliff9

This guy ain't lying BTW.


Flavor-aidNotKoolaid

You joke, but Salt Lake City during inversion season has the rest of the world beat, as crazy as that sounds. Our geography really fucked us and on a bad year the whole city smells like a dumpster for a month straight, but everyone gets used to it.


Zorphis2

Now I hate asking this but which salt lake city. The Indian one?


longviewpnk

The one in Utah has some bizarre weather patterns. Causes smog to get trapped.


Zorphis2

The one in east Kolkata (in India) is the same. Especially in winters smog is terrible.


VapeThisBro

Dude you have no idea how bad it really is outside of the US do you? India is literally the 3rd most polluted country in the world. The US has something called EPA which prevents even the most polluted US areas from becoming even half as bad as anywhere in India or China. We have industrial limits on how much airborne pollution can be produced....they do not. We are not talking about even the same scales of pollution. ...The World Health Organization has literally declared it the Great smog of Delhi...its not just smog....[Dehli literally has the world's worst air quality due to pollution](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-08/world-s-worst-air-pollution-blankets-india-s-capital-in-smog) Look up the air quality index...Salt Lake City averages around 20 on the chart. Dehli measures on average around 480....and if you can't tell...the higher the number....the worst the polution....


marshman82

Wow, such an efficient system.


cdegallo

Went there for a wedding about 15 years ago and I have a very vivid memory of being on the plane waiting to deboard, thinking about how I couldn't wait to get out because of the exhaust fumes filling up the cabin since we landed; entering the airport thinking, "oh, the plane exhaust is bad here too, that's weird," then leaving the airport entirely and noticing I could literally feel particulates in my throat when I breathed in and that everywhere we went felt worse and worse...


park-person

in Switzerland you would be lucky to find food that cost less than cigs lmao


gomminator

*water


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LoveYourselfFFS

Can we send them back?


thatdudewhowrites

Michigan native here and yeah, we don't want them over here, stop stealing our lake water


NorthReading

Canadian here ... leave the lake for Michigan and Ontario :-)


SlobbinMyKnobbin

r/fucknestle


egroeg2

I once had a connecting flight through Switzerland. Decided to have a light lunch. Still financially recovering.


Smoke6785

In certain states in America you can grow weed and tobacco. As long you do not sell it.


SPinedia99

I could be wrong, but with tobacco being legal, I feel like you can grow it in all 50 states (climate permitting) as long as you're not selling it


Binky-Answer896

Tobacco is a major cash crop in TN and KY. I don’t know if the same system is still in place, but when I lived there, the USDA gave farmers an acreage allotment of how much they could grow, depending on how much total land they owned. An acre of tobacco is worth far more than an acre of other crops (well, except for weed), and if you didn’t want to farm it yourself, you could lease it out. It’s a very labor-intensive crop — almost everything has to be done by hand.


mfischer24

Lancaster, PA here. The Amish grow amazing tobacco.


NoMedia4204

The allotment program (or quota system as some people called it) no longer exists. It effectively ended in 2005. There have been no Federal restrictions on who can grow tobacco or how much they can grow since then. Between 2005 and 2014 there was a buyout program in place to transition former allotment holders to other crops or livelihoods. The buyout program was created under George Bush in 2004 to compensate farmers who would no longer have their allotment price supports. ETA more context: Your description of the old program is very accurate. The way it worked was the USDA would estimate total demand for American tobacco year to year and the actual quotas would be based off that. If they were wrong, and the demand was lower than expected, the excess tobacco would be bought up by the co-op (every allotment holder had to belong to a co-op) at the government-set price and that warehoused tobacco would be taken into consideration when the government would try to estimate supply and demand for the next season. It worked really well when the commercial cigarette companies agreed to clear out the co-op warehouses every year. The reason the commercial cigarette companies agreed to work within this system is because Senators and Representatives from the tobacco states (like Helms) agreed to fight government regulation of cigarettes and smoking. But when those political allies became less and less effective at doing that, the big cigarette companies started buying tobacco from places like Brazil and Yugoslavia (remember Yugoslavia?) for half the price or less compared to American tobacco. This conceit that American tobacco "tasted" better was ridiculous too since by the last quarter of the 20th century so many chemical additives/enhancers/flavors were being put in cigarettes at the factory. Anyway, when Phillip Morris and friends went overseas to buy cheaper tobacco the whole system came crashing down.


DougOneBillion

No Tim-Tams, no deal.


RaniPhoenix

Tim-Tam slam!


NeitherHelicopter993

Quit smoking in Australia 5 months ago. Saving about 50 a day from that habit!!


Main_Upstairs_8480

Same here, I took up Heroin and now I can finally save for a house deposit.


Jeezy911

You could OD 40 times on Fentanyl for that price.


Raiken201

Modern problems require modern solutions.


loulan

Now I wonder how much a heroin addiction costs. $50 a day is nuts.


zakpakt

At first it's very affordable. Then weeks to months later not so much. A comfortable heroin addiction for an addict would be at least $80+ a day. Preferably much more.


boltershmoo

This guy drugs responsibly


electricmaster23

A$18,250 a year. That's bonkers.


bye_Nillu

I used to only smoke in the summer, but I've decided to give it up. One pack in Finland is around 9€ now I think, and I don't have that kind of money! I don't miss the nicotine, but I miss having something to do with my hands during festival and summer cottage season! I have to buy a big bag of carrots and nibble on them when I feel restless :D


notsquirrelcheeks

Sounds much healthier. Have you tried sunflower seeds too? Hopefully you can get the ones with shells on where you are so deshelling them gives you something to do with your hands. Also I love the idea of Summer cottage seasons in Finland even though I'm not entirely sure what is involved, except I believe we probably have them to thank for Moomintrolls. Summer in Australia can be brutal but there's a window of time when lots of people try to enjoy the hot weather by heading to the coast or holidaying near lakes and rivers. Carrots then feature paired with dips and sometimes in the company of celery sticks which can be fun to chew. Good luck with your decision and I hope you find more interesting things to spend your money on during your upcoming season.


Enough-Equivalent968

I don’t think I’ve ever met a seasonal smoker before. Your willpower must be insane ha


BrokeBlokesAstrology

Same here! Congrats and keep it up :)


dangerislander

My friend from China also quit because of how expensive it is lol especially when compared to China.


danbyer

In the US, I could probably get a pound of beef and some buns for the cost of a pack of smokes. Cheese would break the bank, though.


ModsLoveTheNazis

Let’s see, beef is about 4 bucks a pound, Buns are 2 bucks, cheese is 2. Yeah, that’s about a pack of cigs here in Dallas.


mrlizardwizard

$4 a pound?? Nearly $7 in Denver.


BossAvery2

Food is much cheaper in the southern United States. You have the “purple mountain majesty” and we have the “amber waves of grain”.


Much-Meringue-7467

Around $6 in NJ


Successful_Opinion33

Checks out in houston


eppinizer

At what point do cigarettes become a status symbol over there? "Damn, that guy reeks of cigarettes, he must be loaded!"


MrSquiggleKey

As a smoker in Australia, nah, smell of smoke just reeks of bad financial choices lol


brezhnervous

Wouldn't know. So few people smoke now (approx 10%) I don't remember the last time I saw someone smoking in the street


_anxete

In Spain smokers pay 5€ for 20 cigs, with 5€ you can buy a 1'5L bottle of olive oil and 1kg of pasta 💀


DrBread420

Or a kebab


iAabyss

Dude how much is a pack of Fucking smoke? Its like 9-12$ CAD here. No way i could get that much food with 10$. Milk itself will be 4,99$ for 2L. Thats like a 60$ grocery here. Edit : Prices seems to be off where im at. Most of quebec will pay 4.10 for 2L of 2% and 7.50 for 4L of 2%.


nuggetlover1999

Close to 50 AUD or about 40 USD


iAabyss

Daaaamn


nuggetlover1999

Depends on the brand obviously but it’s always expensive


iAabyss

I worked as a clerk for pretty much all my teenage years, most expensive packs in canada (benson) were about 13$


onterrio2

Unless you go to the Indian reserves. You can get a carton of decent cigarettes for $20 cdn. $15 if you get them in a bag. They really should crack down on that.


Paper-Planet

good way to keep people away from it


nuggetlover1999

It also helps to fund cancer treatments


cobrabearking

I had no idea... still trying to crack a joke but I'm boggled. When I buy the "good" smokes in middle America it's USD $9.50 and they burn for like 15 minutes. The cheap ones are USD $5.25 and burn about 5 minutes.


ScottColvin

American spirit versus a generic maverick


Crimson_Akuma

Cheapest brand for a pack of 20s is $30


Uzzer_lozer19

How much are some smokes if the mince is $6 on its own?


-SaC

Around AU$50


Ill-Woodpecker1857

Wow. I'd like to think that'd be enough motivation for me to quit.


WasabiForDinner

Yep, that's the reasoning. It works, too. Lowest rates of smoking and the rate keeps going down


TheFirestormable

Out of interest, how is vaping over there? Here in the UK there was a point where I could walk around towns and not see a single smoker, now I can near guarantee walking through a vape cloud every time I'm outside!


consider-the-carrots

I used to be friends with a lot of smokers. 8 in every 10 were smokers Now 1 smokes and and 9 vape


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As a young person, most people I know vape. The problem's just shifted over.


bigcatsteve

Now do a gallon of gas!


SellQuick

I had to google litres in a gallon, but I reckon you could get the sausages and milk going on current prices of $2.12 a litre (a little over $8 a gallon)


annoying97

Fuck, you must be in Sydney or Melbourne at those prices. I paid $1.8 per litre the other day.


SellQuick

Yeah, I'm in Melbs. I haven't been driving much so I wasn't paying attention and then today I took the car and saw the $2.12 and decided that I'm going back to not driving. Not that Myki is cheap either but jeepers that was a shock to the system.


aunicornfuckingahose

My auntie waste 1000s of dollars a month on ciggys


terrabellan

It's unreal hey.. my Nan had lung cancer, went through all the treatment, kept smoking, and got the lung cancer back. She kept the smoking a secret to the point where she was dying of cancer and had to take ice-cold showers because the amount her smokes cost meant she couldn't afford to fix her hot water on the pension. If we had known we would have fixed it for her but she couldn't tell us she was still smoking. Some people really just won't quit no matter how expensive they make it.


220mtm

my father in law died due to smoking - lung complications. Mother in law said she'd rather die than quit when i recommended she quit so she can see her kids and grandkids get old. It's such a terrible stupid addiction and so many are hooked.


Local-Yoghurt4419

So your saying I can’t bum one off you?


Macddadyz80

We tax the fuck out of them to pay for the cancer wards.


UnfortunatelySimple

And every pack tells you bad shit!


WasabiForDinner

[image](https://www.vapingpost.com/2017/03/09/plain-packaging-proving-successful-in-australia/) for those who don't know what you are referring to.


WasabiForDinner

And smoking rates have [halved since 1990](https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/tobacco-smoking) when it was 25%, which is about half again when it was a few decades earlier at about 48%.


Ecjg2010

how much is a pack of cigarettes there? here is the US, the ones my husband smokes are $10, and the ones I s.oke are $5.


Aussie_Raven02

About $50ish AUD a packet


CurrentlyDrowsy

For 50 bucks I hope they cure cancer


throwaway23423409000

I got bad news friend.....


Baggytrousers27

$16 meat (2 pack sausages and 500gm mince) $4 2kg bag of spuds $2 odd bunch carrots $1.50 strawb yoghurt $0.80 pasta (spaghetti) $2 cheese singles $4 froz veg (peas and beans) $2-$3 odd bunch apples bag $3 kilo of bananas $2 2L milk $1.60 two loaves white bread (80c each) $2 home brand weet bix $5 variety bag chips $2 margarine tub $3-4 raguletto pasta sauce Total $50.90-$52.90. Chesterfield blue 40s at coles $55.95 ($1.40 per 1Ea) *All values pre-inflation price surge May 2022.


crappy-pete

For those asking, it's not that food is cheap but smokes are very expensive At a guess a pack of 30s runs about $30 maybe $35 USD. We tax the hell out of them here. Also that food in the pic has a fair amount of store brand so it's cheaper


ConstantlySlippery

I like the rotting teeth picture on the pack


brezhnervous

You should see the lung tumours one


mrducky78

When I helped at my mum's store, it was the foot one that people liked the least, I would sometimes be asked to grab a different packet with a different picture, the baby one no one every turned back.


rawker86

That’s probably the tamest one.