Skip to comments.Higher Cigarette Taxes Drove Smokers To Pipe Tobacco & Cigars
Posted on 05/02/2012 4:47:14 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Among the intended goals of higher taxes on cigarettes is that some smokers will quitrather than dealwith the increased cost. While this may happen, newly released numbers show that taxing cigarettes also drove up the sales of forms of tobacco that are taxed at lower rates.
The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) of 2009 increased and equalized federal excise tax rates for cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, and small cigars. It also increased the tax rates on pipe tobacco and cigars, but not to the levelof theother items.
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One day soon, the anti-smoking crowd will succeed in getting them banned everywhere. And when they have that feat packed in the bag, they’ll start in on the next vice - take your pick...running shoes (made by slave child labor, etc.)....water in plastic bottles, whatever.
They’ll tax them out of sight to recoup what they lost in tobacco taxes and then eventually get them banned too. It won’t stop and they will not ever be satisfied. They have a dire need to control others lives and the essential ingredient in the satisfaction of that need is the ability to take money to use to fulfill it. That money will come from the future addicts who want to wear running shoes, drink water from plastic bottles, etc.
One day - they will come for your Starbucks!
It’s strange but I hate the smell of cigarettes and cigars but enjoy the smell of a pipe.
Believe it or not, back in the 80’s my elementary school principal smoked a pipe and walked the halls while he was doing it!
For me, there’s something nostalgic about that smell.
Quite true. I go into the city once a month or less and buy my tobacco by the pound. It’s labelled as pipe tobacco but is in fact cigarette tobacco. $45 a pound and I roll my own.
If the government had kept a reasonable (although higher than any other product) tax rate on cigarettes they wouldn’t be losing all that tax revenue - and that is all this is about.
They don’t want to ban it - They want more taxes from it.
Well hellsbells if you’re moving to a pipe, grow your own tobacco.
Why not, the pot smokers do it!
Want to close the Mexican border?
Start smuggling in cigarettes and fatty foods with the cocaine and illegals. The Leftists will clamp down tight to stop that.
I switched from cigarettes for little cigars (basically the same thing) years ago and ain’t ever going back. They taste like a cigarette used to taste. I can get them for about $10.99 a carton over the Internet.
$4 American for a carton of L&Ms in Kandahar. I wonder what the price would be with no tax in the USA?
A couple of times, I went from cigs to pipe.
I found I increased lighting the pipe from a couple of times a day to about 10 times a day.
In January 2003, I quit cigs/pipe completely. Have not used either since.
I figure, with increased cost (taxes and tobacco price), I am saving about $1800-2400 per year. I use the saving to splurge occasionally — LCD TV, laptop, desktop computer, ROKU and Netflix streaming, WDTV box, etc.
Those splurges are guilt-free. And, after nearly 10 years of being smokeless, I have quite a surplus for more splurges.
Well, now that I live in Kentucky I can roll my own cigars. They may not be the best (finding good wrapper leaves may be a challenge), but they will be completely under the nanny state radar.
—They dont want to ban it - They want more taxes from it.—
This is precisely it.
I have two humidors filled with cigars. I smoke, on average, about one a month. ;-)
Eventually they'll tax income until no one has income anymore.
Why are liberals such idiots?
They raise taxes on cigarettes to stifle smoking. They raise taxes on soda to stifle people from drinking pop. They raise taxes on fast food, again to stifle people from eating too much fast food. These are all punitive taxes aimed at curbing something.
So why aren't income taxes viewed as punitive???
If taxes are used to stifle growth or use in one area, why aren't they viewed that way in ALL areas.
And if the "ultimate goal" of all these taxes are to eliminate these activities (for our own good), then why aren't income taxes viewed as the same thing??? To curb people from making income.
You are paying WAY too much - but rest assured that it’s not taxes but a huge retailer markup :)
yes, i quit about 15 years ago. Saving tons of money.
Choice is a wonderful thing.
That same pipe tobacco is available online for under $14/lb. For some reason, the tubes are cheaper locally than online.
Where can I get it for that price? Any links appreciated.