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Smokers in Poland..... price rise.


Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
16 Jul 2008 /  #1
As an example L&M Lights have just gone up from 6.50 to 8.05 zloty.

This is part of the government campaign to raise prices... for whatever reason.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
16 Jul 2008 /  #2
This is part of the government campaign to raise prices... for whatever reason.

People wanted "miracles", so they have them...
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
16 Jul 2008 /  #3
L&M Lights have just gone up from 6.50 to 8.05 zloty.

its not going to stop anyone smoking , the same with petrol , people will pay almost any price for their addiction , it won,t stop me smoking , just have to buy less food....
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
16 Jul 2008 /  #4
its not going to stop anyone smoking

Nope. It just means they spend less on something else. And the government get more money. Plus the money they'll make from people in Warsaw who forget about the public shelter smoking ban on September the 1st.

I wonder how many people will get caught out that day!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
16 Jul 2008 /  #5
As an example L&M Lights have just gone up from 6.50 to 8.05 zloty.

Holly Moley!
I just gave up smoking 4 months ago. I smoked L&M, that's some price jump.
It is scandalis, even though I do not smoke anymore, there certainly seems that there s going to be prohibition on cigarettes in our mollycoddolling nanny union.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
16 Jul 2008 /  #6
Holly Moley!

Not heard that in a while :)

What about alcohol? Does that look set to climb or just cigarettes for the moment?
dtaylor 9 | 823  
16 Jul 2008 /  #7
As an example L&M Lights have just gone up from 6.50 to 8.05 zloty.

When, i bought lm red today, for only 6.75??
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
16 Jul 2008 /  #8
What about alcohol? Does that look set to climb or just cigarettes for the moment?

There is a thing in the whole of Europe these days to basically ban smoking, alcohole is fine, it is going up but not anything like that.

When, i bought lm red today, for only 6.75??

Some shops sell at the old rate until they are out of stock.
Time for you to stock up, big time, ha ha ha ha
dtaylor 9 | 823  
16 Jul 2008 /  #9
Time for you to stock up, big time, ha ha ha ha

Time for me to give up this habit i think. bunch of government w_ankers. Poland....soon to be the same as Rip off Britain.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
16 Jul 2008 /  #10
Rip off Britain.

I remember years ago, must have been my first time there, drunk to hell in London somewhere, I bought a pack of smokes and the f%$£ing c^%$£ing machine gave me 16 in a box for 20, I bruised my knuckles punching and cursing the machine. ha ha ha

I was s annoyed ha ha ha.

And give up or enjoy. I smoked for years and refused to give up, I enjoyed them too much. got a chest cough and gave up. I still dream about smoking, I wake up feeling guilty ha ha ha.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
16 Jul 2008 /  #11
16 in a box for 20,

That's right, the machines in pubs and clubs only dispensed boxes of sixteen for the same price as a box of 20 in the shops. Rip off indeed.

Are cigarettes advertised in Poland?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
16 Jul 2008 /  #12
PolskaDoll

In the states too? or are you in england?
In every civilized country you get 20 smokes in a 20 box, even in night clubs.

As for the advertisement of smokes, I do not actually know...ha ha ha. probably, I do not remember
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
16 Jul 2008 /  #13
In Scotland.

I'll never know the reason behind the boxes of 16 (apart from it being a rip-off). I was never fussed because I never smoked.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
16 Jul 2008 /  #14
Scotland need to sort out their independence and stop that carry on.
Good for you for not smoking, it makes it a lot easier to give up, I hear :0)
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
16 Jul 2008 /  #15
Scotland need to sort out their independence

Absolutely ! Independence for England too !

£6.50 for 16 in pubs.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
16 Jul 2008 /  #16
Independence for England too !

Ha ha ha ha ha, from who? ha ha ha ha
dtaylor 9 | 823  
16 Jul 2008 /  #17
You know mate, that country that claims illegally that 94% of its oil reserves are from all those English waters:D hehe
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
16 Jul 2008 /  #19
English waters

La Manche or the English channel?
dtaylor 9 | 823  
16 Jul 2008 /  #20
hmmmm, take out a British naval map, you will see why there is such an arguement. Yes if you want independance, u must give up your oil!! or your new name will be iran!! hehe
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
16 Jul 2008 /  #21
I remember going into a shop in the UK for a packet of Marlboro fags , my first visit back to the UK for a while from my home in Polska....I gave the woman a fiver , held out my hand for the change....She held out her hand for more money...couldn,t believe the price...wish i had stuffed my car with Polish fags......For our American friends , fags are ciggarettes not gay people....
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
16 Jul 2008 /  #22
take out a British naval map,

Have you no decent maps then?
dtaylor 9 | 823  
16 Jul 2008 /  #23
just the ones drawn by blind slaves....im british dont you know! write a map...move along!
WooPee 1 | 124  
16 Jul 2008 /  #24
its not going to stop anyone smoking

It's even better. Government will get extra money from smokers.. :D
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
16 Jul 2008 /  #25
extra money from smokers

And no doubt car drivers too....
WooPee 1 | 124  
16 Jul 2008 /  #26
Car drivers is different story. Oil is the foundation of economy and should be less taxed. Smoking is just a pleasure.
telefonitika  
16 Jul 2008 /  #27
Time for me to give up this habit i think

what would you take up in its place?
dtaylor 9 | 823  
16 Jul 2008 /  #28
drugs.....lots of thm.....lots of drugs, whatever the called...can you get an anti christian drug:?? one that shows JPII was encouraging terrorism?
Davey 13 | 388  
16 Jul 2008 /  #29
but this is what Europe is all about
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
17 Jul 2008 /  #30
I'll never know the reason behind the boxes of 16

It used to be 18 and then they reduced them to 16...just another way of the vending machine companies to make more money...plus they cost about a £1 more I paid nearly £7 for a pack of sodding Lucky Strike the other week!...

Smoking is just a pleasure

Not for those poor bar stewards that tend the tobacco plants ;-) You see Mr WP smoking creates jobs too in a variety of industries if people didn't smoke what would happen to all those people in the factory where they make the boxes for the fags, what would the supplyer of card do if they stopped making the boxes, what about the printing company that print the logo on boxes? So it's far from being just a pleasure, it creates jobs for a considerable amount of people around the world.

As for the situation in Poland with prices rises, it's just a sign of the times, but I would say the increase of 1.50zl is quite steep it's a way to deter younger people from starting, it's working in the UK, aparently there are less people taking up the habbit and more giving it up.

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