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BANGKOK 20 March 2019 22:13
webfact

Smoking: Industry hit by new taxes as illegal foreign cigarettes flooding in

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

The story comes after the Thai Tobacco Monopoly

Speaks volumes.... 

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4 hours ago, toofarnorth said:

I have here Blue River , my TW gets them over the border in Myanmar , we only live about 25k from there. But even these have gone up in price . They were 150B for 200 ,last week 180B.  When I arrived on these shores in 2005 local ciggies were 38B per pack . Now looking to be 90.

You still got a lung ...

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4 hours ago, Vacuum said:

I've already changed to RYO. :stoner:

are you buying local tobacco from the market ?
 

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Shoot yourself in the face with massive tax and learn no lessons then repeat over and over 🤔

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. . . cigarettes were rotting on the shelves

 

Better than rotting in somebody's lungs.

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Here is a suggestion, stop foreign tourists from having to make border bounces. Charge a reasonable monthly rate at immigration for people to stay as long as they want. Say 1,900 baht a month. Every daily van that makes the trip has both tourist and the van drivers bringing back a carton of cigarets a person. I don't smoke so the driver always gives me a carton to bring back on his behalf. Thousands of cartons a day arriving in Pattaya. The same goes for booze. I always pick up a bottle. The van driver I go with always picks up a bottle of Johny Walker Blue. He must have a standing order. 

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15 hours ago, wombat said:

are you buying local tobacco from the market ?
 

Yes, 5baht/pack.

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If

a). Everyone simply gave up smoking, and 

B). Governments everywhere banned outright the production, sale, posession and use of tobacco products,

 

There would not be any problem. The diehards would disappear through natural attrition.

 

Look how well it has worked over the years with alcohol, opiates, etc. etc.

(Irony)

Pity about the tax revenues.

 

 

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On 2/12/2019 at 7:41 AM, Vacuum said:

Yes, 5baht/pack.

curious asks...what weight of tobacco do you get for 5 baht ?

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8 minutes ago, wombat said:

curious asks...what weight of tobacco do you get for 5 baht ?

14 grams.

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One of my friend's wives had a pack of L&M Blue she'd gotten from Vietnam.  Had a few of them, man, A LOT smoother than the shit L&M Blue I used to smoke here.   Recently tried Camels in the light blue colored box, 60 Baht - also a lot better than the L&M Blue.

 

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