Missplaced, I think you're right about most people starting out on Marlboros, I know I did, as did all my friends. I have not smoked many different kinds though. I started with Marlboro, tried Camels, then went to Marlboro Menthol for a while but before long I tried Kools and I have smoked Kools ever since.
The only other ones I ever even tried were as a kid I stole one from my Grandma, so it served me right that it was horrible, that was a Territon100, yuck. An ex of mine smoked Raleighs so I tried that, just as yucky as the Territon. It was many years before I tried any other kind and then it was a Newport that my son thought I would like better than Kools. He was wrong, even though those are alright, I still prefer Kools. I am glad I like Kools better than Newports, as around here, Newports cost a lot more, I think they are the most expensive brand.
So, what does everyone pay for their smokes these days?
I have been paying 45.61 (including sales tax) a carton here at Walgreens, which is the cheapest place I have found them. Last I bought them at the 7-11, which use to be the cheapest, they were 48.50. I haven't been to a smoke shop for them in a long time but the last time I did, they were a little more expensive than the 7-11 was at the time so I quit going there, besides, none of them are open late enough for me. Btw, a year ago, I was paying 37.37 a carton, including sales tax, at the 7-11. The taxes on them skyrocketed in the last year.
This is in Utah, btw.
Edited by Stang777, 15 November 2009 - 04:00 AM.