Friday, January 10, 2020

To give you an idea on how times have changed

In the 80s, people could get free cig packs on plane flights, and at auto/horse races.

People could buy cigs at any age in the early 80s. Til places started enforcing the old under 18 law for buying tobacco in the US. I heard once.86 was the year.  But I'm sure lots of stores/gas stations still sold cigs to kids and teens for the rest of the 80s.

The modern Min age for buying tobacco/e-cigs in my home state is 21.

In a span of 35-40 years, we went from an era where anyone could buy cigs to a modern era where Even 18-20 year olds can't legally buy cigs.  Never mind the fact smoking was socially acceptable before the 2000s.

I bet in the 60s, the actual US smoking rate was more like 80-85% when I count all of those under 18 kids/teens who bought cigs and smoked themselves.



Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tobacco will never be illegal

In an era where more people are smoking weed or vaping, tobacco will never become illegal.

I hear some states have actually lowered the cost of cigs.  Likely cause fewer people are buying em (fewer YOUNG people esoecially).  But it's more like modern generations going to the weed for smoking in general.

The other reason why cig sales have decreased in recent times is some longtime smokers switched to making their own cigs. I even heard of smokers who grow their own tobacco at home.

RYO/MYO cigs are a lot cheaper than premade cigs of course.