…and I haven’t smoked in years and I did I smoked a lot. Let’s put it this way, before I quit…which to borrow a phrase from channel 11 sportscaster Alby Oxenreiter “was when Moby dick was a minnow”… I would buy cartons because it was cheaper than a pack. I think the last carton I bought was just $7.00. That’s how long it’s been. So you figure that a pack back then would be about .70 cents? When I started, they were like .45 cents in the cigarette machine. Today, if you’re not rolling your own, you’re really paying out the wazoo. The reason I bring this up was because of a story I saw about the cost of smokes in Australia. The price of a pack is now about $30.00-mostly thanks to government taxes but $30.00! That means a pack-a-day smoker in the land down under will have to shell out almost $11 grand a year for a smoke which many folks will still do despite it being the price of a decent used car. But who needs a car when you can do like the old cigarette tag line used to say… “I’d walk a mile for a Camel”.