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I can give you a slight comparison, not exact.  We buy Marlboro for hubby.  2 cartons for him was like $87ish in July on the Sensation and in May on the Horizon... 4 cartons was like $127ish (it is buy 3 get 1 free)this month on the Miracle ... It works out to around $45 a carton, the more you buy the cheaper it gets.

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They were right about $ 50 a carton in August. Marlboro were the same price on ship and on shore in Cozumel.

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45 minutes ago, coevan said:

St.Maarten and St.Thomas cigs are about $30 a carton

 

Carefull the ones you get in  St.Maarten may be knock-offs or manufatured  overseas. Tasted totally differant. 

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However, you can only bring back into the US 2 cartons per person. If you bring more back you may be required to pay a tariff.

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8 hours ago, Susan in Maine said:

However, you can only bring back into the US 2 cartons per person. If you bring more back you may be required to pay a tariff.

 

Unless it has changed, if you buy them in St. Thomas, you are allowed to being back five cartons.

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3 minutes ago, cruizergal70 said:

Wow. My mom stopped smoking right when the price hit $10 a carton. Times have certainly changed. LOL.

I know.  I quit about 33 years ago.  Cigs were about 1.15 a pack.  I don't know how people can afford to smoke now.   Just FYI, I am not passing judgement on anyone for smoking.  

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Yikes...!  I just looked up the price of cigarettes -- $80 for a carton Marlboro Box from Costco's Business center?  I recall when a pack was 45 cents (1974)... adjusted for inflation, that's $1.59 a pack... or $15.90 for a carton.  The current price is 5-fold of that... or even more.    

So now the price of one cigarette is the price that a pack was back in 1974.    I guess people have to think twice when someone asks if they can bum a cigarette...  😂

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1 minute ago, VentureMan_2000 said:

Yikes...!  I just looked up the price of cigarettes -- $80 for a carton Marlboro Box from Costco's Business center?  I recall when a pack was 45 cents (1974)... adjusted for inflation, that's $1.59 a pack... or $15.90 for a carton.  The current price is 5-fold of that... or even more.    

So now the price of one cigarette is the price that a pack was back in 1974.    I guess people have to think twice when someone asks if they can bum a cigarette...  😂

My guess would be that the majority of the increase are taxes.

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In 1974, the average price per pack was 45 cents... with 20 cents of that amound being taxes.  

 

On average, states charge $1.73 of taxes per pack of 20 cigarettes.  So that would be an extra $17.30 per carton... but still is not 5-fold.  The cigarette companies are making Bank.

 

However, the following adds an extra $40 to each carton... but still not 5-fold. 

New York:          $4.35 a pack
Connecticut:      $4.35 a pack 
Rhode Island:    $4.25 a pack
Massachusetts:    $3.51 a pack
Hawaii:                   $3.20 a pack 

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It has been a few months,  but this was what we did.. bought 3, got 1 free for about $127.   Hint about buying more than the allowable 2 cartons per person.  It seems they don't count the ones broken down out of the carton.  This may vary by debarkation port.  But we got by with 4+ cartons for 2 people last year.  Also spread them out among different suitcases.

On 9/16/2019 at 11:27 AM, wemjam said:

I can give you a slight comparison, not exact.  We buy Marlboro for hubby.  2 cartons for him was like $87ish in July on the Sensation and in May on the Horizon... 4 cartons was like $127ish (it is buy 3 get 1 free)this month on the Miracle ... It works out to around $45 a carton, the more you buy the cheaper it gets.

 

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14 minutes ago, VentureMan_2000 said:

In 1974, the average price per pack was 45 cents... with 20 cents of that amound being taxes.  

 

On average, states charge $1.73 of taxes per pack of 20 cigarettes.  So that would be an extra $17.30 per carton... but still is not 5-fold.  The cigarette companies are making Bank.

 

However, the following adds an extra $40 to each carton... but still not 5-fold. 

New York:          $4.35 a pack
Connecticut:      $4.35 a pack 
Rhode Island:    $4.25 a pack
Massachusetts:    $3.51 a pack
Hawaii:                   $3.20 a pack 

That's just crazy, however, no doubt, the cigarette companies are raking it in.  So how much is a pack of cigarettes in NY?

 

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On 9/16/2019 at 6:52 PM, nuthut said:

You know that the cost of the cigarettes is nothing compared to the cost of smoking them

 

 

.....always one.

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