I gave up smoking when they were going to put cigarettes up from three shillings and ninepence to four shillings. Four bob for a pack of smokes? Gotta be dreaming.
I was a Rothmans rep from 1989 to 1993 - they were employment neutral on smokers to make themselves look good - and I used to get a sleeve (Edit: 10 packs of 25s) of Winnie Reds a week for my own use. In those days a sleeve was worth 20 bucks which I would imagine is what a pack is worth today.
Scene: Bribie G pulls up at the Kingaroy Hotel Motel where he is staying, drives through the liquor lane... guys recognise the car, packet of Winnies handed out of the window and a bottle of Smirnoff handed in.
yeah ok so far I'm the only pack a day smoker, people it's on the list, after a few pressing family matters, family law in 2 different courts with different kids, and Missus getting through a spell of depression, enough on the plate for now anyway.
My great-grandmother and grandmother both got cancer from smoking. My great-grandmother had her jaw amputated. Like you see in a zombie movie. If you saw that shit in person you'd probably never smoke again. Nightmare material.