My new Lucky Strike Alternative ?
Well guys , $9.59 a pack and one store selling LS'es has forced me to look for different options. Spending $100 a week on cigs in FL is insane.
I tried Camel Straights befeore , and although I liked them -- I didn't think they were any way near on par with Lucks.
Last week I saw camels again for $7.00 at my local cvs. I bought em' and WOW , just as good if not BETTER then LS. I assume the pack I had previously bought was stale.
So I've been smoking camel NF for a few weeks. I woke up very early this morning and was cigless. CVS didn't open for a few hours so i bought a pack of Camel Filters for 5 bucks. Smoked one and said "no".
- I then went home and did an "expirement" I removed all the cigs , used a sharp scissor , and perfectly cut each filter off.
- I then modified the box by cutting it to the length of the now filter-less cigs.
- I placed the cigs in the box CUT END UP.
- I put the plastic on the box , over the top of the modded box.
- I packed them hard , removed the plastic and used foil to cover the box from an empty cig pack and taped it so it would stick on the box.
I lighte one up and all I can say is -- perfection. These are just as good as the NF camels and LS'es.
Anyone ever do this ? I know the tobacco in NF's is "better" then the filtered ones , but these taste AWESOME . The only difference is the altered camels are shorter then the regular NF.
But from 10 bucks a pack to 5 , with the same satisfaction I thought I would share !
Remember : SMOKING KILLS , if your reading this and not a smoker -- stay that way.
I have tried this before and didnt like the taste.I think they use more rst in the filtered versions which modifies the taste.I may try this again because I agree that Luckies are too high.Reynolds has this market cornered so I doubt we will see the price decrease.Dan
Please tell me when you try ! I think you would possibly agree with me.
Ive done that with the 99's and while tasty, it still isnt quite like a toasty LS
I may jump from brand to brand but at the end of a long day you just cant beat a Lucky Strike.
I'm through with searching for a brand to like.
I'm going to stick with Luckies. (To me they are still the best tasting cig)
I don't inhale (I recommend this to all smokers)
I smoke less than a pack a week (sometimes not at all)
You gotta approach smoking not as a habit, but a choice.
My 2 Cents
I didn't .
I need my pack +/- 1 or 3 a day or I'll have serious issues. I'm glad you haven't developed into a full blown cig head -- but it's no ones choice to become addicted to a habit that will MOST LIKLEY kill them.
Can some people smoke like you ? Yep. Most can't -- that's why the cancer centers and hospice's are filled with cigarette victims.
Just like anything else -- some people can smoke methamphetamine on occasion , use heroin on occasion , etc ..
But most can't . Cigarettes are scientific high tech products. The tobacco company's hire and pay (very well) the best scientists in the world to study and perfect a product that people will continue to come back and buy ... (become addicted)
I don't see why a lot of people on this forum are "anti-death" when this is talked about (I know you didn't say that) . Media may blow stuff up -- but the fact that the tobacco company's have revenues beyond calculable numbers , and the FACT -- that you can grab 20 random people in the US and ask them to raise their hand if they are sick / know someone sick / died from cigarette smoking and 20 people will raise their hand.
Is smoking a pack a day 100% going to kill you ? No. Are you likley to die very early or get a smoking related terminal illness if you smoke a pack a day from age 20> ? Yes.
Facts are facts , opinions are opinions -- and it's a FACT that cigarettes are one of (if not the most) the most addictive deadly substances in the US.
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