Thursday, September 20th, 2012

And What Percent of Your Income Do You Spend on Cigarettes? (Is It "Zero"?)

There's certainly something to be said about life, the election, taxation and the classes in light of this study—it says that "wealthy" smokers in New York City spend 2% of their income on cigarettes and "poor" smokers in New York City spend 25% of their income on cigarettes—but I'll be darned if I know what.

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KenWheaton (#401)

That smokers buy the exact same amount of cigarettes regardless of income? That the flat tax on cigarette packs should be restructured as a progressive one?

GiovanniGF (#224)

That someone should make super-expensive, exclusive cigarettes for those who make a lot of money.

Pop Socket (#187)

@GiovanniGF This was a plot point for Season 7 of Weeds. Only they weren't tobacco cigarettes.

migraineheadache (#1,866)

@GiovanniGF I remember reading about "Treasuries" awhile ago I think they were $25 a pack.

Pop Socket (#187)

It says that demand for addicting substances is very inelastic.

It suggests the poor have less money. Well that would explain the clothes and the lack of political representation.

deepomega (#1,720)

It says that you should vote for whoever reminds you most of a cigarette mascot.

KenWheaton (#401)

@deepomega And I say this to my fellow Americans, 'You've come a long way, baby.'

LondonLee (#922)

The wealthy bum them off other people?

They're good at the bumming of things from other people.

That's why I buy my cigarettes online:

spitwebsolution (#238,562)

It's interesting..

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