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To not be impressed with getting 17 cigs in a pack

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EatShitDerek Tue 12-Jan-16 13:26:49

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OddSocksHighHeels Tue 12-Jan-16 13:28:41

I knew some had gone down to 19 but who's selling them as 17? I think it's a way for the cheaper brands to continue looking cheaper while not working out any cheaper in the end. Sneaky fuckers.

MammaTJ Tue 12-Jan-16 13:41:35

You know it stunts your growth, right? You are short enough, so give it up! grin

x2boys Tue 12-Jan-16 13:45:09

Is this all packs now? I havent bought a pack of cigs in yrs but they always used to short change you in pubs [back when you could smoke in pubs] by selling them in packs of either 16 or 18 DH buys Tobacco which doesnt seem to be much cheaper tbh.

Timetorethink Tue 12-Jan-16 13:45:57

I thought the pub versions were based on the cost - i.e. you could only get 18 ciggies for £4 (for example)

OddSocksHighHeels Tue 12-Jan-16 13:48:19

My Lambert and Butler are still 20's. Mayfair and Pall Mall do 19 I think.

Yeah pub fags were normally packs of 16 I think.

x2boys Tue 12-Jan-16 13:51:02

not sure but i though they charged a bit extra for fewr cigs in pubs?I used to love a lambert and butler whilst out drinking back in the day.

squoosh Tue 12-Jan-16 13:54:42

You haven't been able to buy fags in Scottish pubs for a few years now. I'd forgotten that pub fags were less than 20 a pack.

Quiero Tue 12-Jan-16 13:57:02

17 is weird. What brand is it?

Pub fag machines were always 16's but the cost of 20.

God, I miss smoking!

kelper Tue 12-Jan-16 13:57:19

Id forgotten the annoyance of buying fags in a pub and there not being 20!!
Havent smoked for 13 years though.

BumpAndGrind Tue 12-Jan-16 14:26:07

20 silver L&B
19 in L&B Blue
18 in Mayfair
17 in Stirling

I work in a shop. If someone askes for 20 cigs of a brand that does less we have to tell them the correct amount, it's part of the weights and measures act.

Like of you went into a pub and asked for a pint but the glassses were all 500ml (just short of a pint) they would have to inform you.

Pantone363 Tue 12-Jan-16 14:28:48

Sterling duo?

Fuckers caught me out the other week

EatShitDerek Tue 12-Jan-16 15:48:15

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YakTriangle Tue 12-Jan-16 15:51:50

They cost so much now I can't believe anyone can still afford them. To think that when I started they were £1.50 ish for ten. Glad I gave up, I'd be broke trying to find enough for a packet now. And 17 in a pack is crazy.

AlpacaStockingFullOfChocolate Tue 12-Jan-16 16:00:56

How much is a pack of ten silver Silk Cut these days? I haven't smoked for years...

ThereIsIron Tue 12-Jan-16 16:01:22

I always said I'd quit when a pack of 20 went past the £2 barrier - that happened in 1992 and it still took me another 10 years to quit - by then they were approaching £4.50 a pack grin

EatShitDerek Tue 12-Jan-16 16:12:33

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whatdoIget Tue 12-Jan-16 16:16:10

They were 68p for ten when I started. Makes me feel ancient

00100001 Tue 12-Jan-16 16:18:43

Give them up.

Cornettoninja Tue 12-Jan-16 16:19:06

Service station fags are £10+. Our friend from Eastern Europe almost had a heart attack - clearly the health warnings are bang on message grin

EatShitDerek Tue 12-Jan-16 16:21:33

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chipsandpeas Tue 12-Jan-16 16:38:50

i changed brand after studying the list in the supermarket so i would get packets with 20 in them

I work in a shop. If someone askes for 20 cigs of a brand that does less we have to tell them the correct amount, it's part of the weights and measures act

no shops round here do that whether it be a corner shop, supermarket or petrol station

OddSocksHighHeels Tue 12-Jan-16 16:45:06

I used to work in a shop and was never told that we had to tell people if there were less than 20. No shop has ever told me either!

I'll be sticking with my L&B for definite.

EatShitDerek Tue 12-Jan-16 17:12:40

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mrssmith79 Tue 12-Jan-16 17:15:58

Yup. Just bought Sovereign Superking menthol (am uber classy) and there's only 17! I downgraded from Sterling to Players last year, they're not half bad but they'd ran out when I popped in.

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