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Smokers: do you smoke more or less? (see inside).

Asked by john65pennington (29080 points ) December 14th, 2011

First, I am a smoker. I wish I were not, but that’s over-the-hill now. One pack of cigarettes vs. a carton. Each time I only have one pack of cigarettes, I seem to smoke a lot less. When I purchase a carton of cigarettes, I seem to smoke a lot more. Why is this? Is this what the saying of “supply and demand” is about? This also could apply to a six-pack of beer vs. a case of beer. Question: do you drink or smoke more, simply because it is there?

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augustlan's avatar

I smoke the same amount (which is a lot) no matter how many cigarettes I have handy. I will go out in the middle of the damn night to get more, if I have to. :(

King_Pariah's avatar

Eh, the amount I smoke is irregular, sometimes I’ll go months without touching one, sometimes I’ll smoke a pack within a couple hours. The number of cigarettes/cigars I have is irrelevant to the amount I smoke/puff

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

The same amount. I tend to forget my cigarettes and buy new packs all the time and so it’s like I have a carton…but anyway, I smoke about 2 to 3 per week depending on my stress level.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I smoke the same amount (less and less all the time) whether or not I have more than a pack on hand.

bkcunningham's avatar

Two or three cigs a week, or two or three packs a week, @Simone_De_Beauvoir? Hopefully not cartons.

glenjamin's avatar

The amount I smoked was never dependent on the amount I had on hand. I smoked how ever much I wanted, regardless – which was affected by my mood, stress level, and ongoing efforts to cut down or quit. That said I can count the times on one hand that I purchased a carton, and that was way back when when they were like $20.

downtide's avatar

I’m fairly constant at about half a pack a day. I never buy cartons, because I’m pretty sure I would smoke more if I didn;t have to go out of my way to get some.

Blondesjon's avatar

man this is making me want to have a cigarette

Symbeline's avatar

I always pretty much smoke the same amount, no matter the circumstances. I used to buy cartons all the time, because it saved me a daily cigarette pack trip. I smoke about one whole pack a day, but there’s usually some left at the end of the day. It’s been that way forever, ecxept of course for some times where I was totally out of money, or for some reason or another, cigs weren’t accessible at some given moment.
Which happens very rarely, because as a savage ass smoker, I’ll do whatever I can to always have some. It even prioritizes over beer. Take my freedom, take my women and my money. But don’t touch my fucking smokes lol.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I smoke about a pack a day, every day, regardless of how many I have on hand. Running out is not an option. I just never let that happen.

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