Thursday, August 20, 2009
Grow your own...cigarettes?
Sales of tobacco seeds are booming, and it's not about the flowers. There's a story on Current today about how some smokers, fed up with taxes and the rising cost of cigarettes, are growing their own tobacco in ever-larger numbers. Read all about it here. The article quotes a price of $5 a pack for cigarettes. A smoking friend of mine says she pays $7 for a pack of organic, chemical-free American Spirit cigarettes. At those prices, I can see where a smoker would be tempted to turn their backyard into a miniature tobacco plantation...not to mention the heady scent of those glorious flowers.