[STREET LEVEL] How Much is that Pack of Smokes Now?

Recent ballot measures have led to a $2 increase in the cost of a pack of cigarettes. Do you smoke, and do you think that this will inspire smokers to quit?

“I don’t smoke and I think anything that encourages people to quit is a good thing. Smoking costs us all money.” – Seth K., outside Larchmont Barber Shop on Larchmont Boulevard.

“I don’t and I don’t think the price will make a difference because they’re already astronomically priced.”

– Katie Rose D., outside Landis Labyrinth on Larchmont Boulevard.

“I don’t smoke and I think people would be happier and healthier if they do quit. Two bucks a pack? I wonder how much that will affect people; how many will say that’s too much.” – Reva W., outside Larchmont Barber Shop on Larchmont

“I do smoke and I don’t think it’ll cause people to quit. It’s only $2. We’ll get used to it.” – Courtney L., outside Haas & Company on Larchmont Boulevard. 

“I do not, but I used to and I lived in New York where the prices are double what they are here. I feel like insane taxes won’t stop someone who’s already an addict.”

– Colin B., outside State Farm on Larchmont Boulevard. 

“I don’t smoke and while I don’t think it’s fair to make comments on addiction, if people need something they’ll pay for it.” – Beth R., outside Diptyque on Larchmont Boulevard.

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