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jarrod248
04-24-2016, 19:55
What does this mean? I normally buy outside the UK so not seen this before.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160424/6e9dc687e68d719e002f0b9f0a9fa774.jpg


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allyby
04-24-2016, 20:32
I'm sure it has something to do with EU and UK tax rules so that it's not fine cut anymore like hand rolling tobacco.

HCraven
04-24-2016, 20:34
I recall hearing something about that. I think the idea was to make all pipe tobacco unsuitable for rolling up cigs by increasing the width of ribbons, so no more shag cut pipe tobacco.

coalsmoke
04-24-2016, 20:50
I think you're right, Ally.

jarrod248
04-24-2016, 23:27
Naughty little monkeys. Indeed it is, read through loads of legislation and it seems people were using pipe tobacco to roll cigarettes. Pipe tobacco has less duty on it so they made legislation to make pipe tobacco bigger.


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Hawky454
04-25-2016, 00:24
I still need to get my hands on some of this stuff.

jarrod248
04-25-2016, 00:30
I still need to get my hands on some of this stuff.

St. Bruno?

Markus1970
04-25-2016, 18:47
Hello,

I've had the original thin cut, and then the thicker one with the same text printed as in the photo above. Both versions brought home from Spain by my sister in consecutive years. I didn't notice any difference in taste. But to me it's not a regular smoke, just an occasional one, so people who smoke it more often will be better able to comment about changes due to the wider cut.

Last year I was surprised to see how thinly sliced Walnut Flake is, which I had freshly bought from a shop. As if it hadn't followed the 1.5mm policy, but I didn't measure the flakes, just estimate that they were very thin.

Best wishes
Markus

jarrod248
04-25-2016, 19:34
It's rather naughty of the government stopping people hand rolling it. The duty on uk prices is crazy. They must miss lots of tax due to people buying abroad. The shops in Adinkerke are full of British and French smokers.


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Arkie_
04-25-2016, 20:06
Government's attitude about taxes on tobacco reminds me of the story about a little boy who decided to sell lemonade in front of his house. He was charging $20 per glass because he reasoned he would have to sell only one glass per day in order to make a fantastic profit. Of course, governments charge excessive tobacco tax because they want to discourage smoking but, ironically, they intend to use those taxes to fund pet projects. When the funding for those pet projects plummets due to declining tobacco sales, the politicians will raise general taxes rather than allow their beloved project to fail. So, in the end, the citizens who don't care if tobacco is taxed excessively eventually have their own taxes raised.

jarrod248
04-25-2016, 21:54
Government's attitude about taxes on tobacco reminds me of the story about a little boy who decided to sell lemonade in front of his house. He was charging $20 per glass because he reasoned he would have to sell only one glass per day in order to make a fantastic profit. Of course, governments charge excessive tobacco tax because they want to discourage smoking but, ironically, they intend to use those taxes to fund pet projects. When the funding for those pet projects plummets due to declining tobacco sales, the politicians will raise general taxes rather than allow their beloved project to fail. So, in the end, the citizens who don't care if tobacco is taxed excessively eventually have their own taxes raised.

Well there's the rub, they want to provide so much by the state but people think the money just appears. We allow mass migration to the UK and don't have the money for the people we already have.
I'll try not to get into a political rant.

jimbo44
04-26-2016, 10:24
It's rather naughty of the government stopping people hand rolling it.

I don't think it's as much about folks hand rolling pipe tobacco as a wave a couple of years ago of handrolling cig' tobacco hitting the market labelled as pipe tobacco to avoid cig' baccy duty.

Hawky454
04-26-2016, 13:30
St. Bruno?

Yes

jarrod248
04-26-2016, 13:36
Yes

It's not bad. I loved the adverts on TV with the St. Bernard dog, here's one if you haven't seen any. Condor and Hamlet cigars were also funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nt1RNpGgPY&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7lbdq9sqP4&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPIwFRZXUA4&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0SbVFxl64A&feature=youtu.be

Catman
04-26-2016, 19:21
Classic adverts!!😝


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jarrod248
04-27-2016, 00:17
Classic adverts!!😝


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Hours of fun on YouTube

jimbo44
04-27-2016, 12:20
A few more:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO-c4nq4yDE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmKwcTj6H3s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1VwSY0T8Ng&index=2&list=PLBD530ACD068CB3EF

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVg9rcarI3M&list=PLBD530ACD068CB3EF&index=3

St. Bernhardt
04-27-2016, 12:21
It's so ridiculous... why doesn't the EU just keep their hands off the classic pipe tobaccos!?

Hawky454
04-27-2016, 12:27
Those are hilarious!