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Old 08 June 2010, 05:25 AM
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Comment: Rumor has it that if you buy a pack of newport 100's in a box
(cigarette's) and you pack them and get 10 lines (there are little lines
on the cigarettes and if you pack them down 10 lines rumor has it you get
a free pack, and if you get 15 lines, a free carton.) Is this true, or
just a rumor
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Old 09 June 2010, 06:38 PM
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would that be due to loose pack of tobacco?
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Old 10 June 2010, 12:42 AM
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I would have to guess that it would be rumor. I've been a smoker for 23 years now and have never heard this. I surveyed a number of gas station attendants and none of them have ever heard of this either. As such, where would you redeem your tightly packed cigarettes? Would you have to send them to Lorillard?

Helpful hint for you smokers who do like very tightly packed cigarettes: Find a smooth vertical surface that meets flush with a perfectly perpendicular horizontal surface (many institutional windows that can't be opened are perfect for this. Hold the pack very lightly against the vertical surface with your fingertips and slide rapidly down so the top of the pack/box strikes perfectly flat against the horizontal surface. 2 or 3 strikes like this will pack your cigarettes much more tightly than you'll ever do it without the vertical surface.

Kermie "dragging so hard on the hard pack that the soft spot in my skull is caving in" D.
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Old 21 June 2010, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by KermieD View Post
many institutional windows that can't be opened are perfect for this.
Lots of contributers to the Spook Central section are in that institution right now. So nice they let them smoke there.
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