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cigarettes as currency (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)

"Can I get you anything, honey?"
"Oh, a couple cartons of smokes."
"What, dad? It's currency on the inside."

In addition to being tasty, stress-relieving, tar-filled cancer sticks, cigarettes can also used by those in the clink as currency. Cold, hard cash doesn't do you any good when you're doing 15 to life for shanking a squealer. But you can trade these gloriously tasty smoky-treats for favors or even give them as a wedding present when Hilda officially makes Jenny her bitch. Cigarettes — helping people survive the pokey and slowly killing them at the same time. Okay, gotta go — I need a smoke.

3.14 "Mars, Bars"

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