Smoking, drinking and gambling….

03 Jan


Smoking.… In the state of Illinois it is illegal to smoke in public and the price of a pack of cigarettes range from $4.50-$7 in downtown Chicago…. I do not smoke and hate the fact that it is legal to smoke in most bars, and cafes.. In the USA it is forbidden and only allowed in certain places. Serbia you can buy a pack of cigs for about 120 dinars or $1.50 dollars and are still allowed to smoke in most public food places, bars and businesses..

Drinking– In the state of Illinois it is forbidden to drink beer in a public park or street and you must be 21 years of age. . In Serbia…. You are suppose to be 18 but many people that I know can purchase at 15 with no problem.. The price of a beer will differ. It is rare to see a 24 pack or 30 pack in Serbia … they sell more 2L of beer and they will run you about $2 …. Back in the USA my favorite 24 pack would cost me about $13 and you must be  be 21 . In the USA businesses can be fined $1000s of dollars for selling to minors and individuals can be charged thousands and sent to jail for months. Serbia NO PROBLEM!!!!..

Gambling ….. In the state of Illinois it is illegal to bet on football, baseball or any major sport. You can gamble with poker, roulette and other betting games only on rivers and licensed establishments ….they have silly laws that allow you to play slot machines but only for the right to replay but not for money winnings… Serbia….. You can bet legally on any sport, play poker, roulette, and any other type of gambling you desire.. Most are open 24hours and you are suppose to be 18 but i have students that are 14 that show me their wager charts…..

SERBIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LAND OF THE FREEE!!!!!


Posted by on January 3, 2012 in USA vs Serbia


7 responses to “Smoking, drinking and gambling….

  1. spec023

    January 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Until the 2001. gambiling was forbidden in Serbia by the old communist law.

    • cather76

      January 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      really??? i didnt know that was a bad thing under communism!! what was their rationale???

    • Nindza

      January 3, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      No, it wasn’t. There were numerous of lotteries, TV shows, slot machines, all over the country. You are probably young and don’t remember well. Especially in the ’80’s.

  2. Dave

    August 18, 2012 at 2:07 am

    The drinking age in the US use to be 18 in many states, before 1986, and my under age friends could get in and be served alcohol if they looked 18. Bar owners were not subject to any harsh scrutiny. Many bars closed their doors, on Long Island, when the drinking age was raised to 21.

  3. Dominik

    October 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Dude…About A.D.H.D. Those pills, you’re taking, are they making that big difference in quality of your life? I have same thing, but never treated, actualy. Always tought those pills were kind of pharmaceutical scam. (drugs are bad, okay… :)) Something like that:))

    • cather76

      October 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Hi there…. well…my parents never allowed me to take medication for it when i was younger.. they thought the same thing.. i worked in auto sales management and dealt with many stressful situations. i finally took myself to the doctor and he put me on Adderall and Xanax . The Adderall worked wonders on “keeping my focus” . That was always a struggle for me. If i was talking to someone and the phone rang.. i would forget what we were talking about. It did have a lot of sideeffects that I didn’t like.. I couldn’t eat for a few days and no sleep for a few days.. it made me a bit edgy too… i think it is worth a shot for anyone that is struggling with the illness…thanks for reading

  4. Dominik

    October 26, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks for answering 🙂


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