The free fall continues! Indeed, according to the figures released Thursday by the customs tobacco sales have fallen by almost 10% in France since August 2017 (-9,60%).
The sales of tobacco in France decreased by almost 10% in one year (-9,60%), according to the figures communicated Thursday by the customs. The sale of rolling tobacco and pipe has also fallen sharply since August 2017 (-5,18%). Snuff and chewing tobacco experienced a very slight decrease (-0,57%) while the sale of cigars remained almost stable at 0,66%.
The price, deterrent, of tobacco. Last May, the Ministry of Health registered one million fewer smokers than 2017. In the first quarter of 2018, tobacco sales had dropped by 9,1% in a year, following the rise in the price of tobacco. In March, the price of the pack of cigarettes had increased by 1 euro, to reach the price of 8 euros.
source : Europe 1