The cigarette pack has been slowly increasing for years to reach the minimum floor price of 10 euros. With the latest increases and the adjustment on December 1, 2020, the tobacco price target of 10 euros per pack will be almost reached in the country.
Good news for tobacco control advocates and bad news for smokers! The French target for the packet of cigarettes is on the verge of being reached for the end of 2020. In fact, some packs of cigarettes will increase as of 1er December to reach € 10, indicate the customs services. Other brands will see the price of their package drop slightly: the Camel package will, for example, lose 10 cents to go from € 10,30 to € 10,20.
The Customs site unveiled in mid-November the nomenclature of retail prices for manufactured tobacco. As you will see, most brands crossed the threshold of 10 euros on December 1 even if some brands manage to stay very slightly below the floor price: Red winfield or even News & Co Bleu sold for € 9,90.
It is therefore possible to conclude that the government has achieved an objective in this choice of bringing the packet of cigarettes to a minimum of 10 euros. A significant price which we hope will make smokers think about finally turning to an alternative to smoking: Vaping!