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Bad/good news for smokers: Tobacco prices slightly rise in Armenia in 2013

January 14, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

An increase in tobacco prices at the beginning of the year has been met with discontent by many smokers in Armenia as it comes as an additional cost for most of them surviving on meager incomes. As a silver lining, however, experts believe that even this slight increase (about 7 percent) may help reduce the rate of smoking in the country.

Price rises have been reported for both imported and locally produced tobacco products as the government has raised excise taxes.

Now some smokers in Armenia (where more than half of the adult male population smokes) are facing a hard choice – to kick the bad habit or continue puffing at a higher cost. A moderate choice for many, however, is to reduce the daily intake of nicotine not to spend more money than they normally do.

Armenian News

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