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French Prime Minister to raise price of cigarettes

The PM announced plans today to raise the price of a pack of cigarettes to the equivalent of R150.

Picture: Freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - The cost of lighting up at a French sidewalk cafe may finally dissuade even the most ardent smoker if Prime Minister (PM) Edouard Phillippe gets his way.

The PM announced plans today to raise the price of a pack of cigarettes to the equivalent of R150.

He says with 80 000 tobacco-related deaths in France each year, doing nothing is simply not an option.

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