If You Think Cigs Are Expensive In MN, Don’t Move To Australia
It's getting more and more expensive to kill yourself with cigarettes. Seems the price of a pack of your favorite smokes goes up on a regular basis. Aren't smokes running about 9 bucks a pack lately in Minnesota? At a pack a day, that runs up a yearly tab of almost $3300.
That makes it a pretty expensive habit but consider it a drop in the bucket compared to Australia's price for a pack of cigarettes.
September 1st, Australia raised the excise tax on cigarettes again for the 2nd time this year. For a regular pack of smokes, you will shell out about 35 dollars. For good name brand smokes, it'll run you closer to $40 a pack.
So, a pack a day smoker of, let's say the name brand smokes, will end up paying $14,600 yearly to support their habit. That's a big chunk of money.
Many people are moving to vaping nicotine at a yearly estimated cost of around a thousand dollars a year. Quite a difference.
It gets a bit complex though. Most Australian states and territories have different laws regarding the sale of e-cigarettes. Vendors can sell vaporizers and e-cigarettes without nicotine.
Then, a person can legally get a prescription for nicotine in liquid form or get a permit from the Therapeutic Goods Administration to import a personal supply. this being said, it turns out most people just obtain their liquid nicotine illegally.
Would you quit smoking if cigarettes cost $40 a pack in Minnesota?