Jump to content
BANGKOK 18 February 2019 05:05
webfact

Cough it up! Cheapest Thai cigarettes set to be 93 baht from October

Recommended Posts

Cough it up! Cheapest Thai cigarettes set to be 93 baht from October

 

3pm.jpg

Picture: Daily News

 

The days of being able to smoke Thai cigarettes for 60 baht will soon be over. 

 

All cheap brands produced by the Thai Tobacco Monopoly will be at least 93 baht from October. 

 

This means smokers will have to cough up an extra 33 baht per pack on five brands in ten categories. 

 

Cigarettes currently priced in the 90 baht range may also increase in price. 

 

Director of the TTM Daonoi Suthiniphaphan said this paved the way for 100 baht per pack Thai cigarettes.

 

She defended the move saying it was not to increase TTM profits - the new prices are merely in line with the state's new excise tax rates that means prices must increase by 40%. 

 

A 55 baht per pack "cool" cigarette recently introduced to compete with foreign brands will be one of those hit, reported Daily News in the latest bad news for smokers. 

 

After new laws were enforced Sunday they will be unable to light up near virtually any public buildings. 

 

And the airports' authority have decided to scrap smoking rooms inside terminals.

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

thai+visa_news.jpg

-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-02-04

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cambodia, 1.2$ per pack, Thailand: 3.7$ per pack - pick a guess who makes a profit 😄

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, jabis said:

Cambodia, 1.2$ per pack, Thailand: 3.7$ per pack - pick a guess who makes a profit 😄

Cambodian ciggies are not the same. They are more like camel dung wrapped in slightly used toilet paper. They don't burn properly, taste horrible even by cigarette standards, and Thai song tow drivers won't take them when freely offered.

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, quandow said:

Cambodian ciggies are not the same. They are more like camel dung wrapped in slightly used toilet paper. They don't burn properly, taste horrible even by cigarette standards, and Thai song tow drivers won't take them when freely offered.

Maybe they can afford some phillip&morris shit after 1$ added to thai price by october 😄 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, sammieuk1 said:

Yes go the way of the UK and revenue your fags onto the black market then moan about no tax coming in 🤔

Our friends went to singapore last week, brought me 8 cartons taxfree high quality cigarettes!

 

They went there to escape the pollution 55555. So please don't stop the pollution and i'll get taxfree stuff nonstop.

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, Lucius verus said:

A pack of smokes in Australia set to hit $40 later in 2019. Even at 100 baht smokes here will be one tenth the price in Oz.

Problem for Thailand Is smokes in neighbouring countries cost less than 20 baht / packet wholesale.

Corruption will guarantee a flood of cheap Laos smokes.

Thai gov will lose revenue not increase it. Buying Laos smokes will be under the counter or home delivery.

93 baht is almost half a days pay for many.

Where there's a will there's away.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, chainarong said:

Where there's a will there's away.

* a way - almost had to give you a price for the first one to quote that line properly - like ever - and then last word, lol 😄

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, happy chappie said:

5-10kg of hand rolling tobacco is around a couple of hundred baht up here.so sod em.

I've always wondered what a few kg of tobacco was worth..... seems crazy if your a smoker not to roll your own.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A filthy habit I'm glad I never started. 

Those who need a fag will either spend more buying the Thai ones, or turn to the cheaper "imports" from neighbouring countries. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...