An amazing statistic, well amazing to me anyway. Over the period march 2014 to march 2015 sales of cigarettes ROSE by 7% which is the first increase in consumption since 2009.
The reasons for the unexpected increase are twofold it seems. Firstly the worries about unemployment and secondly the worries and fears concerning the current social and financial insecurities potentially affecting most of the population.
Now, cigarettes aren't cheap nowadays. When I gave up a packet of 20 cost about £1 which was a lot of hard-earned dosh for me so for me to contemplate such a 'U' turn would be financial suicide so just how do people fund their smoking habit nowadays and how does the government enhance their 'anti-tabac' campaign to get people off the weed ?