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inflation in a graph - the price of the cigarette pack should increase by "50 cents in 2023", according to the social security budget project. Or slightly less than the average price increase noted in 2022.

The price of cigarettes will increase in 2023. The Social Security financing bill (PLFSS) presented Monday September 26 in the Council of Ministers plans to raise taxation on Tobacco, which will eventually pass the price of the pack of cigarettes to 11 euros, said the Ministry of the Economy at the France-Presse agency. This represents an increase of "50 cents in 2023 and 35 cents in 2024", according to Bercy.

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The Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, announced Monday September 26 on RMC and BFM-TV, before the presentation of the 2023 budget project in the Council of Ministers, that the price of the cigarette pack was going to "increase as inflation". "It would be quite paradoxical for the increase in cigarettes to be lower than inflation", it would mean that "finally, relatively, the price would drop," said the Prime Minister, noting that this situation would not be coherent "given Impact on tobacco health ”.

Health, Large Age, Family ... The main measures of the “Social” budget, based on the average price development of 0.50 euros in 2023 for a pack of cigarettes at the current average price of 10.15 euros, As specified by Bercy, the increase actually represents 4.9% of the average price, slightly below inflation which will amount to 5.3% on average for the year 2022 according to the last estimate of the INSEE. The evolution of the price of cigarettes has often been much higher than the inflation annual evolution of the price of the best -selling cigarette package and the inflation rate, as a percentage of increases for public health reasons

during the last twenty Years, the successive increases in the price of the cigarette package were largely disconnected from annual inflation and above all pursued a logic of public health policy.

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If tobacco prices experienced regular increases from the early 2000s, the increases were stronger and constant from November 2017 to November 2020; In six successive increases, it jumped 50%, to exceed in March 2020 the symbolic price of 10 euros for the best -selling cigarette pack. Thus, counting the planned increase of 50 cents, the price of the package will have been multiplied by 1.75 in ten years (2013-2023), and by 2.7 in twenty years (2003-2023). With the effect of lowering the volume of sales of cigarettes, but also, according to tobacco sellers, to increase traffic.

The increase in the price of cigarettes has led to a drop in sales Evolution of the average price of the best -selling cigarette pack in France (including the forecasts of increases announced for 2022 and 2023) and sales volumes observed until 2021. Source :

OFDT

and BERCY Specialists in the fight against smoking recognize the existence of a link between prices and consumption. Provided that the increases are "significant" and "repeated".

A drop in smoking of 5 points was observed between 2016 and 2019, while pricing increases were the strongest. The French Observatory of Drugs and Addictive Trends (OFDT), in its latest assessment on smoking and the cessation of smoking notes that this recent decline concerns both women and men, and is observed among all age groups , with the exception of generations born before 1965. But the trend was reversed in 2020, with a slight recovery, to reach 25.5% of smokers among 18-75 year olds.

The number of smokers starts slightly upwards, after three years of sharp decreases of daily smokers among adults aged 18 to 75. Source:

SPF - OFDT

France continues to display a daily smoking prevalence among the highest in Western Europe. The health consequences of smoking, according to the OFDT, amounted in 2015, at 75,320 deaths, or 13% of mortality in mainland France, including 55,420 men and 19,900 women. The cause of deaths attributable to smoking was cancer for 61.7% of people, cardiovascular disease for 22.1% and respiratory pathology for 16.2%. The

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