Smoker, the state’s best friend: Czechs smoke less during the pandemic, astronomical prices take part of the blame


According to the World Health Organization, the growth in the number of smokers stopped for the first time in 2019 - even in the Czech Republic. Nielsen's data shows that cigarette consumption in the Czech Republic fell by more than 60 million at the beginning of last year. That's a lot, don't you think? This is also due to an increase in excise duty - the price for one box has climbed 13 crowns higher and it looks like prices will keep rising. Can it be that things are finally "looking up" and smoking is no longer in fashion?