What has changed?
The excise duties on cigarettes, loose tobacco, and cigars will increase in the next 2 years. This will happen in 2 phases: in April 2023 and in April 2024.
On 1 April excise duty for various types of tobacco have gone up. A packet of cigarettes (20 pieces) now costs €9 on average. Loose tobacco (like shag) now costs an average of €14 per pack. The excise duty on cigars and cigarillos go up to 10% of the sales price in 2023.
- tobacco sellers
- tobacco producers
The change has entered into effect on 1 April, 2023.