More expensive cigarettes also in Cagliari, furious tobacconists: “We will lose customers and we will not get richer”

More expensive cigarettes also in Cagliari, furious tobacconists: “We will lose customers and we will not get richer”
More expensive cigarettes also in Cagliari, furious tobacconists: “We will lose customers and we will not get richer”
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To smoke? It will become more and more stuff for the rich in Italy. The Meloni government, in the draft of the budget maneuver, provides for increases in cigarettes, tobacco and even electronic cigarettes. An increase of 20 cents in the first year and between 10 and 15 on average over the three years. On balance, about 20 cents a package the first year and 10-15 cents, confirmed, in the next three years. Not only the classic blondes: electronic cigarettes are also affected by the increases, it is 8 cents per milliliter for nicotine-free e-cigs and 13 for products with nicotine. Another increase: between 10 and 15 cents for heated tobacco. From Rome they hope to collect over one hundred million a year, but the tobacconists are already enraged. Alessio Galasso, next week, will reopen his tobacconist’s shop in via Schiavazzi in Cagliari: “Every few years there are increases, it is clear that it does not please and it is wrong, given the growth in the prices of all products, to also increase that of cigarettes right now. We certainly won’t get richer, in the end the state will collect more ”, he observes,“ in addition to the fact that a part of those who smoke could change their habit and stop, that is, fewer customers. It is a wrong manoeuvre, it would be better to postpone it ”.

Agreed, and if possible even more critical, Giovanni Demontis, tobacconist in via Paoli: “I certainly didn’t vote for Meloni, but unfortunately I realize that governments change but the methods of collecting are always the same, the old ones, taxing cigarettes. In the end, nothing changes for me, I will continue to be seen by customers as a state collector. Our category continues to be mistreated and not properly protected ”, he observes. On each package, the collection for the tobacconist is a few cents, everything else ends up in the state coffers: “And it’s unfair, I remember that we are living in a historical period of great difficulty and uncertainty. Why ever increase tobacco and cigarette packs once again?”.


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