Tobacco prices up by 20% in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has increased the price of cigarettes by 20% in 2020 through two separate tax increases. The average price of a packet of cigarettes is now €8.20, with a further tax increase of 12 cents expected on 1 January 2021. The tax increases are part of the government’s plan to reduce smoking prevalence to 5% by 2040.

Source: https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2020/08/tobacco-prices-have-gone-up-20-this-year-as-dutch-aim-to-discourage-smoking/