Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Price Drives Away Smokers

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Price Drives Away Smokers

Article excerpt

LOOKS like plain packaging on cigarettes is working. Since the laws were introduced there has been a dramatic decline in smoking rates. Has plain packaging stopped you from smoking?

I DON'T think it's the plain packaging making a difference, more like the price of them these days.

MELANIE OWERS

I STOPPED smoking after 35 years due to price, not what packet it was put in! CHRIS LEEDER

NO ONE even looks at the package, it's the price that's doing it, these people need to come into the real world. BEV HORKINGS

I TOLD my husband he either has to go to rollies or quit because we can't afford 180.00 a fortnightly as opposed to 60.00 a fortnight. And guess what, depending on how you roll your smoke s you can get up to 100 out of a pouch of tobacco for a fraction of the cost of 40.

ANYA RICHTER

NOPE, I really don't think plain packaging has/had anything to do with anything. We don't go in to buy cigarettes and think "oh, that one looks nice, I'll have to try it! …

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