Monday, November 24, 2014

Rare Cigarettes

I discovered these rare cigarettes (supposedly from China) in a convenience store at Genting Highland months ago. The price of a pack of these cigarettes ranged from RM17 to a whopping RM30.

Who on Earth in his right mind is going to buy these considering the prices are way above much more popular brands like Marlboro, Dunhill, Salem etc?

On a side note, the government has been increasing the tax of cigarettes every year for the past 15 years or so in an attempt to discourage people (especially youngsters) from smoking but by doing so more and more smokers are switching to buying contraband or smuggled cigarettes from neighboring countries. According to the latest report, some 40% of the cigarettes sold here belonged to this category.

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