Cigarette prices rise 

Cigarette prices rose from 1 September, for the second time in 2018.

The rise was 12.5%, equivalent to a 9cent-per-stick rise.

According to, the average price of a 25 pack of cigarettes rose from $25-$30 to $28.25-$33.90.

An analysis by found that a pack-a-day smoker will spend close to $922 per month, an increase of over $100 per month.


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