Odd things do cross what masquerades as my mind. I was just thinking that, if tax and duty on fags keeps going up then, well, how is it charged? Per fag? So, why not just make larger fags? Same duty on them and the baccy costs are minimal so the smoker will see them possibly as a much better deal.
Seems that The Treasury has already thought of this one:
From January 1 next year, every additional 3cm, or part thereof, beyond this length will be treated as another cigarette. This means that an 11cm cigarette will be treated as two cigarettes, while a 12cm cigarette will be counted as three.
The Treasury said the move was \”a technical change\” targeted at tax avoidance.
My assumptions is that someone had already tried this tactic. Noting that \”superkings\” sell well in the budget market, why not make \”super superkings\” and the Treasury is moving to block this off.
So, how long before we see fatter cigarettes?