French tobacconists protest govt plan to raise cigarette prices | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


French tobacconists protest govt plan to raise cigarette prices

Cigarette sellers in France took to the streets on Thursday to attack the government's policy to gradually increase the price of a packet of cigarettes from €7 to €10 over the next three years.

Claiming the measures will ruin their business and won’t even reduce smoking, they covered speed cameras with plastic bags in the southern city of Toulouse, the northern region of Picardy and Bearn near the Pyrenees, as well as other parts of France.

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