The cigs are cheaper on the plane,£26 for 400[£35 in duty free at Manchester],I bought 400 on the plane and another 400 coming back,also on the plane all cigs are same price but in duty free the price can vary according to the brand.Don't know about the price of tobacco.
I think you're only supposed to have 200 per person though !!!!!
Local ciggies (I smoke mars while in Tunisia) are 1.750 DT for a packet of 20 (go to a normal shop, in the hotel they can be 2.500 DT, big diference if you smoke 40 a day like myself LOL)
On the way back I got 400 Mars at duty free at Monastir (10 euros for 200 ciggies) but I believe benson etc were about 20 Euros for 200.
Got a bit confused trying to convert between 3 currencies - will take a calculator next time I think.
Anyway - nobody cares what you got at Monastir but legally you can only have 200 per person (adult, not kids).
Saying that, I smuggled about 800 fags (Mars) from Tunisia - they ARE for my own use so I do not see a big deal about this being a problem
I think those limits are just stupid
Poland is in EU and still can only legally bring 200 fags. That does not last me a week
Try Mars (red or white which are "light") when you there - cheap at about 1.750 DT per packet. If you do not like them - not much money wasted, if you do - lots of money saved.
When I am abroad I eat/drink/smoke whatever locals do
You can buy tobacco at the duty free when coming home
Aslemma - we arrive around 2.30am I reckon place will be closed, hopefully not
get your bacci on the plane and just buy ciggies in tunisia.
The advice given by many members is not to buy cigarettes from people on the beach as they are counterfeit is certainly true. But I bought several sleeves of Superking Black (they were the only British brand available) in both of the tobacco shops in the marina at PEK and they all turned out to be fakes. I don't smoke so I can only go on what my family have told me, they all said they were rubbish and they could not smoke them!
The packaging was very good, but on close scrutiny and comparing them with the genine article they were obviously counterfeit. They had the health warnings on the packet and also the Tar and Nicotine content. But what was missing was the Carbon Monoxide content and the tar and nicotine content was much higher than on the genuine article. Another giveaway was that the sleeves were wrapped in paper. I am informed that all brands of Superkings are in cardboard sleeves covered in cellophane. They were 25 Dinars per 200 but they are no bargain as no one in my family could smoke them.
So my advice is buy on the plane or in duty free. If you are tempted to buy from shops in PEK examine them very carefully and be aware of what should be on the packet or you will get ripped off, take a genuine packet with you to compare. Most sleeves of British cigarettes are in cardboard boxes covered in cellophane and if you are offered ones that are covered in paper, even though it may say duty free and have the Imperial Tobacco logo on the paper they are definitely fakes and not worth buying at any price!
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