Cigarette prices increased in Jordan

| February 5, 2014

Cigarette prices in Jordan were increased by 100 fils (JD0.10: there are 1,000 fils to the dinar) a pack as of yesterday, while the price of hookah tobacco went up by JD1.2 per kg, according to a story in the Jordan Times.

The Times reported that tobacco prices were usually raised through the issue of a special bylaw that was then approved by a Royal Decree.

Prices could not be lowered without the approval of the government, it added.

About 75 per cent of the price of a pack of cigarettes is accounted for by tax.

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