In a country famed for its laissez faire attitude toward smoking bans, the French government is now hitting smokers where it hurts: their wallets.
From October 1, French smokers began paying 6.5% to 10% more for tobacco, as an unpopular price rise went into effect. No pack of cigarettes in France will cost less than €6.10, with high-end brands going for €7.
Source: France 24. Read full article. (link)