Hi people,
Im having difficulty obtaining prices of cigarettes per pack between 1980 - 2019
If you know the prices that you were paying for a certain year I'd really like to know, I need it for my book.
I do have some years but theres a lot missing and Aunty Google isn't telling me the answers.
I know the info from 2010 - today will be written in these blogs somewhere too but trying to find it isn't so easy. ( what am i doing wrong 😂 )

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    Ady said:
    26 March 2020

    Even Dept of stats is being difficult

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    PSPSP said:
    26 March 2020

    Difficult to track the information. There is a tobacco statistics published study 1991 which lists prices from 1973 to 1991-1973 $3.05 1991 $4.75.

    Lots of studies and stats but not so much on prices. I do recall when the companies dropped the price to under $10 a packet of 20 (from recollection about $9) about 15+ years ago which we thought was great. But I just cannot recall the year

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    nanaturtle said:
    26 March 2020

    1987, Winfield red 25 was under $5 per pack. I recall saying when they went up over $5 I'd do something?
    When they did, in '88, I switched to 20's. Kidding myself. Back then it was a monetary thing & I was pregnant with my third son...woeful 😔
    Happily-he's never smoked cigarettes & he doesn't cough, like his brothers do & like his mother once did.
    Newbies-things really do get better &better& etc...!!
    Great work Ady...I believe You have what it takes, in Your endeavour, to be successful 👍🌟
    Always ODAAT 🙂

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    nanaturtle said:
    26 March 2020

    Ha! Quit leave! Lol!
    I attempted a blog yesterday, but...
    It went AwoL!!
    Don't stay up all night, eh?
    Plenty of spare time over the next wee while 🤗
    Thank You Ady

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    Ady said:
    26 March 2020

    Thanks guys.
    PSPSP - I have that stat report, all those prices are converted to 1991 prices by inflation not the actual cost per pack.
    I know certain years of prices for Rothmans 20 pack as follows...
    1974 = $0.45c
    1982 =$1.05
    1998 =$5.50
    2009 =$11.

    I do have a few more but I really gotta get All the years costings so we can accurately calculate the past cost financially and then look at what anyone would expect to pay in future.

    I have emailed ASH to see if they have such details.
    Will also ask Quit line... Ta Daaaa.
    And keep searching via Aunty Google. And the newspapers.
    Thank you

    PS.. you're gonna lurve this book..
    Will really make one think about their smoking habit and kick their own A s s for wasting so much time and money blah blah blah... Lol

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    clarence the cat said:
    27 March 2020

    Great work Ady.
    I know that when I quit in 2010 they were $11 a pack of 20 Rothmans.
    In January 1999 they were around $5.50
    Sorry I can't remember any better than that except that when I started smoking they were 1 shilling and threepence for 10
    Ha ha nanaturtle. Snap.
    In 1986, I remember saying to my boss that when smokes went over $5 a packet I would quit. They did eventually but I didn't quit.
    Keep up the good work Ady

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    Pop's said:
    27 March 2020

    In the mid 60’s they were 10 pence for a packet of 10. (That’s 9 cents in today’s money).

    Clarence. I am surprised you smoked Rothmans.

    I smoked unfiltered Clarence . They had either a red or green cat on the packet. Green I think were meant to be mild or perhaps menthol.
    Good to hear from you. Take care, be well & remember, not smoking helps.

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    Blondene said:
    27 March 2020

    Ady in 2010 my dear mum used to buy me smokes so I wouldn't try quitting and stress her out I remember a packet of Pall Mall baseline 20s was ten dollars a packet...what a memory to have of my dear mum RIP 💗happy book writing!

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    Ladylene said:
    07 April 2020

    Hi Ady - Quitline have finally fixed the glitch and I can post and comment. I'm with Pops. I remember when I was at High School you could stop in at the dairy and pick up a pack of 10's for 10c. That was in 1974. One cent per smoke