The typical tobacco smoker smokes around one packet, or more every day. Meanwhile the price of the product increases twice every year as Australian government taxes push it toward $50 per pack.
Judy Kerrison said her grandchild commented on how much cigarettes were after watching someone buy them, so she decided to make it a teachable moment.
“We made a challenge… smoking v eating challenge,” Ms Kerrison posted.
“…grandkids and I tried to purchase the most value for money ‘basic’ food items and the most popular cigarette brand … they were surprised at the amount of food you can buy for the same monetary value.”
Health risjs aside, can you afford to smoke?