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Price of cigarettes in Poland?


adonis - | 4
4 Jan 2012 #121
the prices are definitely to high
Nightglade 7 | 97
4 Jan 2012 #122
You can buy blow-up tobacco (20g) for 8.50zł or a Route 66 (I think) sack of 100g for 50zł. The cheapest tobacco I think is Blow up / Paramount. (8.50 - 9.50 / 20g). Seems bizarre though, the Polish don't seem to smoke it. Thus far I have never seen a single person rolling a [legal] cigarette. The reason it's odd is that a 20g pouch used conservatively can provide 60-80 roll-up's. When people are smoking a pack of Marlboro / Spike a day at 11zł a pack, it's not economical - especially for the Poles.
basourcing 1 | 9
5 Jan 2012 #123
can anyone help me with a price for 200 l&b or malboro lights or b&h in krakow please
Harry
5 Jan 2012 #124
You aren't going to find B&H or L&B in Krakow. A carton of Marlboro lights will be about 120zl.
basourcing 1 | 9
5 Jan 2012 #125
thanks for you help harry. I've been told if you look you can find L&B in krakow. Would L&M be the same price as malboro?
gumishu 11 | 5,148
5 Jan 2012 #126
When people are smoking a pack of Marlboro / Spike a day at 11zł a pack, it's not economical - especially for the Poles.

my brother and his girlfriend only smoke their roll-your-owns - and there is already a black market in tobacco cut for that purpose with ridiculously low prices (compared to cigs but also to the usuall roll-your-own tobacco brands)
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
5 Jan 2012 #127
I've been told if you look you can find L&B in krakow. Would L&M be the same price as malboro?

L&B in some shops. The ones in the tourist areas know Brits want a carton an price them accordingly. Tesco is your best bet. L & M ( ask for them as 'ellemy') are cheaper than Marlboro and sold everywhere.
peterweg 36 | 2,320
5 Jan 2012 #128
my brother and his girlfriend only smoke their roll-your-owns

I wonder why people don't smoke the locally grown stuff. it must be dirt cheap, although probably vile.
basourcing 1 | 9
5 Jan 2012 #129
Jonny do you have any idea on the price of L&B in any shops you mentioned?

thanks
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
5 Jan 2012 #130
Should be about 22 quid for 200. Max 24, no lower than 20. Unless there's been a tax rise since I bought any - though that would only be a couple of quid at the most. Tesco or Carrefour would be the best bet, or keep looking at what's on display in the windows of kiosks.

I wonder why people don't smoke the locally grown stuff. it must be dirt cheap, although probably vile.

B&H, L&M, L&B Regal, etc that are sold in the UK are all made with part or all Polish tobacco ever since Poland joined the EU. Marlboro too, and the Marlboro sold in Poland have been for ages.

Some of the local brands are good. Caro light has a reputation for being an old codgers' brand, but the tobacco blend is exactly the same as Marlboro Red. Cheaper for the Philip Morris factory to fill the tubes with the same stuff and do it on the same production line than make a different formula. Fajrant was Poland's best-selling for a long time. Cheaper than Marlboro but better tobacco from the same factory.
basourcing 1 | 9
5 Jan 2012 #131
thanks for the help jonny much appreciated
welshguyinpola 23 | 463
6 Jan 2012 #132
WAtch this video:

This was on a trip home from Poland after puchasing in Gdansk. Turn up your volume and see how pathetic the UKBA are

youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=riVUwt9GOPQ#
basourcing 1 | 9
8 Jan 2012 #133
I am planning to bring 3000 cigarettes home in my hand luggage. Will i encounter problems when leaving poland as my bag goes through an xray or is this not the polish authorities concern.
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
8 Jan 2012 #135
I am planning to bring 3000 cigarettes home in my hand luggage

Check it in rather than carry it. 3000 cigs in a piece of hand luggage of the permitted size is a bit of a squeeze anyway.

is this not the polish authorities concern.

It isn't, but there's a tiny chance they'd tip off the authorities in the UK. But probably couldn't care less.
basourcing 1 | 9
9 Jan 2012 #136
thanks. I don't want to check i was just curious to see if they would stop me at polish side. Thanks for the advice
pam
9 Jan 2012 #137
I am planning to bring 3000 cigarettes home in my hand luggage.

i doubt you will have a problem. i came back from poland last august with 3200 cigarettes. you are allowed to bring back 16 cartons(i checked first). couldnt fit them all in hand luggage though, even though my hand luggage was ever so slightly oversized...customs dont seem to be overly worried about size of hand luggage either unless you are blatantly taking the p**s
dublina1 1 | 4
26 Jan 2012 #138
Does anyone know if they sell pall mall in poland and how much they cost roughly? Might fly over for a day trip and stock up :D
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
26 Jan 2012 #139
Does anyone know if they sell pall mall in poland

In every cig shop.

how much they cost roughly?

About 2.50 EUR
dublina1 1 | 4
26 Jan 2012 #140
brilliant.... thanks a million :D
Bálint Varga
29 Jan 2012 #141
I'm going to Poland on the 4th of March and I don't know what should I do.
Buying cigaretts here, in Hungary, where cost them in avarage 650 HUF (it is around 2,20€)

Or rather should I buy there?

Thx for the reply!!! :)
gumishu 11 | 5,148
29 Jan 2012 #142
(it is around 2,20€)

the prices are very similar then

btw quit smoking you will be able to save a lot of money
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
30 Jan 2012 #143
btw quit smoking you will be able to save a lot of money

No sh*t, sherlock. Easier said then done, unfortunately. They are a curse.
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
30 Jan 2012 #144
Easier said then done, unfortunately. They are a curse.

Try Champix (chantix in the US). They worked for me.
gumishu 11 | 5,148
30 Jan 2012 #145
Easier said then done, unfortunately. They are a curse.

there are Tabex tablets in Poland which contain citisine as an active ingredient - the stuff blocks nicontine receptors on the synapses for a long time nullifying the nicotine craving - but you can't take them forever it's three weeks up to a month IIRC then you have to rely on your strong will - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cytisine (you can repeat a cytisine (Tabex) cycle after some time from the end of the previous cycle (like a month)

champix contains varenicline which is a derivation of cytisine and it looks like it is better (you can take it for a longer periods which significantly helps quitting)
Wroclaw Boy
30 Jan 2012 #146
just keep thinking why the hell would anybody want to inhale cancer triggering smoke into their lungs and then breath it out again, have you ever heard of anything so rediculous, its just pure madness.

allencarrseasyway.co.uk
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
30 Jan 2012 #147
inhale cancer triggering smoke into their lungs

And this is what happens to those very lungs. After only a few years.


  • Left: healthy lung, Right: smoker's lung
teflcat 5 | 1,032
30 Jan 2012 #148
OK, so I'm a disgusting smoker, but it's not quite as simple as that. A doctor pal of mine told me that when he was a student at the Middlesex hospital in London the anatomy prof. showed students two lungs: one from a life-long non-smoker who lived on the Commercial Road in east London, and one from a country-dwelling moderate smoker. The former was in a much worse state than the latter.

Still, it's better to give up if you can; more money for booze.
JonnyM 11 | 2,621
30 Jan 2012 #149
a life-long non-smoker who lived on the Commercial Road in east London, and one from a country-dwelling moderate smoker. The former was in a much worse state than the latter.

I can believe that. There used to be an air pollution monitor, showing the levels of all sorts of nasty things, on the wall of DH Smyk in Warsaw. They took it down about 7 or 8 years ago because the readings for most pollutants were usually off the top of the scale.

But still, not smoking after years of it does feel great. If it wasn't for the effect on the waistline, that is.
Wroclaw Boy
30 Jan 2012 #150
A doctor pal of mine told me that when he was a student at the Middlesex hospital in London the anatomy prof. showed students two lungs.

Ohh yeah typical smoker crap trying to convince yourself that its OK, we all used to do that, any plausible excuse just to carry on. We all know somebody that was fit as a fiddle, jogging everyday but just kicked the bucket all of a sudden but then fag ash Lill who puffs 60 a day but still going strong at 85.

This is a great extract from Allen Carrs book 'The easy Way to Stop Smoking'.

Some of those pipe tobaccos are absolutely foul. The aroma can be pleasant but, to start with, they are awful to smoke. I can remember that for about three months the tip of my tongue was as sore as a boil. A liquid brown goo collects in the bottom of the bowl of the pipe. Occasionally you unwittingly bring the bowl above the horizontal and before you realize it you have swallowed a mouthful of the filthy stuff. The result is usually to throw up immediately, no matter what company you are in. I always wonder why I didn't ask myself why I was subjecting myself to this torture.

Smoking warps the mind.


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