A ‘rette for giants?
Government Buildings, Merrion Stret, Dublin 2
Catherine Byrne TD. Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy with a giant cig pack prop promoting the new tax based price hike on snouts.
per cent increase in the duty on coffin nails brings the average price of twenty tabs to €12.
The news was greeted with hacking laughter from day traders dealing in baccy futures on the black market.
Mark Fearon tweetz:
Came across this old article from 1996. Only 20 years ago cigarettes being advertised to school kids!
No Hyman Roth-mans?
As a result of routine profiling, officers from Revenues Customs Service seized over 10.3m cigarettes with a retail value of over €4.7million over the weekend at Dublin Port. Revenues mobile scanner revealed the Don Corleone brand cigarettes concealed in a 40 foot container which had arrived into Dublin Port from Belgium. The cigarettes were described on the manifest as paper handkerchiefs.
Don Corleone cigs anyone?