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Duty free tobacco

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Duty free tobacco

Hi

I'm travelling to Euro Disney in a few days and my parents have asked me to bring them back some cigarettes and rolling tobacco. As a non-smoker I haven't got a clue how much it costs or whether to buy it from the airport or on the plane. Any advice please or anyone know how much they currently cost?

Thanks

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1. Re: Duty free tobacco

Anybody please??? lol x

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2. Re: Duty free tobacco

there is no duty free tobacco from France to the UK

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3. Re: Duty free tobacco

Is is the same price as in the UK then?

Thanks

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4. Re: Duty free tobacco

I believe that tobacco products cost less in France because the taxes are lower than in UK. Shops selling tobacco in France have a sign reading "Tabac".

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5. Re: Duty free tobacco

From memory, cigs are roughly £1 a pack less for 20, not as cheap as they used to be.

Of course you will not be bringing them back for anyone else will you? as that would be illegal !!! They must be for your own use.

Edited: 24 March 2013, 22:50
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< Of course you will not be bringing them back for anyone else will you? as that would be illegal !!! They must be for your own use. >

This is untrue. They must not be *for sale*. You can give them as gifts to other people.

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7. Re: Duty free tobacco

Yes, you can give them as gifts, as you can with alcohol. The phrase used was 'My parents asked me to bring them back some cigarettes and rolling tobacco' ....... just pointing out this is not a good phrase to use at a UK customs check.

Maybe I shouldn't have said 'illegal', rather that if customs simply aren't satisfied they may confiscate the cigs, same result. Better to avoid the problem occuring.

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8. Re: Duty free tobacco

Thank you for the info.

I'll only be bringing back 200 cigarettes and one 5 pack of tobacco so hopefully I should be ok!

I think my parents are under the assumption that its cheaper than that though!

Thanks

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9. Re: Duty free tobacco

A pack of Malboro costs € 6.60 in France.

The cheapest rolling tobacco is around €6.50 for 30 grams (roughly 1 oz).

Edited: 25 March 2013, 08:01
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10. Re: Duty free tobacco

Thank you so much for that. I'll pass on to my parents!