Japanese buy up cigarettes by chests
In Japan smokers have actively stocked up cigarettes. Many of them were buying 10-30 chests at once as from October 1st prices on tobacco products have raised a lot.
Beginning with October 1st taxes on cigarettes have grown up at 40 per cent. So, one pack of cigarettes that had the price of 3.6 USD now costs more than 4 USD. And for economy purposes smokers have actively stocked up tobacco and keep it in freezers in order to keep its taste.
It worth to be mentioned that Japan is the forth tobacco market in the world after China, USA and Russia. In Japan smoke 37 per cent of men and 12 per cent of women.