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Pakistanis spent Rs250b on smoking in FY14
Publish Date : 2014-10-27,  Publish Time : 00:00,  View Count : 7
KARACHI, Oct 26: Pakistanis burnt their Rs250 billion to ashes through smoking of over 64bn cigarettes in the financial year FY14, disclosed a State Bank report recently issued.
The State Bank's Statistical Bulletin reports that Pakistanis smoked 64.48bn cigarettes in the year FY-14.
Despite the rising cost of cigarettes, manufacturers have succeeded in maintaining and keeping up with the demand.
The average price of cigarette is considered Rs4 (conservative estimate) and the total price of 64.48bn cigarettes comes to an estimated Rs258bn.
The most popular brand Gold Leaf is available at Rs100 per pack of 20 cigarettes or Rs5 per cigarette.     ?Dawn

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