Spanish Tobacco and Cigarette Prices
Please note:- These Spanish Tobacco and Cigarette prices are for products purchased in the Spanish government controlled “Tabac” shops and all prices will be the same no matter which tabac you use.
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The most popular Spanish Tobacco and Cigarette prices – *Prices correct as of 30th January 2023, but are subject to last minute changes*
Cigarette Prices for 200 (unless stated otherwise)
*Please note the sale of menthol cigarettes was banned in Spain on 21st May 2020
Austin Red, Blue, Slim – 44. 00
Benson and Hedges – 55.00
Benson Silver – 53.50
Elixyr – 46.00
Embassy/Regal – 55.00
Fortuna – 49.50
John Playa Blue (Irish) – 55.00
JPS, Blue Virginia – 47.50
JPS Blue Virginia Superking – 48.00
JPS Black, Red, Silver – 49.50
JPS Fresh – 46.00
King Red/Blue/Superking – 40.00
L&B Blue King Size – 47.50
L&B Fusion – 43.50
Lambert and Butler – 53.50
L&M Blue/Red – 49.50
Lucky Strike Exlipse/Twist – 48.50
Mark – 41.00
Mayfair – 50.00
Marlboro red/gold – 53.50
Pall Mall – 49.50
Players Superkings – 45.00
Players King size/Bright – 46.00
Richmond Fusion Superking – 47.00
Richmond Superking/White – 50.00
Richmond King Size – 49.50
Rothmans London – 46.50
Silk Cut – 55.00
Sterling, Kingsize, Superking, Blue. dual – 48.00
Superkings – 55.00
Spanish Tobacco and Cigarette Prices
Tobacco Prices (price for 10 pouches unless otherwise stated)
Amber Leaf (50g pouch) – 100. 00
American Spirit (30gr) – 55.00
Cutters Choice (50g) – 98.00
Drum (50g pouch) – 100.00
Domingo (30g pouch) – 58.00
Flandria Virginia (10 x 30g) – 54.50
Gold Leaf (50g pouch) – 94.00
Golden Virginia (50g pouch) – 92.00
Golden Virginia (30g pouch) 58.00
Golden Virginia Yellow (50g) – 98.00
Horizon (30gr pouch) – 56.50
Lambert & Butler (50gr) – 97.00
Manitou (30gr) – 50.00
Old Holborn (50g pouch) – 100.00
Pueblo (30g pouch) – 59.00
Samson (50g pouch) – 100.00
Turner (40g pouch) 67.50
Spanish Tobacco and Cigarette Prices
Herencia Palm Brevas (25 cig) – 11.25
Half Coronas (25 cigars) – 28.50
Clubmaster (200 cigars) – 43.00
Villiger Mini Red (100 cigars) – 19.50
Villiger Export (25 cigars) -1.75
Signature – (100 cigars) – 28.25
Signature Finos (100 cigars) – 22.50
Victoria 10 (100 cigars) – 24.00
Mehair´s (200 cigars) – 59. 00
Toscanello (50 cigars) – 42.00
Moods Filter (200 cigars) – 60.00
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129 organizations send letter to Spanish President denouncing Spain’s intention to become a “tobacco dealer state” along French Border – Blog
129 organizations send letter to Spanish President denouncing Spain’s intention to become a “tobacco dealer state” along French Border
Posted on by Karen Evans-Reeves
Laurent Huber, Raquel Fernández Megina, Esteve Fernández, Cristina Martinez Martinez
In June 2022, the Spanish Ministry of Finance announced that 203 new tobacco retail licenses were to be added to the 13,000 already operating in Spain. Of these new tobacconists, 30 will be concentrated along the French-Spanish border, dramatically increasing the concentration along the French border, with 50 tobacconists per 10,000 inhabitants – more than fourteen times higher than the current frequency (approximately 3. 4 per 10,000 inhabitants) in the rest of Spain. Furthermore, these new licenses would allow tobacco shops along the French border to be only 25 metres from another tobacco retailer or school while the distance for retailers in the Spanish interior is 150 metres.
The aim of this measure is clear; it is not only to supply local residents with tobacco products, but also to become a “tobacco dealer state” by providing cheap tobacco products to French residents across the border. It has been well established that raising the price of tobacco products is one of the most effective measures to reduce tobacco use, and for this reason France has raised the price of a pack of cigarette to above ten euros , much higher than the average cost of cigarettes in Spain which is under five euros per pack. This price differential will further encourage cross border tobacco purchases and also risks encouraging bootlegging of tobacco products into France and increasing tobacco use in France as well as Spain.
This initiative from the Spanish government will negatively impact the health of Spanish citizens, one of the rights stated in the Spanish Constitution in its Article 43. It also contradicts the commitments and obligations that Spain has made with Europe and the world by violating European Union (EU) and United Nations (UN) agreements that call for a reduction in cancer rates as well as a decrease in smoking prevalence to achieve health, development and human rights objectives. These agreements include the:
- The E.U. Beat Cancer Plan which aims to achieve a tobacco free Europe “where less than 5% of the population uses tobacco by 2040” in order to decrease the number of cancers in Europe
- The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (ratified by Spain on January 11, 2005 and the EU on June 30, 2005) whose objective is “to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke by providing a framework for tobacco control measures to be implemented by the Parties at the national, regional and international levels in order to reduce continually and substantially the prevalence of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke”.
- The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (which Spain acceded to on December 23, 2014)whose objective is to “eliminate all forms of illicit trade in tobacco products”.
- The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and in particular Goal 3: “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” which includes targets 4 which calls on countries to “ reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases” by 2030 and target 3.a, which urges countries to “Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries” with the aim of reducing “prevalence of current tobacco use among persons aged 15 years and older”.
- The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ratified by Spain in 1977) which recognizes in its article 12 “the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health”. As specified in General Comment No. 14, by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the right to health is an inclusive right, encompassing not only timely and appropriate health care, but also the underlying factors that determine health status, such as the sale of tobacco products.
- As well as commitments by the Spanish Government to other treaties that Spain has ratified such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
By promoting an additional 203 tobacco retail shops, the Spanish government suggests that it has bowed to the interests of the tobacco industry at the expense of the welfare and rights of Spanish, French and other EU citizens. As a result, 129 organizations from 42 countries have sent a letter to President Sanchez denouncing this initiative and requesting that the Spanish government:
- Cancel the public auction for new tobacco outlets and instead begin phasing out tobacco outlets, a process that could begin with the non-renewal of tobacco retail licenses which are set to expire after 25 years, particularly for establishments close to schools and playgrounds.
- Increase taxes on all tobacco and nicotine products by harmonizing prices with France in order to reduce smoking prevalence and also raise additional fiscal revenue for the State without increasing the number of tobacco retail outlets in Spain.
- Launch the Comprehensive Smoking Plan 2021-2025 as soon as possible, as well as the legislative modification of Spanish Law 28/2005 Tobacco Control.
Now is an important moment in public health. The scientific evidence supports that increasing the number of retailers promotes the use and normalization of tobacco. If the Spanish Government wants to live up to its international commitments to protect “the right to the highest attainable standard of health” and increase fiscal revenue, it must advance the Comprehensive Smoking Plan in Spain and increase taxes on tobacco products and immediately retract the public auction of licenses to increase the number of tobacco retailers. These actions would align with well-established good practices in the area of tobacco control and will foster health, human rights and UN development objectives that will benefit Spain, France, the European Union as well as the world.
Laurent Huber is the Executive Director of ASH USA. Raquel Fernández Megina is the President of Nofumadores.org (Non-smokers.org Spain). Esteve Fernández is professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, Universitat de Barcelona and the Director, Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Department & WHO Collaborating Center for Tobacco Control, at the Institut Català d’Oncologia. Cristina Martinez Martinez is Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, Universitat de Barcelona Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Department & WHO Collaborating Center for Tobacco Control, Institut Català d’Oncologia (ICO).
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Tobacco. Spain in Russian – all about life in Spain
They love to smoke here and do it for any reason. Many pretty women in Spain, due to the fault of tobacco, speak in deep, bassy and raspy voices. They are not sick, this is a national feature, exacerbated by smoking black varieties of tobacco. In special shops Estanco or Tabacos (Estanco, Tabacos) you will stumble upon a huge selection of tobacco products and accessories. They also sell well-known cigars. For them, they equip a special cabinet or even a small room, where they maintain a special temperature and humidity with the help of appliances. This is a prerequisite for maintaining the quality characteristics of cigars. If you’re in the mood for something sure worth trying, ask for Monte Cristo number three Cuban cigars (numero tres), you can’t go wrong with them. Smoking them on the street among decent people is not accepted. You should try a cigar while sitting in a comfortable chair, after a good meal, alternating puffs with brandy or armagnac. The smoke from cigars is not inhaled deeply, they are puffed and enjoy the taste settling on the tongue. It is also not necessary to smoke the entire cigar. There is an opinion that the last third of a cigar is no longer so good, and when stewed and cooled, it is not good for anything at all. A special mini guillotine cuts off the head of a cigar, always just before smoking. It is customary to kindle a cigar from a torch, and if you start talking and the cigar goes out, it’s not scary. As long as the tobacco leaf is warm, everything is fixable. Ask for a light!
Just a pack of cigarettes can be bought from the vending machine that is in most bars. But to buy, you must be over 18 years old and the bartender will strictly look and check your passport if he has doubts about a young face. Spain has introduced a law to control the sale of tobacco products to minors. For a customer to buy from a vending machine, the owner of the bar has to press a special remote control each time to prevent the sale of cigarettes to cunning teenagers. Any unlicensed sale of tobacco on the street or by hand is considered a criminal offense. Entry into the country is allowed with no more than two blocks of cigarettes out of ten packs. In newspapers, on billboards, on TV, they constantly agitate for the rejection of tobacco. But, despite the insidious intrigues of the government, the youth of Spain enthusiastically smokes “everything that burns” everywhere and without exception. With the naivete characteristic of all young maximalists, the Spaniards have been reaching for a cigarette since the age of thirteen and replenish the budgets of poison-producing companies. It is considered a special charm for boys to sit in a crowded place on a bench and start rolling into a hand-rolled cigarette from flavored loose tobacco. As already mentioned, in Spain smoking is declared a national disaster and the fight against it is not for life, but for death. Smoking is prohibited in most restaurants, all shops, taxis and public places of any kind. A ban on smoking in the city center is on the way, but so far the government has not been able to promote such a bold decision and the issue has been stalled at the stage of disputes.
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Tobacco business in Spain. Spain in Russian
Tobacco business in Spain can be considered one of the most profitable and at the same time one of the most inaccessible to start a business in this area. If you think that the reason is the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and the organization of anti-smoking campaigns, then you are mistaken. All the difficulties in opening a tobacco business in Spain have an exclusively bureaucratic basis. Let’s see how the tobacco business works in Spain.
The sale of tobacco and tobacco products in Spain, with the exception of the Canary Islands zone, is a state monopoly. All tobacco shops and kiosks in the country, including the Balearic Islands, Ceuta and Melilla, operate on the basis of state concessions.
A concession can be of two types: primary and secondary. The main concession is issued to stores that sell exclusively tobacco products, state stamps, duty forms, postage stamps, etc. An additional concession is issued to retail outlets where, in addition to the above goods, other products are sold. First of all, additional concessions are designed for small towns, where the opening of a separate tobacco shop looks like an unprofitable undertaking.
The last concession was issued in Spain in 2014, when about 300 new licenses were issued to open tobacco shops.
Basic tobacco business concession in Spain:
A concession applicant can be a Spanish citizen or a citizen of another EU member state (foreign citizens with a residence permit are not allowed to conduct tobacco business in Spain). The applicant must live directly in the village where the opening of a tobacco shop is planned, or nearby. The applicant is given the right to hire employees, but he is obliged to independently and directly manage the store.
Persons who already hold a primary or secondary concession, or who have a professional or employment relationship with importers, manufacturers and/or wholesale distributors of tobacco products, are not eligible to apply for a new concession.
Tender for the main concession
The main concessions are issued on the basis of tenders (state competitive bids), information about which is published in the BOE – the Official State Bulletin. The tender announcement includes a listing of the geographical areas open for registration of new concessions. Applicants must submit individual projects for consideration with a detailed description of the locality where it is planned to open a tobacco shop, population, the proposed location of the store, its area, distance from children’s educational institutions, etc.
Concessions are issued by the State Secretariat of the Ministry of Finance with the approval of the decision of the Tobacco Market Commissioner and with the obligatory notification of the Advisory Committee.
Additional concession for tobacco business in Spain: requirements
Only a citizen of Spain or another EU member state can also apply for an additional concession. The applicant must have an existing outlet (or a project for its opening) in the geographical area that was indicated in the announcement of a new tender. All other requirements are the same as those described in the paragraph on the main concession.
Tender for additional concession
The competitive procedure is carried out directly by the mayor’s office of the settlement where it is planned to obtain and open an additional concession. Consideration of applications takes place within 30 days, the issuance of a concession is carried out by the Subsecretariat of Economics and Finance with prior approval of the decision by the Commissioner for the Tobacco Products Market.
Consideration of applications
All submitted applications for the main concessions are considered in the format of the state competition. Applications that win the competition receive a state concession for a period of 25 years with the right to further extension.
Expenses and taxes for the tobacco business in Spain
After obtaining permission to open a tobacco shop, the owner pays a one-time fee in the amount of 100 to 200 euros (depending on the size of the locality). In the future, an annual tax in the amount of 120 to 240 euros is paid annually (depending on the number of inhabitants of the settlement) and an annual sales tax (the amount of this tax directly depends on the amount of income and can be 0 euros if receipts from invoices do not exceed 12,000 euros per year, and 9000 euros for those stores whose annual receipts exceed 450,000 euros). In addition, a commission is charged on the sale of each product:
- 9% for cigars;
- 8.5% for cigarettes and other tobacco products;
- 4% for stamp papers and postage stamps.
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