Cigarette brands in Spain

Aug 22nd, 2007, 01:23 AM
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Cigarette brands in Spain

I know this question will put off some people, but some of us are addicted to nicotine ! Are international brands of cigarettes available in Spain, or are there Spanish brands ? Some countries have levied enormous taxes on cigarettes to make them expensive, and discourage their use. How much does a pack of cigarettes cost in Spain ? Any local brands that you would recommend. Non-smoking posters may kindly refrain from giving advice on evils of smoking !!
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 01:31 AM
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I donīt know about Spanish brands, but the most usual cigarrette brands are the same all over the world.
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 01:36 AM
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You'll find most international brands of cigarettes in Spain and they are cheap compared to the rest of Europe.
A pack of Lucky Strike costs €2.5O.

"Lola" is a Spanish brand.
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 03:15 AM
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You will see Ducados smoked everywhere, at least by those without taste. They are obnoxious smelling. Try not to sit near anyone having a pack of them on their table. I think they put wood in them.
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 03:46 AM
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Ducados are made with black tobacco. This is similar to the Gitanes or Gauloises in France. I think Germany has one too called Rothandel (sp?).

I've smoked all of these before graduating to cigars (large and small and medium sizes).


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Aug 22nd, 2007, 06:49 AM
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In my experience, you can buy Marlboro pretty much anywhere.

Why not pick up a few cartons of whatever you smoke at duty free? That's what I always do..when I'm going to Europe I'll pick up enough for my trip, and coming home I'll pick up enough to last me a while (yeah, yeah, over the legal limit). I smoke SilkCut, which you can't get in the states, it's a UK brand.
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 10:54 AM
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That sounds like the bargain of all time. Cigarettes here are $8/$9 per pack and up - often way up (including the special city non-smoking tax).
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Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:17 AM
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You should find Marlboro, Camels and Lucky's with no problem--the packaging on the Camels is a bit different though.

I second MissZiegfeld--buy at duty free on the way out of the states (they will only allow you 2 cartons), then buy as much as you can to hold you until your next trip. The European airport duty-free shops won't stop you from buying over the limit.

Cigs in the shops are cheap, and even cheaper at duty free--19euro in Spain/carton.

Worse case scenario is that you have to pay the tax on your cigarettes over the limit (still cheaper that the $7-8/pack in NYC), though I have never been asked to do so, though I have also never been asked to have my luggage inspected, but have hand-carried 8 cartons of cigarettes through and they did see them.

With "fuzzy math," you can travel quite a bit and it will pay for itself in cigarette savings. That's what I tell myself at least.
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