HOME > Tobaccos all over the world > England

I visited England!
Facts about England England's scenery
England is around two-third the size of Japan with the population of about 65 million.

The capital is London. Although it is a member of EU, it uses the pound sterling (£) as the national currency.

When David Cameron’s administration at the time held a national referendum in June 2016 to decide whether the country should stay in EU or leave, people of England chose to leave by a small margin as they were concerned about potential increase of tax and unemployment rate, as well as worsening of public safety after accepting refugees which is mandatory for EU countries.

As Theresa May’s administration took over, it declared that the country is going to leave EU and started the process of its exit which is to be completed by March 2019. This will make a huge impact on not only England, but also the world economy.
マップ

There are 30 World Heritage Sites in England, such as Westminster Palace and Stonehenge.
Stonehenge, where I visited this time, is located near Salisbury, about 200km west of London.
Large stone monuments stand alone in circle in the middle of the grass field, and it is said to have been built around 3100 B.C. Some say it was built as a place for worshipping the sun, and others insist that it was an ancient observatory, a worship place for the Celts, or a place for other purposes.


England's scenery


England's smoking About Smoking in England
There are around 66,000 cigarette shops in England and most are non-specialized stores.
Many of them I saw were grocery shops with “Food & Wine” sign.

The price of cigarettes is the second highest among EU countries after Norway and one of the most expensive in the world. Each shop is allowed to set their retail price and it is well above 1,000 yen a packet. A packet of Marlboro I purchased at a shop cost worth 2,000 yen.

Unlike Japan where permission is required, it is free to sell cigarettes.
Cigarette industry in England sells 47 billion cigarettes, which is less than around 30% of Japan, and 30% of sales come from hand-rolled cigarettes.

As for packaging, it is mandatory to adopt “Plain Packaging” for cigarettes, and utensils are not allowed to be displayed therefore kept inside a cupboard or covered by curtains.The market is led by JTI and Imperial who are competing for the top spot, and these two companies dominate the market share.
Note: What is Plain Packaging?

Packaging of cigarettes is standardized with a simple plain design, in order to remove visual promotional materials from a packet as much as possible and discourage people from smoking by showing warnings and health hazards.
When it was proposed in Australia in 2011, four major tobacco companies such as PMI and JTI filed a suit against Australian government. However, they lost the case.

Since December 2012, all the cigarette packets in Australia have been standardized with olive brown in color, and logos and promotional texts have also been banned.

The same regulation came into effect in Ireland and England in March 2015.
Furthermore, France, Norway, Turkey and Taiwan are considering implementing this regulation.
plain package
About Smoking in England England's tobacco shops
The smoking age in England is 18 years old and the same as drinking age.
Smoking rate is 10% (male 10% female 10%).

Smoking in the public facilities, hotels, restaurants, and cafes is prohibited by law like other European countries.
Breaking the law will result in receiving a fine, however, smoking on the streets is still allowed and there were many cigarette butts on the streets despite ash trays were seen everywhere.

The hotel I stayed was of course smoke free and you have to go to the designated smoking area by the entrance if you want to smoke, therefore I had to request to change my room to the one with balcony as smoking is not prohibited on balcony.
 
Popular Tobacco Brand UK's tobacco
Marlboro (PMI), Sterling (JTI), and JPS (IMP).
Amber Leaf is the leading brand in the hand-rolled cigarette market.
 Go to the photo gallery of England trip

From our shop

Tobaccos all over the world

UK

England

cigarette shops in England and most are non-specialized stores.

Singapore

Switzerland

Regulations here are not strict.

Singapore

Singapore

Cigarette without "SDPC" print is subject to fine.

Croatia

Croatia

Tobacco is only sold over-the-counter.

Spain

Spain

Hand-rolled cigarette is substantial

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

The demand for
e-cigarette
increases.

Thailand

Korea

Most of tobacco
sold in
convenience stores.

Thailand

Thailand

High
market-share
for menthol.  

Malaysia

Malaysia

Signed to WHO
Framework
Convention on Tobacco Control.

Vienna

Vienna

Classical music
and heritage
town.

Italy

Italy

Smokable at
open cafes and
on the street.

Russia

Russia

European-like
style.

Paris

Paris

Best sightseeing
country of the
world.  Heart of
France.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Many ashtrays
in the city and
no cigarette
bats on the
street.

Holland

Holland

RYO is
popular.

Mainland China

Mainland China

Red packs are
outstanding.

Taiwan

Taiwan

No cigarette
bats on the
street, having
good manner.

 

shop information

shop information

We deal with about 600 products in the shop.

Shop information page

search by your favorite

Topic

画像

Go to facebook page

tabacofan

From Tobacco-lovers

review and rankings

memories

your smoking manner