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Federal statistical office : Treasury earns less in smokers

The German state has earned in the past year, less in smokers. Overall, tobacco was taxed at a value of 26.4 billion euros, as the Federal Statistical office announced on Monday in Wiesbaden. The were 1.7 percent more than in 2017. Of that 14.2 billion (minus 0.5 percent) went to the Treasury. The decline in the Wiesbaden-based authority led to the decline in cigarette sales - the most important Position among the tobacco products.

According to the statisticians the amount of taxed cigarettes fell by 1.9 per cent to 74 billion pieces. In the case of all other tobacco products there was an increase. Particularly significantly, sales of cigars and cigarillos rose - a plus of 6.5 percent to 3 billion pieces. Sales of pipe tobacco increased by 2.7 percent. This also includes tobacco for water pipes and new tobacco products, called the evaporator. The amount of the taxed Fine-cut yourself turning rose slightly by 0.2 percent. E-cigarettes are not covered by the statistics.

The statisticians collect the paragraph about control characters, the the manufacturer. The data, however, provide little information about how much is actually smoked. According to the drug and addiction report of the Federal government in 2018 and the proportion of Smoking declined more for young people in the last ten to 15 years by two-thirds. In adults, the Smoking proportion, therefore, decreased since 2003, from 39 percent to 27 percent in men, and from 29 percent to 21 percent in women.

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