What is it that the French love Portugal, Poland and Ukraine for? Cheap cigarettes. Active smoking is most expensive in Norway, where you have to pay £9.59 a packet, and in the UK, where it costs £8.47. Poland ranks among the countries that are most affordable to smokers as a packet of cigarettes costs here £2.90. The cheapest cigarettes, though, may be found in Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus (£0.57, £0.90 and £1 a packet, respectively).
It seems, however, that the popularity of traditional cigarettes is slowly waning, the main reason frequently being the price. On the other hand, more people are – day in, day out – becoming more inclined to smoke e-cigarettes, which may lack that old-school touch but are much "healthier." In the US, where you can compete in just about anything, a new sports discipline has been brought into existence: puffing out the largest possible cloud of e-cigarette smoke. The contestants opposing one another in these kinds of events can reportedly win handsome sums of money.