The Territorial Assembly of Wallis and Futuna voted last September to increase the price of tobacco. An increase of 5 %. It came into effect on 1 October. The price of the most common packets is now 1300 francs (17 Australian dollars). Rolling tobacco is also increasing.
The aim is to encourage Wallisians and Futunians to reduce their tobacco consumption, but also to bring in some money into the coffers of Wallis and Futuna thanks to the taxes.