Mötley Crüe‘s Tommy Lee has shared his shock after paying £132 for four packs of cigarettes in Australia.The band recently wrapped up a handful of live dates Down Under.
While in Australia, Lee went to buy his pack of smokes only to realise that each box was pricier than expected. The drummer took to his Instagram page to share a receipt from a 7-Eleven showing the steep price of £132 ($251.91 AUS, $164 USD) for four packs of cigarettes he paid for.“$251.96 for 4 packs of smokes here in Melbourne!!!
7/11 wonderfully cheesier,” read the caption of the photo he shared onto the social media platform.A post shared by Tommy Lee (@tommylee)The price of cigarettes in Australia has risen to more that $40 due to large tobacco taxes designed to curb smoking.
Per The Guardian, smoking has been cut down to only 10% of the population in the country.According to the Department Of Health and Aged Care in Australia, “the Australian Government taxes tobacco products to make them less affordable through excise on tobacco products.”They continued: “The tobacco excise rate is indexed based on average weekly ordinary-time earnings (AWOTE).Read more on nme.com