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Table 4 Cost of smoking (in pounds) per week for poor smokers

From: Parental smoking and child poverty in the UK: an analysis of national survey data

   Female Male
  Average cigarettes smoked per week 84 91
Licit cigarettes Average cost (pack of 20) 7.72 7.72
Average packs per week 4.2 4.55
Average weekly spend 32.42 35.13
Smokers smoking mainly licit packeted cigarettes(%) 68 55
Licit HRT Average cost (50 g) 16.11 16.11
Average packs per week 0.84 0.91
Average weekly spend 13.53 14.66
Smokers smoking mainly licit HRT (%) 18 27
Illicit cigarettes Average cost (pack of 20) 3.86 3.86
Average packs per week 4.2 4.55
Average weekly spend 16.21 17.56
Smokers smoking mainly illicit packeted cigarettes (%) 5 4
Illicit HRT Average cost (50 g) 8.05 8.05
Average packs per week 0.84 0.91
Average weekly spend (£) 6.72 7.33
Smokers smoking mainly illicit HRT (%) 9 14
Overall average spend on tobacco (£) 25.90 25.01