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In Ghana, it is very, very cheap to smoke. For a package of 20 of the cheapest cigarettes you only pay about $ 0,30! These cheap ones are Tusker cigarettes. There are several other brands for sale, but don't expect to find any Marlboro or Camel.

But: it is important to know that smoking is not socially excepted in Ghana. You hardly see people smoke here, except for some youngsters in the bigger cities. For the rest, only some men smoke when they are offered a cigarette. For women however, it is not done to smoke in public. I once was told about women who smoke in Ghana: "They are either Westerners or whores".

So: pay attention to where you smoke. In places like restaurants (outside) or bars it is no problem, just like spacious places. But don't smoke at markets or other crowded places. The people will clearly show you they don't like it!

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  • Written Mar 7, 2007
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