The price alone could kill you, $100 for a pack a cigarettes

New Zealand proposing $100 a pack of cigarettes

If you thought it was expensive to smoke in the United States, you may want to think again.

New Zealand's Health Ministry wants to boost the price of a pack of cigarettes to as high as $100.

The agency is trying to make the country smoke free by 2025.

The proposal would be to increase the cost of a pack of cigarettes by 30 to 60% this year and 30% price increases the following years.

Cigarettes right now cost about $17 a pack in New Zealand.

Do you think raising the price for cigarettes to $100 a pack is a good way to deter people from smoking? What's the most you would pay for a pack of smokes? Post your comments below or on WNWO's Facebook Fanpage.