From January 2017 all tobacco pouches under 30g were banned and EU approved packaging became compulsory, so graphic images with branding limited to the lowest 25% of the pouch, or cigarette pack. Some manufacturers have removed their less popular brands from the market and there are currently no pouches larger than 30g available in Greek Cyprus.
There are still a few old style pouches on shelves and there is no requirement to remove these. Visitors will find they're only available for the least popular brands and as they're at least 6 months old the contents may require re-hydration before use.
Price of rolling tobacco in Cyprus as at June 2017
Large supermarkets have the highest turnover and some use tobacco as a way to get people into their stores, so drop their prices by a couple of cents. Most small supermarkets and kiosks will give a 3% discount for packs of ten pouches (300g) though they may need a couple of days notice if you plan on buying large amounts - and they will demand payment in cash. Always keep your receipts and be prepared to produce them if asked by UK Customs.
Amber Leaf is not sold in shops on the Greek side. It is however available - in 50g pouches - at Larnaca and Paphos airports once you're airside. Interesting that pouch sizes for Old Holborn are also 50g. Prices for tobacco at either airport is markedly higher than in local shops, so unless you absolutely must have Amber Leaf, or if space is at a premium, then it's far cheaper to buy your tobacco before going to the airport - as you can calculate from this list.
Price of rolling tobacco in Larnaca Airport Cyprus as at June 2017
Smoking facilities at Larnaca and Paphos airports.
Larnaca airport has two compliant smoking rooms airside. They are not signposted in the main walkway, however one is at the rear of the Food Village that's on the right hand side of the walkway. The other is on left side of the walkway at the rear of Costa Coffee. No purchase is necessary, anyone can walk in and use them. Paphos airport offers a "beer garden" where you can smoke once airside.
Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam
Lots of Dutch favourites, however it's not that great for British travellers unless they like Golden Virginia Green or Amber Leaf. All prices are EU duty paid and there is no markup at the airport; all these brands cost the same anywhere in the Netherlands.
Price of rolling tobacco in Schiphol airport as at June 2017