On January 24, sales of cigarettes in the state stores of Ashgabat were resumed after the 10-day break. According to an employee of one of the shops, tobacco products were delivered to retail outlets at the night of January 23-24. Before that, cigarettes were sold in commercial stores, at an overvalued price. However, according to some local media, the sales prices in commercial stores have decreased almost twofold.
Many people purchase tobacco products as a reserve, so a number of stores have run out of them.