There's more bad news for smokers ahead of the menthol cigarette ban this year.
Basically, the Chancellor announced today that his Budget will prompt a rise in tobacco tax, meaning that you’ll pay an extra 27p for a pack of 20 cigarettes.
And it's happening from 6pm tonight, March 11th 2020.
The tobacco duty will rise an extra 2% above the current inflation rate of 1.8%, Rishi Sunak announced today. The tax was previously hiked by Chancellor Philip Hammond back in 2018.
On average, a pack of cigs will cost you around £12.46 at the moment (wild, I know), but the average will now rise to around £12.73.
At this rate, it probably won't be long until people are handing over £15 for a pack of Sterling Dual.
Who remembers when cigs used to set you back £8?