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The cost of a pack of cigarettes will rise at 6pm tonight

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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.

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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?

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