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Australia to Charge $20 for Pack of Cigarettes

Australian-plain-cigarette-packetsThe Australian

TOBACCO taxes are set to be repeatedly increased over the next five years, potentially raising billions of dollars in extra revenue for the commonwealth and pushing the price of a packet of cigarettes above $20.

The proposal is contained in the latest National Tobacco Strategy, which for the first time lists as its top priority the battle to “protect public health policy, including tobacco control policies, from tobacco industry interference”.

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