The Cost of Smoking

The pre-budget report just got announced, and tax on smoking and drinking has gone up. Some people seem pretty annoyed about the 10% rise in cost of cider. However, I noticed cigarettes are another 15p more expensive.

This intrigued me, so I thought I would look up how much more expensive smoking has got over the years. This graph is based on figures from the Tobacco Manufacturers Association.

The brown is the actual cost of the fags, the white is the tax on top.  20 a day now costs you £2,220 a year. Definitely not worth it.

Graph of cigarette prices.

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