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Call for 2p a cigarette rise

5th March 2012

Health campaign groups have said the Chancellor George Osborne should increase cigarette duty by more than the planned 2%.

A document signed by 91 organisations said the duty should increase to 5%, or around 2p per cigarette. Professor John Britton, director of the  UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, said: "Price is the most effective way to encourage smokers who are thinking of quitting to make that step. It is crucially important to use the price levers to nudge smokers to change."

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