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Smokers and drinkers pay more

Tax on cigarettes has been increased by 11p a packet while cigars are 4p dearer. Tax on alcohol will rise by 2% above inflation over the next four years. Tax on beer is up 4p a pint, on bottles of wine by 14p and spirits by 55p.

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