And if that wasn’t encouragement enough……

I forgot to post this from the other day!!

$20.00 per packet of fags in Nz by 2016!!

Time to stop guys, really is…………..

Substantial tobacco tax increases in today’s Budget will help vulnerable younger smokers who are the most sensitive to price increases, the Cancer Society says.

Smokers will pay at least $5 more for a packet of 20 cigarettes by 2016 after Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia announced tobacco excise taxes would increase by 10 per cent a year in each of the next four years.

The move would give smokers a financial incentive to quit and put young people off smoking, she said.

Once inflation increases were included, the price of the average packet of 20 cigarettes would climb dramatically from around $15 today to higher than $20 by 2016.

The price of an average packet of loose tobacco would climb to around $40 over the next four years.

Cancer Society tobacco control adviser Skye Kimura said evidence showed tobacco price increases affected smoking rates.” to continue reading see link below….

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