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  • Aussies choke on the cost of cigarettes
  • Aussies choke on the cost of cigarettes
    María Pachón (2012) ©

Aussies choke on the cost of cigarettes

Prevention is often said to be better than the cure, but one thing's for sure – it’s also more profitable. Australia is hiking the tax on cigarettes each year, so much so that a packet will cost over $45 by the end of 2020, raising revenue while also discouraging unhealthy behaviour.



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  • Article image Why going Down Under is good for your health

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