March 4, 2014

The Budget: sacrificing kids to the cigarette companies.

The excise tax on a pack of 20 cigarettes increased by a disappointing 68 cents in today’s budget. This modest hike means that the Treasury has once again spurned the opportunity to: reduce smoking amongst youth, save lives, and generate revenue. The Council favoured a doubling of the announced excise tax increase.

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February 26, 2014

Excise tax on cigarettes set to increase by 59c / pack in 2014 Budget.

Smokers can expect to have thinner wallets after next week’s Budget, as the excise tax on a packet of 20 cigarettes is expected to increase by 59 cents to R11.53. The National Council Against Smoking has accurately predicted the increase in cigarettes excise taxes before the last two budgets and is confident

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