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Budget 2012: Higher duty on cigarettes to deter smoking

21 March 2012 Last updated at 13:45 GMT

Duty on all tobacco products will go up by 5% above inflation from tonight, putting 37p on a packet of cigarettes, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.

Delivering his Budget, he also said a machine games duty would be introduced, but duty on alcohol would remain unchanged.

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