Letter: Budget losers

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Sir: The Government's latest tax increase, which puts 17.5p on a packet of 20 cigarettes, will devastate low-income smokers and force more people into dishonestly buying cheap smuggled cigarettes.

The Chancellor is flying in the face of economic reality. He admits it is a tax he cannot properly collect yet he continues to increase it.

How long will it be before the Government realises that reducing tax is the only way to stop this social and economic chaos?

KENNETH TORRICKE-BARTON

Fair Cigarette Tax Campaign

Tonbridge, Kent

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