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Increase the price of cigarettes to fund the NHS

Submitted on Thursday 18th August 2011

Published on Tuesday 23rd August 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 23rd August 2012

Signatures: 7

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Increase the price of cigarettes to fund the NHS

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Raise the cost of cigarettes to a flat price of £10 per packet (of 20) in order to fund the NHS. People choose to smoke and therefore choose to increase their chances of developing cancer. I don't know what the cost of treating smoking related cancers is to the NHS but i'm sure it's a few hundred million pounds a year. Smokers should pay for this.

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