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    • MSE Faye
    • By MSE Faye 8th Mar 17, 3:02 PM
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    Budget 2017: Smokers to be hit by new 'floor price' tax on cigarette packs
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    Budget 2017: Smokers to be hit by new 'floor price' tax on cigarette packs 8th Mar 17 at 3:02 PM
    No change to previously planned alcohol and tobacco duty rises - but an 'effective floor' on the cost of cigarette packs is set...
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    • greyfox
    • By greyfox 8th Mar 17, 5:09 PM
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    Wrong forum? I don't think cigarettes count as either "food" or "groceries"!
    • bodacious
    • By bodacious 8th Mar 17, 5:53 PM
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    Wrong forum? I don't think cigarettes count as either "food" or "groceries"!
    Originally posted by greyfox
    very good point! MSE staff seem to just place threads randomly, I don't think they have a clue what they are doing half the time.
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 8th Mar 17, 5:54 PM
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    • 8th Mar 17, 5:54 PM
    I'm glad I started to bring-on those tobacco plants indoors. They should be out in the greenhouse in a few weeks and curing nicely by June - Seeds for a few thousand plants worth costs next to nothing, they grow perfeclty in the leftover compost from last year and once harvested, its all totally tax/duty-free
    • jon81uk
    • By jon81uk 9th Mar 17, 9:32 AM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 9:32 AM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 9:32 AM
    Wrong forum? I don't think cigarettes count as either "food" or "groceries"!
    Originally posted by greyfox
    Which forum would you put this in then? Cigarettes are sold in grocery stores so I can't think of a better place. Just complaining without proposing a solution doesn't add anything to the discussion.
    • bodacious
    • By bodacious 9th Mar 17, 10:02 AM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 10:02 AM
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    • 9th Mar 17, 10:02 AM
    Which forum would you put this in then?
    Originally posted by jon81uk
    As it's more of a general discussion thread about an effective tax hike I would have thought better places were Discussion time or maybe Shop but don't drop. Certainly not here.
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