It Looks Like Cigarettes Are Going Up By 50 Cent In The Budget

Time to give up the casual smoking lads

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It is expected that cigarettes will go up by 50 cents in the budget announced later today.

The increase will come in from midnight tonight.

On the upside, excise on alcohol will not change according to Independent.ie, so you don't have to swear of the G & T's just yet.

In other good news, we can also expect €5 a week more in our pay packets.

Minimum wage is also expected to up by 25c.

Finance Minister Paschal Donohue is expected to announce the entire budget later today at around 1pm.

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