The price of sin

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7 pounds for a packet of Cigarettes!, originally uploaded by renaissancechambara.

I was in Reading, visiting a friend from my days in the north and came face-to-face with the price of cigarettes for the first time in a good while.

Being a non-smoker, I was shocked, cigarettes with the exception of ‘Pall Mall’ now cost seven pounds for a pack of 20.

Even Lambert & Butler cost seven pounds. Next question is where is all that sin tax going to? How efficiently and effectively is is being spent?