Smoking to dig bigger hole in pocket as custom duty on cigarettes increased

'Taxes on cigarettes will be hiked by 16 per cent'
“Cigarette smoking to incur heavy costs.”
“Cigarette smoking to incur heavy costs.”Pixabay

New Delhi, Feb 1: Smoking will burn more money of people as the government has increased custom duty on cigarettes.

Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday stated that taxes on cigarettes will be hiked by 16 per cent. Shares of cigarette companies, including Godfrey Phillips India and ITC Ltd, plunged by up to 5 per cent on the BSE on after the announcement.

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