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SMOK­ERS, DRINKERS TO PAY MORE

PRICES of al­co­holic bev­er­ages and cig­a­rettes have gone up with ef­fect from today in a move ex­pected to earn the Gov­ern­ment an ex­tra $53 mil­lion in ex­cise duty per an­num.

Amid oc­ca­sional out-bursts of laugh­ter from Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment, se­nior Min­is­ter Bernard Chidzero an­nounced his bud­get speech that clear beer will go up from $1,43 to $1,52 a litre, an in­crease of nine cents.

Spir­its have risen by $1,68 from $12,55 to $14,23, while wines go up by 53 cents per litre. Cig­a­rettes now cost an ex­tra 22 cents per pack of 20, he said.

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