i used the “the calculater on the internet to do a quick exercise in tax on ciggerettes and beer.
these are the figures i used
cost of 20 cigs @£5.14 smoking 30 a day
cost of a pint @£3.20 drinking 20 pints a week
result-cost for the year=£6142.15
amount of tax duty =£3782.17 which is approximately 61% to the government-