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Cigarette prices rise again

14 Oct 2021. A pack of cigarettes will now cost an extra EUR 0.50 as part of Irelandís Budget 2022, reports The

It is the sixth year in a row the excise duty on a pack of 20 cigarettes has been increased by this amount. Smokers can now expect to pay EUR 15 for a pack in the most popular price category. Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe described the increase as a way of supporting Irelandís public health policy to reduce smoking in society. The increase is expected to raise EUR 56 million to the exchequer, the report said.