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A PACKET of cigarettes will cost smokers £15 if proposals in an NHS-backed report are implemented.

A PACKET of cigarettes will cost smokers £15 if proposals in an NHS-backed report are implemented.

The proposals, put forward in a document by the Independent Cancer Taskforce, are part of the latest attempt to drastically cut down cancer deaths.

Currently, a packet of 20 cigarettes costs about £9.60, and tobacco is seen as being the main cause of cancer, followed by obesity.

The report suggests the 50 per cent price hike could be put into place by 2020.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/592360/Cigarettes-smoking-cancer-15-pounds-a-pack-price-rise-NHS