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Mauritius: The state has garnered 3.8 billion rupees in cigarette taxes in 2014

 Since the beginning of the week, nicotine addicts are now paying between five rupees and ten rupees more for their packet of cigarettes in Mauritius. An intended increase by the importer British American Tobacco in the wake of the depreciation of the Mauritian rupee against the American dollar.
Cigarette sales in Mauritius, with a package taxed at 75% via excise duties, indirect taxes imposed on consumption, bring in the coffers of the State of Mauritius in 2014 around 3.8 billion rupees * .
A Mauritian smoker grill annually between 500 and 1,499 cigarettes according to the World Health Organization. Tobacco still kills over 1,000 smokers annually in the island.
* One euro roughly equivalent to 39 rupees



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