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Are you a chain smoker? If so, seriously think about kicking the habit.

For, apart from affecting your health, smoking is going to burn a hole in your pocket as well with the finance minister proposing to raise duty on non-filter cigarettes during his Budget speech in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Non-filter cigarettes, which were enjoying favourable tax regime, will now be brought on par with filter cigarettes which attract higher taxes.

For the smaller non-filter cigarettes not exceeding 60 mm length, the excise duty has been increased nearly five times to Rs 819 per 1,000 cigarettes from prevailing Rs 168.

But for the longer cigarettes, the excise duty has been increased by over two and half times to Rs 1,323 from Rs 546 for every 1,000 sticks.

Image: An Indian man smokes a cigarette in Mumbai.
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