tobacco excise - Liberal Democrats

The price of tobacco products have doubled since 2008, with 69 percent of the price you pay being tax.

Despite smokers being bludgeoned with annual price increases, there has been no significant fall in Australian smoking rates.

Adult smoking rates increased in New South Wales from 13.5% to 15.1% between 2015 and 2016, and national cigarette consumption rose in 2017 for the first time in a decade.

Clearly, the excessive taxation of smokers is no longer due to health concerns. This is revenue raising: as more smokers quit, taxes are increased to compensate for the loss.

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Signing here will help us keep in contact with you. With your support we can fight punitive taxes.

The taxes have created a thriving black market and make criminals out of people who simply need to save money.

Even though not a smoker himself, Senator Duncan Spender believes that you should not be punished for smoking. The Liberal Democrats have been working in the Senate for the last five years to end tobacco excise. Senator Spender now needs your help to end it.

Smokers are the minority and need to band together to resist the greed of big government.

Sign our petition to register your support for our fight against government greed, and maintain your rage until the Federal election in May.