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Cigarettes, alcohol completely sold out as S’pore announces plan to increase taxes from today

Posted on 21 February 2014

Consumers snatch alcohol and cigarettes from shelves as it is every man for himself.

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All cigarettes and alcohol are completely sold out island-wide in Singapore.

Major supermarkets and mama shops have put up notices saying there are no stock left.

This after Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam delivered the Budget statement 2014 at 3.30pm in Parliament today.

He said taxes for cigarettes, and other manufactured tobacco products, will go up by 10 per cent, and liquor duties will be raised by 25 percent.

One Singaporean, Lim Kah Tor, said: “Tonight I will drink and smoke until don’t recognise house.”

 

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