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Tobacco tax to be ringfenced for NHS

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7221.1322a (Published 20 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1322
  1. Linda Beecham
  1. BMJ

    The NHS is to benefit for the first time from increases in tobacco duty. This is the result of the government's decision to earmark such increases for preventing and treating smoking related diseases.

    Gordon Brown, the chancellor of the exchequer, announced the tax in …

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