Tax on cigarettes

Dec 1, 2015

Q. Do you support or oppose the proposal to increase the tax on tobacco which would mean that a packet of 25 cigarettes will cost more than $40 by 2020?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total support

67%

67%

70%

67%

72%

Total oppose

24%

27%

23%

26%

21%

Strongly support

39%

39%

38%

39%

51%

Support

28%

28%

32%

28%

21%

Oppose

9%

9%

10%

12%

8%

Strongly oppose

15%

18%

13%

14%

13%

Don’t know

8%

6%

7%

8%

8%

67% support the proposal to increase the tax on tobacco which would mean that a packet of 25 cigarettes will cost more than $40 by 2020 and 24% oppose.

Those most likely to support the proposal were on incomes over $1,600 pw (74%) and university educated (75%).
Those most likely to oppose the proposal were on incomes under $600 pw (41%) and those who had not completed secondary school (31%).

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