Australians are divided following speculation that cigarette packets could soon rise to $40 in an effort to help pay for income tax cuts.
This plan, which closely resembles one previously put forward by Labor, is said to be the most likely option for the Turnbull Government as the May budget approaches.
When PM Malcolm Turnbull was opposition leader in 2009, he was in favour of a higher tobacco excise to help fund private health insurance rebates.
The Newsroom took to the streets to gauge public opinion on the matter. – Presented and produced by Sophia Rambaldini
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