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So there's been this dramatic increase in diary (superettes/corner-stores) robberies over the last few years in New Zealand and apart from many areas having major hikes in the cost of living a really obvious factor has to be the rise in taxes on cigarettes which a) has put major financial pressure on smokers unable to quit and b) has created a black market. Plus tobacco and cigarettes are always stolen. But no one is making this connection.

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