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Ration up in smoke

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Ration up in smoke

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A flower vendor smoking a cidarette in Havana, Cuba. A programme that provided state subsidised smokes to Cuban seniors is going up in smoke. The communist government announced today it was cutting cigarettes from its monthly ration books effective September 1, the latest step toward keeping potentially risky promises to fully eliminate subsidies on food and other basics which many impoverished Cubans depend on.

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