Evaluation of Ontario’s Menthol Ban


Michael Chaiton, Robert Schwartz


March 2018

Type of Report

OTRU Update


Ontario’s ban on menthol flavouring in tobacco was one of the first internationally. OTRU is evaluating the impacts of this cutting edge regulation. The ban on menthol in tobacco products was found to be associated with quitting behaviour, and potential substitution by other flavoured products. However, there was no increase noted in use of contraband tobacco.

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