What Effect Does Tobacco Taxation Have on Contraband? Debunking the Taxation – Contraband Tobacco Myth

  Research demonstrates that many factors are associated with contraband tobacco use, including: easy access, misconceptions about “legal” purchase of cigarettes from First Nations’ Reserves, insufficient enforcement and penalties, and organized criminal activity. It is frequentl
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Tobacco Taxes – 2012 Monitoring Update

  Taxation is a policy tool used to increase the retail price of tobacco products in order to decrease their economic accessibility. This update discusses the effect of the introduction of Ontario’s harmonized sales tax on the price of cigarettes in the province, and summarizes t
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Tobacco Taxes – 2011 Monitoring Update

  Taxation is a policy tool used to increase the retail price of tobacco products in order to decrease their economic accessibility. This update summarizes the amount of tax on cigarettes and roll your own tobacco by provincial, territorial and federal jurisdiction. The levels of
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Tobacco Taxes – 2010 Monitoring Update

  Taxation is a policy tool used to increase the retail price of tobacco products in order to decrease their economic accessibility. This Update reviews the current level of taxation on tobacco products in Ontario and other jurisdictions. Related publications: Protection from Sec
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Tobacco Taxes – 2009 Monitoring Update

  Taxation is a policy tool used to increase the retail price of tobacco products in order to decrease their economic accessibility. Surveys of Canadian adults show a positive relationship between higher cigarette price and the odds of being a nonsmoker and of smoking less. Youth
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An Update on Contraband Cigarettes Purchased on First Nations Reserves

  The effectiveness of tobacco taxation to discourage smoking can be undermined by the widespread availability of contraband tobacco. Data from the Ontario Tobacco Survey are used to estimate the extent of purchasing contraband cigarettes on reserves in Ontario and its impact on
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Tobacco Taxes – 2008 Monitoring Update

  Taxation is a policy tool used to increase the retail price of tobacco products thereby decreasing their economic accessibility. Increased price of cigarettes has been shown to be effective in reducing smoking prevalence among young persons. For example, Carpenter and Cook (200
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Contraband Cigarettes in Ontario

  This report documents the scope of the contraband cigarette market in Ontario and quantifies the extent of use and the financial impact on tax revenues of one source of contraband tobacco products – cigarettes purchased on First Nations reserves. The report also describes the c
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Tobacco Taxes – 2007 Monitoring Update

  Taxation is a policy tool used to increase the retail price of tobacco products thereby decreasing their economic availability. This update outlines Ontario’s commitment to raise taxes on tobacco products and compares the Ontario levels of taxation with other jurisdiction
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The Fiscal Impact of a Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program in Ontario

  This Special Report investigates the net present value of the investment in the five year comprehensive program proposed in Actions Will Speak Lounder than Words, the Report to the Minister of Health (Ashley et al., 1999) and the report of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy Steering
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A Recommended Population Strategy to Help Canadian Tobacco Users

  This Special Report is designed to stimulate discussion on the creation of a population strategy to reduce the future health and economic burden of tobacco use among current tobacco users in Canada, and offers a set of potential goals, objectives, actions, budget estimates, and
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Considerations and Rationale for a National Action Plan to Help Canadian Tobacco Users

  This is the first of two papers designed to provoke discussion on the creation of a national strategy to help current tobacco users. It begins with sections designed to show why a national strategy is warranted. This is followed by a brief profile of current tobacco users in Ca
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Smoking and the Price of Cigarettes in Ontario

  Although recent trends in several indicators of tobacco use are positive, the individual and societal costs of smoking remain unacceptably high. More than 45,000 current and former smokers die each year in Canada due to smoking, and dollar costs attributable to smoking-related
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Actions Will Speak Louder Than Words: Getting Serious about Tobacco Control in Ontario

  In order to strengthen and confirm Ontario’s commitment to tobacco use reduction, in December 1998, the Minister of Health appointed an advisory panel of experts in the fields of epidemiology, public health, the social sciences and medicine to recommend steps that Ontario can t
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