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 responsiveness to price depends on age, sex, family characteristics, peer influence and school status. This update summarizes the amount of tax on cigarettes and roll your own tobacco by provincial, territorial and federal jurisdiction and notes that Ontario has the second lowest provincial tax on a carton of cigarettes ($24.70) among all provinces and territories. The levels of tax for various US states are also highlighted.
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