Cigarette price hike in Ontario

Posted On: May 17, 2018

Categories: News

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The price of cigarettes in Ontario is up

The price of cigarettes in Ontario is up a few bucks starting March 29th 2018. The cost is up $4 to just over $100 a carton. The increase that works out to about two cents a cigarettes. This increase was announced last year in the 2018 budget and is part of the province’s three-year plan to curb smoking rates.

There will be another $4 increase next year.

Tobacco taxes account for roughly 70 per cent of the price of cigarettes.

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