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 the amount of tax on cigarettes and loose tobacco by provincial, territorial and federal jurisdiction. The levels of tax for various US states and Australia are also highlighted.
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Date: June 2012
Type of Publication: Monitoring Update