Contraband Cigarettes Undermine Tobacco Control

From: Vice

Inuit Smoking Rates in Canada Are Worse Than the National Average in the 1950s

By Jake Kivanc

Canada’s North is facing a health crisis, as skyrocketing cancer rates amongst its Indigenous peoples are far and away the highest in the world, according to a new international study.


Across Canada, cigarette prices generally stay the same — $8 to $10 CAD per pack — but Cunningham told VICE News that one of the main problems in Northern Canada is that contraband cigarettes are easily obtainable. . .  .


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