Taxes are up on Canadian cigarettes.
Sorry, but the war on smoking has not gone far enough. I am 60 years old, and I am in the last group of people who could be forgiven for having the addiction. I was in my late teens when the debate on the health risks of tobacco ended with no contest, it causes cancer.
Anyone who started smoking after 1975 has no excuse. Another Marlboro man has died from cigarettes; he was only 72. If I was told today that I had 12 years to live I would be devastated, I want more than that. Oh yeah, and you can bet the last 5 were a progressively increasing hell on earth for the third Marlboro man to die from a smoking related disease.
Ready made cigarettes should be banned. If you want to smoke you should have to roll your own. That would slow down the consumption and reduce the amount of nicotine in the body (hand made ciagarettes have losely packed tobacco compared to tailor made). Never mind the filters, they give the person a false sense of security and they litter the sidewalks.
It breaks my heart to see young people smoking today. Please pass this on to the young people you know. Don't start something so many people want to quit.