Cigarette sales down 22.3 per cent from Dec. 2018 to Jan. 2019

A total number of 1.3 billion cigarettes were sold in Jan.

The total number of cigarettes sold in Canada has decreased by 22.3 per cent from last December to January this year according to new information released by Statistic Canada.

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A total of 1.3 billion cigarettes were sold in January 2019, that’s down 3.6 per cent when compared with January 2018.

This comes even with the number of Canadian manufactured cigarettes increased in January 2019 by 32.6 per cent from December, producing 1.8 billion cigarettes.

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Cigarette production increased 18.9 per cent when compared to the same month a year earlier

Tobacco use is estimated to cost the B.C. economy over $2.3 billion each year including health care costs from treating tobacco-related illnesses, increased sick time and lower productivity according to the Clean Air Coalition.

In Canada, tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and exposure to second hand smoke kills more than 1,000 non-smokers every year.



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