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Canadians who smoke contraband cigarettes are much less likely to quit
Canadians who smoke contraband cigarettes are much less likely to quit

(March 4, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Toronto - Canadians who smoke 'contraband' cigarettes are much less likely to quit smoking, according to a report published in CMAJ. Researchers studied a group of smokers for 6 months, some of whom smoked premium or discount cigarettes (prices ranging from $6.30--$10.30) while some smoked 'contraband' cigarettes--which cost only $2.50. Results showed that only 19% of contraband smokers tried to quit during the follow-up, compared to 30% of the other smokers. 11% of those smoking premium or discount cigarettes managed to quit smoking for 30 days, while only 4% of those smoking contraband cigarettes could do the same. Contraband cigarettes account for 42% of cigarette sales in Ontario.

 
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