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Addressing Area-level Disparities in Prices of Tobacco and Vaping Products in Ontario and Québec


Associations between socio-economic status and smoking are well documented. In Canada, while overall smoking prevalence has fallen over time, socio-economic status differences in smoking have remained the same. Evidence strongly suggests that area-level differences in tobacco pricing exist as prices of tobacco products have been found to be lower in low socio-economic status neighbourhoods and when the percentage of youth in the neighbourhood is high. Read more evidence and insights on addressing area-level disparities in prices of tobacco and vaping products in Ontario and Québec.

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