...While The U.S. Remains The Land Of The Cheap Cigarette

While Canada has enacted one of the world's strongest antismoking programs, it is hardly alone in pushing up the price of cigarettes. In U.S. dollars at current exchange rates, the price of a pack of smokes in countries such as Ireland, Britain, Denmark, and Norway ranges from $3.02 in Ireland to $4.95 in Norway. In all of these countries, as in most European nations, taxes account for a least 70% of the retail price of cigarettes.

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