Monthly number of cigarettes sold in Canada 2014-2020

In January 2020, almost 1.3 billion cigarettes were sold in Canada, a slight decrease from the previous month. Over the last seven years, cigarettes were generally bought less frequently in the months of January and February, compared to the rest of the year.

The price of smokes

As of March 2018, Manitoba was home to the highest cigarette prices in Canada. On average, consumers within the province paid about 140 Canadian dollars per 200 sticks. At approximately 100 Canadian dollars, cigarettes were cheapest in Ontario and Quebec that year. The average retail price for cigarettes in Canada has increased considerably with each consecutive year since 2015.

Canadian smoking habits

When asked about Canadians’ cigarette habits in May 2019, nearly half of the respondents reported never to have smoked a single cigarette. About a third of Canadians stated they smoked in the past, but have quit their habit. Only about 15 percent of respondents smoked them regularly.

Monthly number of cigarettes sold in Canada from 2014 to 2020

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

January 2014 to January 2020

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.
Figures include cigarettes which contain tobacco including both regular and king sized, as well as filtered and plain varieties.

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