The objective of the study was to determine the brand distribution of premium, discount, and native cigarette brands and to identify the factors associated with smoking these brands among a nationally representative sample of Canadian youth smokers.


Data from 3,137 current smokers in Grades 9 12 participating in the 2008 2009 Youth Smoking Survey (YSS) were used to examine the prevalence and factors associated with different cigarette brand preferences.


The most prevalent brand of cigarette smoked was premium cigarettes (44.7%), followed by discount cigarettes (33.7%), and to be native cigarettes (7.3%). There was significant variability in brand preference by province with the majority of youth in Atlantic Canada and Quebec smoking a discount brand of cigarettes and higher prevalence rates of native cigarette use in Ontario and Quebec. Respondents were more likely to smoke discount cigarettes if they were female, daily smokers, or if they only had $1 20 a week in spending money. Respondents were more likely to smoke native cigarettes if they were Aboriginal, heavier smokers, or if they reported having no weekly spending money.


A significant proportion of students from Grade 9 to 12 in Canada smoke cigarettes that are more affordable than premium brands and it appears that the market share for these more affordable cigarette options has increased in recent years. Given that the price of cigarettes is an important determinant in youth smoking behavior, it is critical to develop and continue to enforce tobacco control strategies designed to eliminate access to cheaper sources of cigarettes among youth populations.

Marlboro maker to launch its first e-cigarette brand

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But it will only be sold in Indiana for now Jun 11, 2013, 10 41 am EDT By Christopher Freeburn, InvestorPlace Writer

Starting in August, Altria Group (MO) will begin selling an electronic cigarette.

Altria is the final U.S. tobacco company to launch such a product. Users of electronic cigarettes inhale the vapors of heated liquid nicotine, but avoid the smoke and other chemicals associated with cigarettes. The product will be sold under the MarkTen brand, will be limited to Indiana for now, the Associated Press notes.

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The owner of the iconic Marlboro brand has not indicated whether it will produce TV ads for the electronic cigarette. It has also not said whether sales will be extended to other states.

Electronic cigarettes are powered by batteries. MarkTen users can discard their cigarettes when finished, or reuse them by obtaining fresh nicotine cartridges and a battery recharging kit.

The electronic cigarette will retail for about $9.50. It is made in China.

Shares of Altria were flat in Tuesday morning trading.

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