CANADA CIGARETTE TAX CUT EXPECTED TO BOOST SALES

OTTAWA -- A major slash in the Canadian cigarette tax is expected to boost supermarket sales, Canadian industry officials told SN.The Canadian federal government here decided to cut taxes on a carton of cigarettes by Canadian $5 (U.S. $3.72) a carton, in an effort to eliminate widespread smuggling that has resulted from cigarette prices that are substantially higher than in the United States.However,

OTTAWA -- A major slash in the Canadian cigarette tax is expected to boost supermarket sales, Canadian industry officials told SN.

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