BONOKOSKI: When Big Tobacco has a solid case, you know there’s trouble

BONOKOSKI: When Big Tobacco has a solid case, you know there’s trouble

Big Tobacco has been all but gelded, with the final cut coming with legislation demanding its cigarettes soon be sold in the drabbest of plain packaging and with the scariest of health warnings.

Those cancer-riddled tongues? Bigger and bolder.

Cigarettes are already taxed extensively — 70% of the price of each legally-sold pack is federal and provincial taxes and therefore the driver behind the contraband black market — and must be hidden behind panels in every retail outlet to thwart consumer temptation.

BONOKOSKI: When Big Tobacco has a solid case, you know there’s trouble

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