The Record’s view: Government inaction enables contraband smokes market [Ontario, Canada]


Waterloo Region Record

The Ontario Convenience Store Association recently released the results from its third annual study aimed at understanding and escalating awareness surrounding the market share of untaxed cigarettes.

An independent research firm collected at least 150 cigarette butt samples from 133 sites across Ontario throughout October to determine the usage of contraband products. The research showed about 22 per cent of cigarette butts discarded — at locations such as public schools, hospitals and government buildings — were black-market cigarettes.

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