1 in 3 Cigarettes Sold in Ontario are Contraband

From: Press Release

OTTAWA, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ – Today, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) released results of a study highlighting 33% of cigarettes purchased in Ontario were illegal. In some parts of Ontario, 2 in 3 cigarettes were illegal.

Ontario continues to have the worst contraband tobacco problem in Canada– 1 in 3 of all cigarettes purchased in the province are illegal,” said Gary Grant, a 39-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service and national spokesperson for the NCACT. “This has been consistent since before the last provincial election. With the provincial budget to be delivered this week, now is the time to introduce proven, effective anti-contraband tobacco measures.”

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