Search Results Archives: October 2015

October 9, 2015

Illegal Cigarettes Account for Over 10% of Newfoundland Cigarettes

From: NACS/The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing

The Atlantic Convenience Stores Association has released the findings of a new study that show high numbers of contraband cigarettes are widely available.   

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland, Canada – New research commissioned by the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association (ACSA) shows that illegal cigarettes could account for more than 10% of all cigarettes smoked in Newfoundland.

“This is the second year that we’ve studied the prevalence of illegal cigarettes in Newfoundland and both studies indicate that it’s likely more than 10%,” said Mike Hammoud, president of the association, in a press release. “That’s way too high a number.”