From: NACS Online
The measure advocates higher fines for contraband cigarettes and public education about tobacco consumption.
TORONTO, Ontario – Ontario’s convenience store retailers welcome a private member’s bill introduced by MPP Todd Smith, which seeks to address illegal tobacco through new measures for policing agencies and a public education campaign on the dangers of contraband in Ontario.
“The Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) is pleased with measures proposed in the Smoke-Free Schools Act that will increase penalties for those caught with illegal tobacco products,” said OCSA president Dave Bryans, in a press release. “Tax evasion through the purchase of contraband is a serious problem for our small businesses, and we are happy to see MPP Smith is keen to address this issue.”