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    Crime Stoppers: Sale of Illegal Cigarettes is Funding Bikers, Street Gangs and Terrorists
    September 18, 2017

    Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers Launches Hard-Hitting Public Awareness Campaign TORONTO – Monday, September 18, 2017 – Today, Crime Stoppers programs across Ontario officially launched a province-wide public awareness campaign to highlight the threats to our communities posed by the sale of illegal cigarettes. The campaign features a series of 30-second radio and print advertisements […]

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    Response to Ontario Budget – Need for Comprehensive Plan to Address Illegal Tobacco Market
    April 28, 2017

    The Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) was disappointed that the recent Ontario budget did not include a comprehensive, holistic solution to the growing threat of illegal tobacco. While the government did announce an increase to the tobacco tax, this increase is just a band aid – while the legal tobacco market will pay it, the […]

  • Contraband Tobaccoo Usage Rises Even Higher in 2016
    November 30, 2016

    Illegal Tobacco Use in Ontario Surpasses 30% New regulations on legal tobacco products could see contraband rate increase further The Ontario Convenience Store Association (OCSA), has released an updated study on illegal tobacco use across Ontario. For the third year in a row, the use of illegal tobacco has increased in most surveyed locations, and […]

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