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Government of Ontario lawsuit is “hypocrisy”, says Imperial Tobacco Canada

Tweet Tobacco company sees attempted $50 billion cash grab by Ontario as political stunt, unrelated to addressing alleged health concerns MONTREAL, Sept. 29 /CNW Telbec/ – Imperial Tobacco Canada is stunned that a province in which close to 50 per cent of tobacco products purchased are illegal is targeting the legal industry while continuing to turn a blind eye to illegal tobacco sales. “We find it unbelievable that the Government of ... Jump to full article >>

Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco: Ontario Needs a Comprehensive Plan On Contraband Tobacco

Tweet Reducing Tobacco Taxes is Ineffective and Unsound Strategy and Puts Public Health at Risk he rampant contraband tobacco problem in Ontario needs a comprehensive solution, and cutting provincial tobacco taxes should not be part of the plan, according to the Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco (OCAT). Members of the group have unanimously rejected Bill 199, a private member’s bill aimed at reducing taxation on tobacco in Ontario, whi ... Jump to full article >>

Blackmarket butts put teens in danger

Tweet Ontario teens are increasingly buying illegal cigarettes from street dealers so it may be time to ban tobacco possession by young people under the age of 19, a spokesman for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) says. Gary Grant, a retired Toronto Police staff superintendent, said studies of butts found around high schools show that young smokers are going to black market vendors to purchase cigarettes for as little as p ... Jump to full article >>