TORONTO, May 20 /CNW/ - Every day in Ontario two convenience stores close their doors. That's enough for the members of the Canadian Convenience Store Association to invite media to the Oshawa stop of a 25-city Ontario tour aimed at pressuring members of the Federal and Provincial governments to intensify the fight against contraband tobacco in their communities.
After seven years of alarming growth, Ontario and Quebec have the highest concentration of illicit tobacco manufacturing operations, the majority of the high-volume smuggling points and the largest number of consumers of contraband tobacco according to the RCMP (2009 Update Report).
At the news conference, findings from a recent Cigarette Butt Study conducted at Oshawa high schools will be unveiled as well as the CCSA's new campaign to decrease contraband activity.
WHAT: Convenience store owners' anti-tobacco smuggling tour and release
of regional results from the new 2010 Cigarette Butt Study.
WHEN: Friday, May 21, 2010 at 10:30 AM
WHERE: Variety Plus Convenience Store, 3555 Thickson Road North, Whitby
WHO: Wendy Kadlovski - Chair of the Ontario Convenience Stores
Convenience store owners from the Oshawa area
Participants will be available for interviews following remarks.
SOURCE Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA)
For further information: For further information: Dianna Eakins, Media Contact, Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA), T. (905) 630-4208, E. email@example.com