OTTAWA, Sept. 26, 2012 /CNW/ -
|Who:||Gary Grant, National Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT)|
|What:||Grant will be highlighting NCACT's call for more federal action on illegal cigarettes.|
|Why:||Contraband tobacco is a major problem in Canada, particularly in Ontario. Illegal cigarettes fund the activities of more than 175 criminal gangs, including drugs, guns, and human smuggling. Contraband's low price and easy availability also makes it a prime source of youth smoking.|
|When:||September 27th at 10:30 AM. Grant will also be available for a photo opportunity with NCACT's Ottawa ad campaign at 11:30|
|Where:||Charles Lynch Room, Centre Block, Ottawa, ON (press conference) and the bus shelter immediately outside of the Confederation Building (photo opportunity)|
The National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco is a Canadian advocacy group formed with the participation of businesses, organizations and individuals concerned about the growing danger of contraband cigarettes. NCACT members share the goals of working together to educate people and urge government to take quick action to stop this growing threat.
The members of the NCACT include: Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA), Retail Council of Canada, Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Canadian Tobacco Manufacturers Council, National Convenience Stores Distributors Association (NACDA), Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Frontier Duty Free Association, Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers, Fédération des Chambres de Commerce du Québec (FCCQ), Conseil du Patronat du Québec (CPQ), l'Association des marchands dépanneurs et épiciers du Québec (AMDEQ), Toronto Crime Stoppers, National Citizen's coalition, The Customs & Immigration Union (CIU), the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.
SOURCE: National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco
For further information:
To arrange interviews with Mr. Grant, please contact:
Michael Powell, NCACT Public Affairs
Telephone: 613-797-7313 (cell); 1-866-566-5961 (office)