Media Invitation - Canadian Convenience Stores Association Unveils New
Campaign aimed at Decreasing Contraband Tobacco Use in Belleville

TORONTO, May 19 /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 Belleville 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 the CCSA's new campaign aimed at local politicians to join the fight against contraband activity will be unveiled.


    WHAT:   Convenience store owners' anti-contraband tobacco campaign

    WHEN:   Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 3:30 p.m.

    WHERE:  Tickets Plus, 214 Front Street, Belleville, ON

    WHO:    Steve Tennant - Vice-President of the Ontario Convenience Stores
            Convenience store owners from the Belleville area

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.

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