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

TORONTO, June 1 /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 Chatham 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:     Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 10 a.m.

    WHERE:    Speed-D Mart, 504 Bloomfield Road, Chatham

    WHO:      Mr. Steve Tennant, Vice-President, Ontario Convenience Stores
              Convenience store owners from the Chatham 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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