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May 14, 2019, 11:52 ET Anti-Contraband Spokesperson Condemns the Federal Government for Making Legal Packaging Same as Illegal

OTTAWA, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Gary Grant, the National Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT), condemned the Federal Government for moving ahead with plain...


Apr 11, 2019, 17:01 ET Budget 2019 Lacks Clear Path to Address the Flourishing Trade of Contraband Tobacco in Ontario

TORONTO, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Gary Grant, the National Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) partook in the Ontario Budget 2019 Lock-up. The budget,...


Feb 26, 2019, 09:30 ET Budget 2019 Must Check All The Boxes in Order to Address the Contraband Tobacco Problem in Ontario

QUEEN'S PARK, ON, Feb. 26, 2019 /CNW/ -Today, Gary Grant, the National Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) unveiled the Legislative Checklist to Effectively...


Nov 16, 2018, 08:30 ET National Coalition commends Ontario Government on Taking First Step in Contraband Tobacco Enforcement

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Yesterday, the Ontario Minister of Finance Victor Fedeli, released the Fall Economic Statement, which highlighted the government's plan to address the province's...


Oct 15, 2018, 10:30 ET 1 in 3 Cigarettes Sold in Ontario are Contraband

Illegal Cigarettes are rampant in Ontario, and new packaging regulations will only make things worse OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT)...


Oct 15, 2018, 06:00 ET Media Advisory - Anti-Contraband Tobacco Coalition to Release New Details on Size and Scope of Illegal Cigarettes in Canada

OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Who: Gary Grant, National Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT), a 39 year veteran of the Toronto Police Service and the founder of...


Jun 11, 2018, 10:16 ET New Ontario Government Should Prioritize Contraband Tobacco

OTTAWA, June 11, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the NCACT called on the incoming Ontario government to pritoritize addressing Ontario's booming illegal cigarette trade. "There are clear opportunities for the...


May 31, 2018, 14:53 ET Action, Not Studies, Needed on Illicit Tobacco

OTTAWA, May 31, 2018 /CNW/ - On World No Tobacco Day, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) highlighted that Canada's largest tobacco control challenge remains Canada's booming...


May 10, 2018, 17:28 ET Bill S-5 Will Open the Floodgates for Illegal Tobacco in Canada

OTTAWA, May 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) warned the Federal Government and the public that the passing of Bill S-5, An act to amend the Tobacco...


Mar 28, 2018, 18:23 ET More Detail Needed on Ontario Budget's Actions to Address Contraband Tobacco

TORONTO, March 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) welcomed the Ontario government's announcement that it will be introducing new measures to address the ...


Feb 28, 2018, 12:22 ET Federal Budget Falls Short with Expedited Tax Increase on Regulated Tobacco and a Lack of Dedicated Funding to Prevent Contraband Tobacco Use

OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) calls foul on the Federal Government's mixed messages on tobacco control in the 2018 budget. The budget...


Feb 22, 2018, 13:30 ET Ontario Government Must Take Action on Illegal Cigarette Market

TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) pushed for an increased response in Ontario to address the province's contraband tobacco problem. The...


Oct 20, 2017, 11:56 ET When Will There Be an Ontario Illegal Tobacco Enforcement Summit?

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) highlighted the hypocrisy evident in Ontario's Cannabis Legalization Enforcement Summit in terms of the ...


Sep 08, 2017, 14:49 ET Ontario Approach to Marijuana Adopts Unused Contraband Tobacco Best Practices

OTTAWA, Sept. 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) highlighted that Ontario's proposed new Marijuana sales and enforcement policy includes actions it...


Aug 14, 2017, 12:00 ET NCACT Meets with Northern Ontario Leaders to Discuss Illegal Tobacco Epidemic, Solution that Sees Municipalities Benefitting

Ontario municipalities should seek provincial action to curb illegal tobacco problems OTTAWA, Aug. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, Gary Grant, National Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against...


May 31, 2017, 09:54 ET Recognizing World No Tobacco Day by Taking Aim at Illegal Tobacco

OTTAWA, May 31, 2017 /CNW/ - On World No Tobacco Day, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) highlighted that Canada's flourishing trade in illegal cigarettes remains the largest...


Apr 27, 2017, 18:39 ET Ontario Budget Leaves Millions In Tobacco Smugglers Pockets

Ontario should look to Quebec, where enhanced enforcement netted $180 million in 2015-2016 TORONTO, April 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Once again, the Ontario provincial budget missed an opportunity to introduce ...


Apr 25, 2017, 17:23 ET 1 in 3 Cigarettes Sold in Ontario are Contraband

Illegal Cigarette Rates in Ontario as High as 64% OTTAWA, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) released results of a study highlighting 33% of...


Feb 28, 2017, 17:43 ET Closed-Door Forum on Tobacco Control Held in Ottawa Starts Today, Key Stakeholders Groups Shut Out of Conversation

In spite of highlighting illegal tobacco in their consultation, Health Canada denies subject matter experts from participating in discussion OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - The National Coalition...


Jan 23, 2017, 10:07 ET Average of 1 in 3 Cigarettes Sold in Ontario are Contraband

Illegal Cigarette Rates In Ontario as High as 59% OTTAWA, Jan. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) released results of a study highlighting 32% of...


Sep 15, 2016, 11:45 ET Average of 1 in 3 Cigarettes Sold in Ontario are Contraband

Illegal Cigarette Rates In Ontario as High as 59% OTTAWA, Sept. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) released results of a study highlighting 31% of...


Jul 29, 2016, 10:44 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Anti-Contraband Spokesperson to Visit Communities Impacted by the Maritimes Illegal Cigarette Trade/

FREDERICTON, July 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Who: Gary Grant, National Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) What: Mr. Grant will be visiting communities in New Brunswick...


Jul 25, 2016, 14:07 ET Media Advisory - Anti-Contraband Spokesperson to Visit Communities Impacted by the Maritimes Illegal Cigarette Trade

FREDERICTON, July 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Who: Gary Grant, National Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) What: Mr. Grant will be visiting communities in New Brunswick...


May 31, 2016, 12:03 ET World No Tobacco Day and Ontario's Billion Dollar Illegal Tobacco Problem

TORONTO, May 31, 2016 /CNW/ - Today is the World Health Organization's World No Tobacco Day, something particularly relevant to Ontario given the province's massive contraband tobacco problem, where...


May 30, 2016, 09:41 ET Media Advisory - World No Tobacco Day and Ontario's Billion Dollar Illegal Tobacco Problem

OTTAWA, May 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Who: Gary Grant, National Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT), a 39 year veteran of the Toronto Police Service and the founder of...