Stop Illegal Smokes

Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 10:03 AM

A Canada wide group wants Ontario to crack down on illegal smokes. 

The Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco is urging Northerners to take action against the epidemic of illegal tobacco that's plaguing their communities. 

They say 1 in 3 cigarettes purchased in Ontario are contraband, and in Northern Ontario that numbers jumps to an average of more than 54% illegal tobacco use.

The group also wants the Liberal government to put money in their budget to stop the gangs that traffic the smokes. (Photo supplied)