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Illegal Cigarettes
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 Halton Crime Stoppers supports provincial awareness campaign alerting public to concerns of illegal cigarettes

For immediate release:

Halton Crime Stoppers is once again supporting an initiative of the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers to warn of concerns related to the sale and use of illegal cigarettes.

This province wide awareness program serves as a reminder to the campaign Crime Stoppers of Halton launched in November 2015 which urged people to think about where their money is going when they purchase contraband cigarettes and other tobacco products.

In addition to the loss of $1 billion a year to the Ontario treasury, money generated from the sale of illegal cigarettes goes to fund organized crime and terrorist activities.

“It’s not a victimless crime,” said Cal Millar, chair of Halton Crime Stoppers. “In addition to fuelling crime at the local, national and international levels, illicit tobacco products pose major health threats to the public and make it easier for young people to start smoking.

The Ontario campaign is using 30-second radio spots and newspaper public service announcements to encourage people to call Crime Stoppers if they know where illegal cigarettes are being sold.

In addition, a news release being distributed by the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers says the RCMP and other police organizations indicate the distribution of guns and drugs are being financed through illegal tobacco sales as well as many human trafficking operations.

“Given the close connection between illegal cigarettes and its funding of criminal activity in our communities, it’s important to educate and empower members of the community to safely make a difference by calling Crime Stoppers,” said Sean Sportun, a Director of the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers.

Contact:         Sean Sportun

                        416-904-3805
                        sean.sportun@ontariocrimestoppers.com

         
                       Detective Constable Jodi Richmond

                        Coordiantor – Halton Crime Stoppers

                        905-825-4747   ext. 5118