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The silver bullet for the task force is a change in public attitude; a day when "law abiding" citizens who buy illegal tobacco realize they are financing biker gangs and other criminal elements.

No group of convenience stores, especially the mom and pop variety, is more adversely affected by the flourishing cigarette smuggling business than those in Cornwall and Saucony Type A6 Womens

Legal cigarette sales have dropped dramatically since the revival of the smuggling business in wake of sharp tax increases. It means less traffic in and out of their stores. If customers aren't coming in to buy cigarettes, they aren't buying other items. One family operated store estimates sales Saucony Blue And Red

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have dropped 50%.

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´╗┐Store owners losing out to smuggling business

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district. They are at ground zero, literally a stone's throw from the action.

Ironically, the health groups that advocate higher cigarette taxes and the smuggling cartels are on the same page. Higher taxes are good for the illegal cigarette business. It's a booming business that takes millions of dollars out of government coffers while supplying the criminal element with a lucrative financial pipeline. side of Akwesasne. The majority of the product is brought across the St. Lawrence River between Valleyfield and Cornwall then shipped across Saucony Grid 6000

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the country. There are few regions in Canada where illegal cigarettes are not available.

This is far more complex than enforcing a seatbelt law or catching speeders on Highway 401.

The theory is that the more expensive cigarettes become, the more smokers will be encouraged to give up smoking. It has had limited success. Especially in this part of the province where far cheaper illegal smokes are readily available . to adults and teens.

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The Canadian Convenience Stores Association thinks it has the solution. It wants federal and provincial governments to set a target of cutting the supply of illegal cigarettes reaching Canada by 90% this year. This, the association says, would Reebok Dmx make manufacturing illegal smokes unprofitable.

Obviously, asking the Cornwall Regional Task Force to take down 90% of the illegal smokes crossing the St. Lawrence River is not a realistic request.

It is estimated that Canadian law enforcement agencies seize 10 15% of illegal cigarette shipments.

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