Know your Facts
Did you know fires are frequently caused by contraband cigarettes?
Illegal cigarettes lack the safety features that legal cigarettes have to prevent accidental fires.
The mechanism for self-extinguishing cigarettes is known as “reduced ignition propensity cigarettes,” This does not exist in contraband cigarettes putting everyone at risk!
If you are convicted of possessing unmarked cigarettes under the Ontario Tobacco Tax Act you may be fined three times the tax on the unmarked cigarettes you possessed plus face penalties of
200 unmarked cigarettes or less
more than 200 unmarked cigarettes but less than 1,001
more than 1,000 unmarked cigarettes but less than 10,001
more than 10,000 unmarked cigarettes
In addition, if it is not your first conviction for possessing unmarked cigarettes or if you are in possession of more than 10,000 unmarked cigarettes you may be sentenced to up to two years in jail.