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Nova Scotia flavoured tobacco ban start date unreasonable, costly to industry

April 22, 2015

40 days simply not long enough to clear wholesale and retail product   HALIFAX – [April 22, 2015]: The timing of plans by the Government of Nova Scotia to ban most flavoured tobacco products starting May 31st is unreasonable say convenience store retailers.   “I have flavoured tobacco inventory that will take at least six…


ACSA extremely disappointed with Nova Scotia Tobacco Access Act amendments to ban most flavoured tobacco products

April 20, 2015

The Nova Scotia government has tabled amendments to the Tobacco Access Act that will ban almost all flavoured tobacco products. Mike Hammoud, president of the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association, says that there is no basis in reality for doing this.   “The big issue was the candy-flavoured tobacco products that were clearly targeting minors,” says…


Banning all flavoured tobacco won’t be effective

March 24, 2015

Proposed ban unfairly targets law-abiding retailers and consumers   DARTMOUTH – March 24, 2015: A ban on menthol tobacco by the Nova Scotia government will not be effective because there are too many alternatives available to consumers says the association representing Atlantic Canada’s convenience store industry.   The provincial government is expected to introduce legislation…


Provincial Budget Time

March 10, 2015

How are your tobacco sales doing? Did you know that the provincial government’s estimates of tobacco tax revenue are well short of what they were estimating for this year? Illegal tobacco activity and growth in the sales of e-cigarettes and more appear to be the culprits.   When tax revenues come up short of budgets,…

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