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Gas pump climate change warning labels

May 7, 2015

The ACSA submitted the following letter to Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc in response to their recent resolution to encourage the use of point-of-sale gas pump climate change warning labels.   May 7, 2015 Mayor George LeBlanc City of Moncton 655 Main Street Moncton, NB E1C 1E8   Via email:   Subject: Gas pump climate change…


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,…


Industry Association Supports Illegal Tobacco Busts at Convenience Stores

January 28, 2015

Industry association supports illegal tobacco busts at convenience stores   HALIFAX, [January 28th, 2015]: The association representing Atlantic Canada’s convenience store retailers fully supports the arrest of several Halifax-area convenience store retailers involved in the sale of illegal tobacco.   “There are about 985 convenience store locations in Nova Scotia,” says Mike Hammoud, president of…


Les dépanneurs du Canada Atlantique soulignent la Semaine nationale sans fumée

January 22, 2015

Les dépanneurs du Canada Atlantique soulignent la Semaine nationale sans fumée   L’Association encourage les gouvernements provinciaux à faire plus pour contrer la vente illégale de produits du tabac   HALIFAX (19 janvier 2015) En reconnaissance de la Semaine nationale sans fumée, l’Association des dépanneurs de l’Atlantique (ACSA) encourage les gouvernements provinciaux du Canada Atlantique…


Will Nova Scotia Ban all Flavoured Tobacco Products?

January 21, 2015

WILL NOVA SCOTIA BAN ALL FLAVOURED TOBACCO PRODUCTS?   The Nova Scotia government will introduce legislation this spring to ban the sale of some — and quite possibly all — flavoured tobacco products. That includes menthol cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos, pipe tobacco, non-tobacco chews…everything.   The government’s concern is products targeting underage kids. Flavoured kiddy…


Atlantic Canada’s Convenience Store Retailers Recognize National Non-Smoking Week

January 19, 2015

Atlantic Canada’s convenience store retailers recognize National Non-Smoking Week   Association encourages provincial governments to get tougher on illegal tobacco sales   HALIFAX (January 19th, 2015) In recognition of National Non-Smoking Week, the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association (ACSA) is encouraging Atlantic Canada’s provincial governments to get tougher on illegal tobacco sales to reduce the harm…


ACSA – January 2015 Newsletter

January 16, 2015

NL Gas Retailers Win 2.48 cpl Increase in Retail Gas Margin Following a comprehensive review of the regulated margins on motor and heating fuels in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Board of Governors of Public Utilities made a number of upward adjustments that included a 2.48 cents per litre increase in the retail gas margin. The…

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