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The sleeping dog of contraband cigarettes


SHANNONVILLE, Ont. – So here we are, in Deb’s Restaurant, cigarettes burning away in the ashtrays, waiting for one of the blue-plate specials to come off the grill.

It is not a time warp. We are in the early days of 2016, and not 2006 when smoking was about to be banned in all public places in this province.

Just a few klicks down the road, in the central Ontario city of Belleville, a Mac’s Milk is selling a large pack of 25 Player’s cigarettes for $14, all taxes in, as legal as legal can be.


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