Contraband tobacco is increasingly becoming a problem in the province.
According to a recent study, it's popping up in places you may not expect it to like schools, hospitals and even transit stations.
In October and November, Ontario Convenience Store Association researchers picked up cigarette butts in these public places. Tests show 1 in 5 cigarettes sold in the province are contraband.
Some local numbers are even more staggering - contraband found at Kipling Collegiate Institute in Toronto was over 30 per cent, it was over 42 per cent at the Oshawa Shopping Centre, and almost 41 per cent Brampton GO station.
By comparison, the number at Fallsview Casino in Niagara was 40 per cent.
CEO Dave Bryans he wants the province to not only educate the public about contraband but also follow through with a budget promise to crack down on it.
As for where this contraband tobacco is coming from, Bryans points to native reserves and networks in the US.
He underlines kids 18 and under won't be sold cigarettes in stores but it's an anything goes attitude with contraband. Which is why he repeated calls for the province to make possession and consumption of tobacco illegal for anyone who is underage.