Illegal tobacco might not seem a big deal – but it is bad news for our community
Kids: People who sell illegal tobacco don’t care if they sell to kids, getting them hooked on a lethal addiction that kills one in two lifetime smokers.
Crime: It brings crime into our neighbourhoods – fuelling human trafficking, the drugs trade and loan sharks.
If someone is offering cheap tobacco in shops, pubs and clubs, from private houses or on the street, there’s usually a reason. It isn’t duty free or a new brand. It’s smuggled or fake.
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