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Tackling Illegal Tobacco

TMBC Trading Standards is everyone’s business and we want to make sure, you as customers are being sold products fairly… 

“Did you know that you could be sold counter-fit cigarettes without knowing?

If you believe you have been sold fake cigarettes or know a shop selling fake cigarettes you can report this anonymously at:

People selling illegal tobacco can do more damage than they realise because cheap illegal tobacco:
  • Makes it easier for children and young people to start smoking and become addicted
  • Draws otherwise honest people into dealing with criminals
Makes your community attractive to criminals
For more information please visit:
Visit  to view full information on up to date Trading Standards Information and News. If you need further advice please contact the Citizens Advice Bureau on 03454 040506 or visit their website  
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