Campaign success against Lancashire’s illegal tobacco trade
Lancashire Evening Post campaign hailed as success after 40 black market tobacco traders are prosecuted.
The Evening Post’s campaign to thwart Lancashire’s illicit tobacco trade was today hailed a success.
Since launching our ‘Don’t Let Them Make A Packet’, a total of 42 illicit tobacco dealers have been prosecuted and figures revealed the number of youngsters buying tobacco from unscrupulous dealers, operating from places like ice cream vans, has plunged.
County Council figures suggest around 50,000 people in Lancashire smoke illegal cigarettes, many believing they are getting a good deal by buying cheap tobacco without realizing the sickening story behind Lancashire’s illegal tobacco trade.
Our ‘Don’t Let Them Make A Packet’ aimed to increase information passed to authorities and increase the number of dealers prosecuted and brought to justice.