Tag Archives : smoking


Detection dogs pound the streets of Plymouth to sniff out illegal tobacco

Local enforcement teams and their sniffer dogs took to the streets of Plymouth this week to ask for the public’s help in tackling the sellers of illegal tobacco. Illegal tobacco is known to make it easier for children to start smoking, as it is sold at cheap prices, and is also known to make communities […]


Clarification from Plymouth City Council on smoking estimates

Plymouth City Council would like to clarify the latest statistics estimating the number of young people smoking in the city. Public Health England has released statistics which suggest that 15.93% of young people aged 15 are regular or occasional smokers, compared with a national average of 12.71%, giving Plymouth one of the highest rates. Whilst […]


Raid on suspected suppliers of illegal tobacco

A raid was carried out by Trading Standards in Plymouth on Friday 4 July 2014 of a suspected supplier of illegal tobacco, but none was found. The raid took place in Devonport and come as a new campaign across the whole South West region is launched to make the public aware of the dangers of […]