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Illegal tobacco crackdown across Somerset
8:24am Tuesday 26th February 2013 in News
A CAMPAIGN has begun to tackle the trade in illegal tobacco in Somerset.
Authorities say more than £1.8billion is lost every year to the trade in the UK.
County public health chief Stewart Brock said: “Illegal tobacco enables young people to buy cheaply when otherwise it would often be too expensive to consider.
“The illegal trade undermines our fight against cancer, lung and cardio-vascular diseases, which kill almost 900 people a year in Somerset.”
Events promoting the campaign will be staged across the county next month.