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Illegal Tobacco

- The Real Cost

Far from being a victimless crime, the illegal tobacco trade makes it easier for children to start smoking, takes advantage of cash-strapped families, and helps fund organised crime.

In February 2011 a range of organisations in the South West of England, including those in health and enforcement sectors, turned their focus to illegal tobacco and have been working collaboratively as part of an ongoing programme to stamp it out.

We have been speaking to members of the public, as well as the experts, to discover the real cost of illegal tobacco. Hear what they have to say in this four minute video.