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Event to raise awareness of illegal tobacco

Date: 13/09/2011           Category: Community Safety

Public health officers will be in Chatham tomorrow (Wednesday) to highlight the issue of illegal tobacco, talk to shoppers and visitors and raise awareness of issue.

The team will be in the High Street from 10am and will also be joined by colleagues from the Stop Smoking Service.

The illegal tobacco initiative is a partnership between NHS Medway, Medway Council, Department of Health, trading standards and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and aims to reduce the supply and demand of illegal tobacco.

If you think someone maybe selling illegal tobacco, contact the hotline on 0800 59 5000.