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Don’t Be Complicit In Illicit

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The Scale of the Issue


"Dominated globally by organised criminals, the illicit trade damages legitimate business, undermines public health and facilitates the supply of tobacco to young people. The criminality involved, including the use of the proceeds to fund other crimes, has a devastating effect on individuals and communities across the UK and abroad."*

The Impact What's Being Done?

We all have a role to play to combat the issue.


Don’t be complicit in the illicit trade.

If you are aware of anybody selling illicit tobacco, you should contact HM Revenue & Customs’ Fraud Hotline on 0800 788 887, Trading Standards on 03454 04 05 06 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 – or click here to report it now.


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Tackling illicit tobacco: From leaf to light. The HMRC and Border Force strategy to tackle tobacco smuggling. March 2015