Press releases

Campaigns are supported by ongoing public relations activity through the year as part of broader tobacco control communications. Local news stories about crackdowns, seizures and prosecutions can remind the public they can do something to keep the trade out of their local area, generate intelligence, and create a deterrent on people tempted to sell it.

The Illicit Tobacco Partnership has prepared the Illegal Tobacco PR Guide August 2016 for Trading Standards and other colleagues to engage local media when there is activity to tackle illicit tobacco taking place.

See the News section to see latest coverage, or click below to see our latest press releases.

7th August 2015:  People urged to keep illegal tobacco out of local communities (North East)

29th May 2015: World No Tobacco Day highlights illegal trade (North East)

10th June 2014:  Fresh pours water on tobacco industry survey (North East)

3rd April 2014:  Review paves way for standard tobacco packs (North East)

27th February 2014:  Fresh welcomes Europe’s Tobacco Products Directive (North East)

30th January 2014:  Fresh welcomes ‘momentous day for health’ in the Lords (North East)

1st May 2013:  Illegal tobacco down to record low (North East)

Click here and search for ‘tobacco’ to see HM Revenue & Customs press releases.