Smoking is the UK's leading cause of early death and
disease. Over 80,000 avoidable deaths are caused every year
as the result of a smoking-related illness and one in every
two long-term users of tobacco will die early.
Illegal tobacco might not sound like such a big deal, but for
many people living in the North of England it's a real burning
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.
Take a look around this website for more information on the
damage illegal tobacco is doing in your area and help us drive it
out for good.
If you'd like to share some information and help keep it out,
click on the Crimestoppers logo on the left to get in touch - it's
free and you won't be asked for your name or contact details.
World first programme
This campaign supports a world first, comprehensive
programme to tackle the demand for and the supply of illegal
tobacco across communities. Independent evaluation shows that
our campaigns are successful at how the public think and act
towards the illegal tobacco trade. The 'Get Some Answers'
campaign is part of broader media and communications activity to
help denormalise the use of tobacco.