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Illegal Tobacco Roadshow Tuesday 16th July!
What is illegal tobacco?
Illegal tobacco products (such as cigarettes and hand rolled tobacco) that have been smuggled/bootlegged (duty free) into the country or are fake/counterfeit (illegally produced). They are considerably cheaper than what is sold legally with prices ranging from £3.50 to £7 per packet.
The sale of single cigarettes – ‘singles’ is also illegal.
What to look out for?
Tell-tale signs of illegal tobacco include:
Packets with foreign language health warnings
No pictures or old style health warnings
Being much cheaper than normal cigarettes (i.e. £3.50 - £7.00 per pack of 20)
Branded instead of plain packaging
Unusual or foreign brand names, such as Jin Ling – or those from Russia and the Far East
Illegal tobacco has been found in a range of shops across London, hidden in secret locations such as holes in the staircase, beneath shop floors, on back shelves, or hidden away in nearby parked vehicles. Private homes are also used to sell illegal tobacco in London as well as pubs, nail bars and cafes. Illegal tobacco is also sold on the street by illicit traders.
New Proud Hackney Quitters added!
More and more Proud Hackney Quitters want to share their stories about quitting smoking with us! Visit the page clicking the button below to find some new faces and stories. They all share relatable, motivating stories with useful tips & tricks to quit smoking your way!
Smokefree Pledge Signing
Our partners from Homerton University Hospital, East London Foundation Trust, GP Confederation and City & Hackney CCG signed the Smokefree Pledge on September 14th!
We too at Whittington Health have already signed this important pledge so we’re thrilled to see our local partners doing the same as it’s just one more step that helps showcase and strengthen our shared vision and goals.
Our specialists throughout Hackney are there to help you quit smoking! You can see them at our community clinics, GP Hubs, and Pharmacies all around Hackney, click here to find the most convenient clinic near you!
Quitting can make improvements to your lifestyle and health in ways you might not expect.