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Letter to Public Health Minister re first counterfeit plain packs of cigarettes 15 November 2017

15th November 2017 Mr Steve Brine MP Public Health Minister Department of Health Richmond House 79 Whitehall London, SW1A 2NS Dear Minister, I am writing to you regarding the discovery by law enforcement agencies of the first counterfeit tobacco plain packages. I believe that these seizures have taken place at multiple locations across both England […]

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Follow up letter to the Public Health Minister – January 2018

We wrote to the Public Health Minister again as we have not received a reply since our letter of 15 November 2017. 03 January 2018 Mr Steve Brine MP Public Health Ministe Department of Health Richmond House 79 Whitehall London, SW1A 2NS Dear Mr Brine, I wrote to you on 15th November regarding the discovery […]

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Letter to Morris Fraser – Head of Scottish Tobacco Control

Please click on the link below that will open a separate window with a copy of a letter from the TRA National Spokesperson Suleman Khonat to the Head of Tobacco Control Team in Scotland, Mr Morris Fraser, regarding the discovery of first counterfeit plain packaging of cigarettes. SK letter to Morris Fraser 15 Dec 2017_counterfeit […]

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TRA letter to the Welsh Assembly on their plans on retail density using data from the registration scheme.

22nd November 2017 Ms Rebecca Evans AM Minister for Social Services and Public Health National Assembly for Wales Cardiff Bay Cardiff CF99 1NA< Dear Ms Evans, I am writing to you in my capacity as the National Spokesperson for the Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance (TRA). The TRA represents and campaigns on behalf of legitimate retailers who […]

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Budget Reaction: Hammond Hammers Small Tobacco Retailers

Responding to today’s tobacco duty increase, Suleman Khonat, spokesperson for the TRA said: “The decision to raise tobacco duties for the second time this year is a hammer blow for the nation’s shopkeepers and a massive own goal by the Government. It will simply drive more and more customers to the illegal market and allow […]

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