Past surveys by the TRA have shown that, in the worst affected areas, almost one third of independent retailers have considered closing their shop and more than half have considered laying off staff, due to the impact of smuggled, counterfeit and cross-border shopped tobacco in their area.
It is important to report any incidences of illegal tobacco selling that you are aware of. That way local authorities and enforcement bodies can understand the scale of the problem locally and allocate time and resources to do something about it.
You can report illegal activity using the form below. The more detail you can provide the better. You can even remain anonymous if that’s your preference .