Almost a quarter of all tobacco purchased in Eastbourne is illegal tobacco.

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.

People selling cheap, illegal tobacco at pocket-money prices are likely to be selling other things illegally (drugs, fake branded goods and alcohol), exposing our children to more dangers.

If you have any information about illegal tobacco sales in your area, you can report it anonymously by calling 0300 999 6999 or click the link below #illegaltobacco