Trading Standards manager Karen Tillett speaks out about operations conducted by the council, HMRC and the police in Waltham Forest

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Trading Standards Manager Karen Tillett is ‘speaking out’ this week about what the council is doing to prevent the sale of illicit alcohol and tobacco in Waltham Forest.

In the most recent operation with HMRC and police Trading Standards officers found that almost half of the premises they visited were selling counterfeit goods.

 

 

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2:18pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Thunderbird4 says...

The Golden Virginia, is easy to spot - but only after you've opened it; it smells awful, and as a partial smoker, inhaling, is like being choked by the smoke of a burning mattress.
The cheap wine, masquerading as a known brand, also tastes crap.

It's all easy to spot, but you have to buy it and open it first. I have never bought pukka tobacco from a "wine and food" shop.

If you want to stay healthier whilst continuing to smoke, buy your tobacco from a main supermarket.
The Golden Virginia, is easy to spot - but only after you've opened it; it smells awful, and as a partial smoker, inhaling, is like being choked by the smoke of a burning mattress. The cheap wine, masquerading as a known brand, also tastes crap. It's all easy to spot, but you have to buy it and open it first. I have never bought pukka tobacco from a "wine and food" shop. If you want to stay healthier whilst continuing to smoke, buy your tobacco from a main supermarket. Thunderbird4
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