A sniffer dog with a nose for illegal cigarettes is helping in a crackdown by Trading Standards in Cambridgeshire.
Phoebe the spaniel was helping to highlight the dangers of smuggled tobacco at a roadshow in Huntingdon.
Last week two Cambridgeshire shop owners were found guilty of selling illegal tobacco after their stash was discovered with the help of a sniffer dog.
Phoebe is six years old and had to train for six months to be a sniffer dog.
She has been detecting tobacco for the past four years.
Human beings have around 5 million smell receptors whereas sniffer dogs like Phoebe have more than 200 million so can detect the scent of tobacco among all the other smells she encounters.
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Members of the public can see Illegal Tobacco Unit sniffer dogs in action during the roadshow, demonstrating the skills used to help Trading Standards detect illicit tobacco.
Sellers of illegal tobacco target vulnerable communities where a large number of people smoke and have poorer health.
Illegal cigarettes are often sold in ones or twos making them affordable for children and young people.
Trading Standards recently seized over 25,000 cigarettes and 7.5kg of rolling tobacco as part of a joint operation in Cambridgeshire to tackle the sale of illegal cigarettes and tobacco.
The raids took place using tobacco detection dogs in March 2016.
The Illegal Tobacco Unit will visit:
- Wisbech - Tuesday 20 September (9.30am - 4pm)
- March - Wednesday 21 September (9.30am - 4pm)
- Ely - Thursday 22 September (9.30am - 4pm)
- St Neots - Friday 23 September (9.30am - 4pm)