An illegal tobacco unit - the first of its kind in the UK - is in Hull this week as part of a new education scheme.
The mobile hub is open to the public, for people to find out about the risks of illegal tobacco, focusing on the three main issues of enforcement, education and awareness.
The unit will be manned by a team made up of staff from Hull City Council's Trading Standards and Public Health teams, as well as police, stop smoking services and HMRC.
There will also be a sniffer dog which works with the specialists to search out hidden contraband.
Cllr Mike Thompson, portfolio holder with responsibility for public protection, said: "The unit is a great opportunity for members of the public to meet the teams tasked with tackling illegal tobacco as well as their canine partners".
Research suggest that levels of cancer-causing chemicals can be higher in counterfeit cigarettes.
The products have also not been subject to any of the safety checks required by law in the UK for legal products.