A cocker spaniel named Bradley helped Trading Standards officers uncover thousands of illegal cigarettes in Hastings and Eastbourne. Bradley is one of three sniffer dogs looking for fake tobacco products. Sussex in the first county in the South East to use dogs to detect illegal tobacco.
Large shops and supermarkets throughout the region have removed their tobacco displays today. The government wants to curb the number of young people taking up smoking. Cigarettes and other products will be kept below the counter. A fifth of adults still smoke, despite health warnings.