More than a third of smokers in Bath and North East Somerset admit they've bought illegal tobacco, the highest in the region.
The survey findings coincide with a new crackdown on bootleg tobacco which police say is often linked to organised crime and costs the exchequer almost two billion pounds in lost revenue each year.
Across the South West one in five smokers say they've bought illegal tobacco.
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