As distributors of tobacco products, FWD members help to ensure that age-restricted goods are sold legally through responsible retailers.

FWD supports measures to prevent the illegal trade in counterfeit and duty-avoided cigarettes, and initiatives that raise awareness of the health harms associated with smoking. However, we believe legislation to reduce smoking rates among young people must be evidence based. 

We're working with Imperial Tobacco to encourage retailers and other cash and carry customers to report illicit activity in the tobacco market



Tobacco products in the supply chain upstream of the point of sale cannot influence attitudes to smoking as they are not visible to the public

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