Roadshow will provide information about illegal cigarettes and tobacco

Yoyo the sniffer dog will be at the roadshowsPicture: Norfolk County Council

Yoyo the sniffer dog will be at the roadshowsPicture: Norfolk County Council - Credit: Archant

Norfolk County Council Trading Standards officers will be visiting Thetford.

The visit is part of a roadshow, also visiting King’s Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Norwich, and will help people find out more about illegal cigarettes and tobacco and the hazards they pose.

People will also be able to meet Yoyo the tobacco sniffer dog who has played a big part in successful seizures of illegal tobacco made by officers in the past year.

So far a two-year clampdown on rouge traders has seen Norfolk County Council’s Trading Standards and Public Health teams seize more than 1.3m illegal cigarettes in addition to 123kg of illegal hand rolling tobacco with 11 traders being prosecuted.

Also present at the roadshow will be trainee sniffer dogs Peggy and Maggie and Smokefree Norfolk will provide help on quitting smoking.

They will be at Kings Square on Thursday between 9am-5pm.