Smoking and vaping product seizures

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Hi there,

I hope this finds you well - I’m getting in touch with an FOI request as I would like to receive information on the following questions for your local authority area, spanning the past 5 years in total up to the latest available data.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I wish to request the following information:

- How many units of e-cigarettes/vaping devices/e-liquid goods were seized?
- How many units of cigarette packs were seized?
- The number of identified cases of illegal vaping products being in possession of, stocked, or sold by businesses
- How many fines or penalties have been issued for being in possession of, stocking, or selling illegal vapes?
- What was the value in £ pound sterling of each fine issued by your local authority?

Please present this data annually for each of the below periods:

1st January 2023 > 1st November 2023
1st January 2022 > 31st Dec 2022
1st January 2021 > 31st Dec 2021
1st January 2020 > 31st Dec 2020
1st January 2019 > 31st Dec 2019

If you could send the information over in a CSV or XLSX format, that would be ideal.

Please note: if you are unable to retrieve 5 years of data for the above-requested information within the available FOI cost limit, please reduce the number of years to the last 3 years, or as far back as possible, to the latest available date.

Thanks for your time,


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