Lancashire Trading Standards Alcohol & Tobacco Team
Lancashire Trading Standards Alcohol & Tobacco Team

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New e-learning courses launched

Trading Standards has released two courses designed to reduce vulnerability, exploitation and trafficking in the night-time economy and to prevent the supply of alcohol to under 18s - Read More

Trading Standards

Trading Standards enforces legislation in Lancashire preventing the illegal sale of alcohol, tobacco and other age restricted products to young people. This involves undertaking test purchasing operations at retail premises, providing advice and support to retailers, with a particular emphasis on small businesses, who sell age restricted products.

We provide support to enable businesses to comply with legal requirements and also to raise awareness of their wider social responsibilities around the harmful effects these products can have on both individuals and communities.

Alcohol and Tobacco Team

In order to deliver a holistic response to underage sales issues, the Alcohol and Tobacco team takes a multi-agency approach to preventative and intervention opportunities. The aims are to raise awareness of the effects of alcohol and tobacco on the life chances of young people and the impacts they have on communities. This is achieved through research and consultation, producing and commissioning information and educational materials, developing and implementing strategies involving partner agencies, the community and young people.

This joined up approach to tackling underage alcohol and tobacco issues contributes towards the health and well-being of Lancashire’s young people and communities. The team has played a significant role in reducing the availability of alcohol and tobacco to young people since 2005 and has had success in reducing the levels of anti-social behaviour in targeted areas.

Education Resources

Every Action Has Consequences

Energy Drinks

Legal Highs

Poly Substance Misuse

Multiple Risk Behaviour/Child Sexual Exploitation

Primary Aged Alcohol and Tobacco Education

Report It or Contact Us

If you have information relating to underage sales that you would like to report or you want to contact us

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