PEOPLE in Chard and Ilminster are being asked to help protect children from the harmful effects of pocket money price illegal tobacco.

A campaign aims to increase awareness and encourage fewer people to buy it and urges whistleblowers to report it.

The initiative is being run by Somerset County Council and Smokefree South West.

Selling illegal tobacco is a criminal offence - you can report it to Devon and Somerset Trading Standards at www.devonsomersetradingst anonymously at www.stop-illegaltobacco. or call Crimestoppers on 0800- 555111.