Sniffer dogs have helped uncover thousands of pounds worth of illicit tobacco and cigarettes in Moray.
On 26th March 2006, Scotland, under the leadership of Labour First minister Jack McConnell, showed it was one of the most enlightened countries in Europe when the Scottish Government introduced a ban on cigarette smoking in public enclosed places.
A pension pot for north-east council workers has nearly £15 million invested in arms companies, it has emerged.
Two specially trained dogs were sent to sniff out the scent of illegal tobacco sales in Moray over the weekend.
NHS Highland has signed up to a campaign to tackle buying tobacco or cigarettes for under-18s.
One of the north's top health chiefs has criticised Highland Council for investing more than £26million in an industry that is crippling the country's health.
Highland Council is facing fresh calls to ban its pension fund from investing in tobacco after it emerged that its stake in the deadly industry increased last year.
Two men have been accused of trying to sell more than 12,000 illegal cigarettes from a north-east shop.
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