Category Archives: Public Health

Detection dogs pound the streets in fight against illegal tobacco

TRADING Standards Officers and their sniffer dogs will take to the streets of East Sussex this week to ask for the public’s help in tackling the sellers of illegal tobacco.

Illegal tobacco is known to make it easier for children to start smoking, as it is sold at cheap prices and there is evidence that its sale is linked to organised crime groups. Continue reading

Call for young men to test for chlamydia

Chlamydia campaignA NEW campaign is being launched in East Sussex highlighting how easy it is for young men to test for the UK’s most common sexually transmitted infection.

One in 12 people who test for chlamydia have the infection which, while there are often no noticeable signs, can cause a range of health issues, including those affecting fertility in men and women if left untreated. Continue reading