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Ecigs increase smokers' chances of quitting - but use decreases
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
SMOKERS could be giving themselves a better chance of quitting if they switch completely to vaping with an e-cigarette, according to a major international review published today [14th October] [1].
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Quit this Stoptober and feel happier
Friday, 09 October 2020
This World Mental Health Day (10th Oct) smokers in the North East are being urged to consider how quitting smoking could improve their health but also their happiness.
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Smoking to blame for £604million a year economic loss
Thursday, 24 September 2020
NEW figures paint a stark picture of how smoking not only harms the health of lifelong smokers but damages their employment prospects and earnings too - like Sue Mountain from South Tyneside.
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Put your lungs first for Stoptober
Monday, 21 September 2020
Smokers in England are being encouraged to put their lungs first, strengthen their immune system and breathe easier ahead of flu season for Stoptober.
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Over half of smokers are smoking at home around others
Thursday, 10 September 2020
  Worrying new figures suggest that over half of smokers are smoking inside the home around others, including children and adult non-smokers.
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Lockdown exposes reality of illegal tobacco market
Thursday, 20 August 2020
Tight restrictions on international travel have exposed the reality behind the illegal tobacco market – and it's not duty frees that are for sale.
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One million smokers appeal
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Smoking has been linked with more serious Coronavirus cases and research suggests more than one million people in the UK – like David below - quit smoking since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic to protect their health.
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Cancer survivor Sue: Government must take action on smoking
Wednesday, 22 July 2020
280 children a day in England start smoking [1] and over 15 people a day in the North East die from it.
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84,000 North East smokers quit since COVID - a higher rate than anywhere
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
NEW FIGURES out today suggest 84,000 people in the North East have stopped smoking since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country – the highest rate in the UK.
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Half century decline in smoking
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
ONLY around one in 7 people in the North East now smoke, according to new figures out this week.
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