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Secondhand Smoke is Poison
Monday, 19 June 2017
NEW figures suggest at least 1 in 10 North East children are still being exposed to toxic secondhand smoke in the home as a hard hitting new campaign by Fresh supported by the British Lung Foundation launches today.
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North East smoking rates down to record low
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Fresh has welcomed a new historic low for smoking rates in the North East published today by NHS Digital.
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Call for tougher penalties on illegal tobacco sales
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Fresh is calling for tougher penalties against people dealing in illicit tobacco as a national consultation looks at effective ways of tackling the black market.
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Ditch or switch for No Smoking Day
Tuesday, 07 March 2017
With No Smoking Day tomorrow (March 8) Fresh is urging smokers in the North East to "ditch or switch" to save money and improve health.
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Warning to light and social smokers
Monday, 20 February 2017
SMOKERS who've cut down are being warned they are still facing significant risks of cancer and heart disease unless they quit or switch as a campaign launches today.
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Pregnant women twice as likely to quit smoking with midwife support
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Pregnant women are almost twice as likely to quit smoking if they are supported from their first midwife appointment – and then are more likely to have heavier, healthier babies.
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£44m social care bill to North East councils from smoking (ASH press release)
Monday, 30 January 2017
NEW figures show that smoking is adding to England's social care crisis, with at least £80.
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Smoking causes heart disease - quit for New Year
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
SMOKERS are being urged to quit for New Year in a campaign that highlights the damaging effect smoking has on the heart, as it is revealed that 45 people a day die of cardiovascular disease caused by smoking - over 16,500 a year in England.
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"Ditch or switch" this Christmas to save money and improve health
Monday, 12 December 2016
Quitting could pay for a trip to Lapland by this time next year People who smoke in the North East are being encouraged to ditch tobacco or at least make the switch to an e-cigarette in the run up to Christmas to save money and improve health.
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Hospitals can help more smokers quit
Wednesday, 07 December 2016
Hospitals in the North East are making progress to help people quit smoking - but can play a greater role in the future to reduce pressure on wards.
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