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New record low for smoking rates in the North East
Tuesday, 02 July 2019
SMOKING has fallen to its lowest level on record in the North East, latest figures for smoking prevalence out today have revealed.
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NE public supports action to tackle smoking
Monday, 01 July 2019
12 years on from England going smokefree, support for the Government to do more to tackle smoking is strong in the North East and continues to grow nationally: A YouGov poll, commissioned by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), has revealed that around three quarters of North East adults (74%)…
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Launch of the North East Vaping Standard
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
HEALTHCARE professionals in the North East are being encouraged to be open to patients switching to vaping to quit smoking as part of a new Vaping Standard designed to tackle the appalling burden of death and disease caused by tobacco.
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Fresh position statement on e-cigarettes
Sunday, 16 June 2019
Our position on e-cigartettes and vaping - for the public and health professionals This is an updated version of the position statement first published by Fresh in March 2015 which backs a harm reduction approach to helping smokers to quit or to switch to a less harmful product, and aims…
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Warning from ex-smoker Sue for Quit 16 campaign
Monday, 10 June 2019
 A FORMER smoker who was diagnosed with cancer aged just 47 is urging smokers to never give up on quitting for the launch of a new campaign.
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Calls for tobacco companies to pay - World No Tobacco Day 2019
Friday, 31 May 2019
NEW figures released for World No Tobacco Day (May 31) show more than 7/10 adults in the North East (73%) support calls for a "polluter pays" charge on tobacco companies to reduce smoking among adults and young people.
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Fresh welcomes new measures to crack down on illegal tobacco sales
Thursday, 16 May 2019
Fresh has welcomed new measures to crack down on illegal tobacco sales and has urged North East retailers to make sure they comply.
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Give quitting a go this No Smoking Day (March 13)
Monday, 25 March 2019
North East smokers are being encouraged to give quitting a go this No Smoking Day (March 13).
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Fresh calls on Ministers to create a smokefree generation
Monday, 04 March 2019
Fresh is calling on Ministers to look at a range of new prevention measures aimed at cutting youth and adult smoking and achieve the 'smokefree generation' envisaged in the Government's 2017 Tobacco Control Plan for England.
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Plea from cancer survivor to GPs
Monday, 04 March 2019
A FORMER smoker and cancer survivor whose story went around the world is encouraging more GPs to help patients to quit and avoid 16 different types of smoking-related cancer.
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