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Four in 10 smokers plan to quit in 2021
Monday, 11 January 2021
FOUR out of 10 smokers (43%) plan to quit in 2021, according to a new survey from Public Health England which shows 7 out of 10 adults are motivated to make healthier lifestyle changes in 2021.
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Make 2021 the year you quit
Friday, 18 December 2020
A North East doctor is making a powerful New Year plea to smokers – make 2021 the year you quit and don't wait to have regrets.
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Quit for Christmas - tips and savings
Tuesday, 01 December 2020
Quitting smoking is the best gift you can give your loved ones this Christmas – and can save you nearly £2,000 by the time next year's festivities come around.
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Don’t give up on quitting as second lockdown begins
Wednesday, 04 November 2020
Ex-smokers are being urged to stay strong and stock up on quitting aids if necessary, to avoid going back to smoking in the second national lockdown.
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1 in 6 cut down or quit for Don't Wait
Thursday, 22 October 2020
After a surge in quitting during COVID-19, smokers in the North East are being encouraged to put their lungs first, strengthen their immune system and quit ahead of flu season this winter.
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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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