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Smoking prevalence hits record low
Wednesday, 04 July 2018
NEW figures published today show a new historic low for smoking in the North East – with smoking rates having nearly halved since 2005.
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NHS must support smokers to quit says Royal College Physicians
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Fresh has echoed calls in a new report from the Royal College of Physicians for a significant change in the way the NHS treats smoking – ensuring all smokers are provided with support to quit from the moment they are admitted as a routine part of all hospital care.
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Hundreds of tip offs about illegal tobacco
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Hundreds of people have come forward with tip offs to tackle the sale of illegal tobacco since the launch of a new campaign.
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Cost of smoking to the North East revealed
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
New figures published for World No Tobacco Day (May 31) show how smoking costs the North East a massive £613 million a year.
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Minister and Shadow Public Health Minister praise work to cut smoking in the North East
Thursday, 17 May 2018
EFFORTS in the North East to nearly half smoking have been praised in Parliament by the Public Health Minister Steve Brine and Shadow Public Health Minister Sharon Hodgson.
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Fresh position statement on e-cigarettes
Thursday, 19 April 2018
About this statement This is an updated version of the position statement first published by Fresh in March 2015, and revised in September 2016, which backs a harm reduction approach to helping smokers to quit or to switch to a less harmful product, and aims to encapsulate the latest evidence…
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Secondhand Smoke is Poison
Thursday, 22 March 2018
CARBON monoxide, lead, arsenic and benzene are poisons that most of us go out of our way to avoid.
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It's No Smoking Day - never give up on quitting!
Wednesday, 07 March 2018
With just a week to go until No Smoking Day on Wednesday 14 March, Fresh is encouraging smokers to give quitting another go – and try to quit at least once a year until you stop for good.
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Experts in NE present latest findings on e-cigarettes
Thursday, 22 February 2018
National experts will be in the North East this week at a major health event to present the latest evidence on electronic cigarettes.
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NHS staff can help cut the 38,158 North East smokers ending up in hospital every year
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Public Health England is urging all NHS frontline staff to take advantage of free online training to help them deliver effective stop smoking advice.
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