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Fresh welcomes Government consultation into plain, standardised tobacco packaging
Monday, 24 June 2013
STANDARDISED tobacco packaging will be an important step to help reduce the allure of smoking to children and make the dangers far more explicit, campaigners FRESH said today.
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Lung cancer cases keep going up among North East women
Monday, 24 June 2013
LUNG cancer cases continue to rise in women in the North East according to Cancer Research UK figures released today (Friday).
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FRESH welcome end of eye-catching tobacco displays in large shops
Monday, 24 June 2013
The end of tobacco displays in all large shops in England will help protect more children in the North East from taking up smoking, according to FRESH.
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Children call for smokefree homes and cars
Monday, 24 June 2013
A new hard-hitting campaign, highlighting the shocking truth behind secondhand smoke will hit our TV screens in the North East tonight.
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Tuppence a cig tax rise is welcomed by health campaigners
Monday, 24 June 2013
The 5% real term rise in tobacco duty has been warmly welcomed by health campaigners, who had lobbied for this level of increase to help smokers quit and dissuade children from taking up the habit.
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Children's health up in smoke
Monday, 24 June 2013
Over eight hundred children visit their doctor every day due to the serious effects of secondhand smoke exposure, according to research published by the Royal College of Physicians .
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More than 10,000 quitters make 'Stoptober' a North East success story, says Fresh
Monday, 24 June 2013
Over 10, 000 smokers in the North East are living healthier lives after signing up to take part in Stoptober, the UK’s first ever 28-day mass quit attempt.
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Every Breath relaunched after triggering rise in quitting
Monday, 24 June 2013
A young carer from Northumberland has highlighted the devastating impact his mother’s lung disease has had on their family, as a successful and hard hitting stop smoking campaign re-launches in the North East.
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