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Calls for work in North East to cut smoking in pregnancy to be rolled out nationwide.
Friday, 16 September 2016
Work in the North East to cut smoking in pregnancy by nearly 1/3 has been hailed as an example for the rest of England to follow by a coalition of national health and baby charities.
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Rapid 1/3 fall in smoking during pregnancy in North East
Thursday, 15 September 2016
NEW figures show the North East has seen a rapid fall in smoking in pregnancy thanks to a major four year initiative involving midwives to embed best practice in maternity services.
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A quarter of smokers likely to develop COPD - study
Monday, 22 August 2016
WATCH COLIN'S STORY FIGURES released today [1] estimate that over 93,000 people in the North East are suffering from a disease which can leave sufferers fighting for breath and is mostly caused by smoking.
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North East smoking rates fall by a third since 2005
Tuesday, 02 August 2016
NEW figures out today (2 Aug 2016) show that the North East has seen a fall in adult smoking rates, with levels now down to the lowest on record.
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Smokers urged to try again
Monday, 18 July 2016
Smokers are being urged not to give up on quitting – as new research shows most North East smokers are making quit attempts and many are cutting down.
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Fresh hails the end of the “packet racket”
Friday, 20 May 2016
May 20 2016 CHILDREN will be given one less reason to start smoking as new laws come into force to introduce plain, standardised tobacco packaging.
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Fresh welcomes report into why electronic cigarettes can improve public health
Thursday, 28 April 2016
28 April 2016 Fresh has welcomed a new report by the Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians which concludes that electronic cigarettes are a safer alternative to smoking and are beneficial to public health.
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1.3m smoking-related diseases over next two decades
Thursday, 10 March 2016
10 March 2016 Around 1.
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No Smoking Day: Be Proud to be a Quitter
Wednesday, 09 March 2016
BE proud to be a quitter! That’s the message to smokers stopping for No Smoking Day this year (Wed 9 March) and to thousands of people who have quit in the past.
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Over 75,000 people suffering from smoking-related COPD
Tuesday, 29 December 2015
Fresh and Public Health England (PHE) are highlighting the debilitating nature of serious lung diseases for which smoking is the biggest preventable risk factor in time for New Year quit attempts.
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