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Fresh position statement on e-cigarettes
Thursday, 19 April 2018
One in two long term tobacco smokers who don't quit will die from a smoking related disease with an average of 10 years of life lost, and half of those deaths happen during middle age.
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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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Fresh welcomes findings of national ecigs review
Tuesday, 06 February 2018
Fresh has welcomed a new report on e-cigarettes, produced by independent experts for Public Health England, which confirms that vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking.
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104 admissions to North East hospitals every day from smoking
Friday, 29 December 2017
New figures released in time for New Year reveal the shocking toll smoking causes on health and the NHS, with 104 patients admitted every day and over 38,000 a year to North East hospitals as a result of smoking-related illnesses.
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Illegal tobacco bought by more than half of teenage smokers
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Illegal tobacco has helped over half of underage smokers in the North East get hooked on smoking, a new survey released today suggests.
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Stoptober's here!
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
THOUSANDS of smokers across the North East are being encouraged to take part in Stoptober as new data published today shows quitting success rates are at their highest for at least a decade.
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86% support smokefree law - 10 years on
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
On the 10 year anniversary of smokefree law, health and council leaders are hailing it as one of the most important and popular pieces of legislation to protect health in a generation.
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Letter from North East Directors of Public Health - smokefree law 10 years on
Saturday, 01 July 2017
Ten years ago this week (July 1) one of the most important and popular pieces of public health legislation in a generation was introduced - the smoke-free law.
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