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Tuesday, 07 December 2021
Power, food and fuel bills may be going through the roof - but Fresh is urging smokers to work out how much they could save by quitting smoking to offset a £1700 a year spike in the cost of living in 2022.
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8 million UK deaths from smoking
Thursday, 02 December 2021
NEW figures to mark 50 years of action to reduce smoking shows tobacco has killed nearly 8 million people in the UK since 1971.
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Smokers encouraged to quit this winter
Friday, 26 November 2021
FRESH is encouraging smokers across the North East to quit this winter as well the vital vaccines which are saving lives.
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Retailer joins two thirds of adults who support raising tobacco age of sale to 21
Monday, 15 November 2021
NEARLY two thirds of adults would support raising the age of sale for tobacco from 18-21.
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Friday, 29 October 2021
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) updated guidance for e-cigarette firms seeking a medicinal licence for their products has been published today (Friday 29 October 2021).
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Fresh and Balance respond to Autumn Budget 2021
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Read the response from Fresh and Balance to the announcements from the Chancellor in the Budget on 27th October: Ailsa Rutter OBE, Director of Fresh and Balance, said:"Today has sadly been a mixed bag for public health and unfortunately calls into question the government's commitment to tackling some of the…
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Ending smoking would create thousands of new NE jobs
Saturday, 23 October 2021
ENDING or reducing smoking will bring big benefits to the North East economy with thousands of new jobs, according to new analysis of national statistics [1] published today.
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Fresh welcomes calls for bold new action on smoking from North East MP
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Fresh has welcomed calls for bold new action to reduce smoking put forward in Parliament today (20th October) by a North East MP.
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Smoking and drinking alcohol can worsen your mood and fuel anxiety – tips to improve how you feel for World Mental Health Day
Monday, 11 October 2021
QUITTING smoking and cutting down on alcohol can give your mental health a lift – that’s the message for World Mental Health Day (10th Oct).
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North East quitters encourage smokers to quit for Stoptober
Thursday, 30 September 2021
TWO North East former smokers are getting behind this year's Stoptober campaign and urging others to quit after seeing the benefits themselves.
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