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Ditch or switch for No Smoking Day
Tuesday, 07 March 2017
With No Smoking Day tomorrow (March 8) Fresh is urging smokers in the North East to "ditch or switch" to save money and improve health.
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Pregnant women twice as likely to quit smoking with midwife support
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Pregnant women are almost twice as likely to quit smoking if they are supported from their first midwife appointment – and then are more likely to have heavier, healthier babies.
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£44m social care bill to North East councils from smoking (ASH press release)
Monday, 30 January 2017
NEW figures show that smoking is adding to England's social care crisis, with at least £80.
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Fresh commends partners after winning NHS award
Thursday, 27 November 2014
Fresh has paid tribute to hundreds of partners in the North East and nationally working to make smoking history after winning an NHS North East Leadership Recognition Award.
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Brave mum turned health campaigner loses battle with lung cancer
Monday, 10 November 2014
      A BRAVE mum turned health campaigner, who spent the last few months of her life urging people to quit smoking and live longer, has lost her own battle with lung cancer aged just 48.
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Stoptober inspires record-breaking quit attempts in the North East
Monday, 03 November 2014
A record number of smokers in the North East have been inspired to quit as part of this year’s 28-day Stoptober challenge from Public Health England.
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22,000 and counting - Stoptober challenge launches in the North East
Monday, 08 September 2014
  COUNCILS and smokers in the North East will be joining in with some of the country’s top comedians for this year’s 28-day Stoptober challenge.
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Parents: help to keep illegal tobacco of the streets this summer
Monday, 21 July 2014
PARENTS are being urged to help keep illegal tobacco off the streets this summer, with unscrupulous dealers likely to be looking for teenage customers over the school holidays.
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World Health Organisation Award for North East tobacco campaigner
Thursday, 29 May 2014
  WORK in the North East to tackle smoking and the harm of tobacco has been recognised internationally after a prestigious award from the World Health Organisation.
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Fresh quit smoking campaign wins major awards
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
    A hard hitting stop smoking campaign from Fresh has scooped two major national accolades.
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