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The harm stops here - calls for new measures to end smoking
Wednesday, 09 June 2021
MORE than 113,000 people in the North East have been killed by tobacco companies since the Millennium.
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Fresh statement on smokefree pavement cafes
Thursday, 03 June 2021
Four local authorities, including Northumberland county council, Durham, North Tyneside and Newcastle, have introduced smokefree stretches of pavement where bars, restaurants and cafes are licensed to put out tables.
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Friday, 28 May 2021
Fresh has called for bold new measures to protect young people from smoking including increasing age of sale to 21 in time for World No Tobacco Day (May 31).
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Tuesday, 11 May 2021
Use more than one quitting aid, go easy on yourself if you get irritable and never consider yourself a failure.
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Stay quit - don't let socialising get you hooked back on smoking
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Fresh is encouraging ex-smokers who quit during Covid to stay stopped and not let outdoor socialising get them hooked again.
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Dont let Spring 2021 hammer your health
Friday, 09 April 2021
We're all looking forward to the Spring of 2021 – but don't let it hammer your health.
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New pack warnings underline need to make smoking history
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
GRAPHIC new warnings on tobacco packs rolled out during 2021 could make more smokers and children think twice.
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No Smoking Day 2021 - quitting can boost mental health in just six weeks
Tuesday, 09 March 2021
Just six weeks – that's all it can take for quitting smoking to boost your mood and mental health according to new research published in time for No Smoking Day (Wed 10 March).
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Quitting can help the mind as well as the body
Monday, 01 March 2021
HEART disease, lung disease, cancer and stroke are good reasons to stop smoking – but reducing stress is one which is much less well known.
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Fresh welcomes PHE's 2021 vaping report
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
FRESH and a respiratory doctor from the North East have welcomed a major new national report which highlights how vaping could help people quit smoking.
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