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Smokers encouraged to quit as menthol removed from sale
Friday, 15 May 2020
NEW rules removing menthol cigarettes from shop shelves could be the trigger which stops more children starting and encourages more North East smokers to quit.
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Protect families from secondhand smoke after increases during lockdown
Thursday, 14 May 2020
Health campaigners are warning that new evidence suggests lockdown has left more children exposed to the harms of secondhand smoke.
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Smokers are quitting for COVID
Friday, 01 May 2020
At least 300,000 people have quit smoking successfully, a further 550,000 have tried to quit and 2.
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PHE - smokers at greater risk from coronavirus
Friday, 03 April 2020
Fresh has today welcomed calls from Public Health England for smokers to quit smoking to reduce the risks from coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Information floods in on illegal tobacco sales following Keep It Out campaign
Sunday, 08 March 2020
Trading Standards have received hundreds of pieces of information on where illegal tobacco is being sold following a campaign aimed at protecting kids from smoking.
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Fresh welcomes PHE's 6th vaping report
Wednesday, 04 March 2020
Fresh has welcomed Public Health England's (PHE) sixth independent e-cigarette report, commissioned from researchers at King's College London, which has been published today (Wednesday 4 March 2020) alongside new PHE advice on vaping in NHS mental health Trusts.
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Cancer survivor Sue joins calls for Smokefree 2030 and make big tobacco pay for prevention
Monday, 03 February 2020
OVER 15 people a day in the North East die from smoking [2]] zand 280 children a day in England start smoking [1].
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Monday, 20 January 2020
NEW figures out in time for New Year show that around 174 people will have died in the North East from smoking by the end of the 12 days of Christmas.
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Illegal tobacco - help keep it out and stop kids smoking
Monday, 20 January 2020
PEOPLE are being encouraged to help stop local kids from smoking by reporting the sale of illegal tobacco.
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Christmas smokefree savings
Monday, 02 December 2019
Christmas is fast approaching and it's an expensive time for everyone.
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