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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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Review of tobacco laws shows they helped reduce smoking
Tuesday, 02 February 2021
Two key tobacco laws of the last decade helped protect children from poisonous secondhand smoke and contributed to a fall in smoking among young people and adults, according to a major government review.
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Four in 10 smokers plan to quit in 2021
Monday, 11 January 2021
FOUR out of 10 smokers (43%) plan to quit in 2021, according to a new survey from Public Health England which shows 7 out of 10 adults are motivated to make healthier lifestyle changes in 2021.
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Make 2021 the year you quit
Friday, 18 December 2020
A North East doctor is making a powerful New Year plea to smokers – make 2021 the year you quit and don't wait to have regrets.
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Quit for Christmas - tips and savings
Tuesday, 01 December 2020
Quitting smoking is the best gift you can give your loved ones this Christmas – and can save you nearly £2,000 by the time next year's festivities come around.
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Don’t give up on quitting as second lockdown begins
Wednesday, 04 November 2020
Ex-smokers are being urged to stay strong and stock up on quitting aids if necessary, to avoid going back to smoking in the second national lockdown.
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1 in 6 cut down or quit for Don't Wait
Thursday, 22 October 2020
After a surge in quitting during COVID-19, smokers in the North East are being encouraged to put their lungs first, strengthen their immune system and quit ahead of flu season this winter.
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Ecigs increase smokers' chances of quitting - but use decreases
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
SMOKERS could be giving themselves a better chance of quitting if they switch completely to vaping with an e-cigarette, according to a major international review published today [14th October] [1].
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Quit this Stoptober and feel happier
Friday, 09 October 2020
This World Mental Health Day (10th Oct) smokers in the North East are being urged to consider how quitting smoking could improve their health but also their happiness.
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