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Calls to make big tobacco pay as figures reveal iron link between smoking and poverty
Tuesday, 03 August 2021
Fresh is calling for tobacco companies to be forced to pay for the cost of preventing smoking after new figures highlight an iron link between smoking, poverty and ill health.
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Qutting smoking leaves Angela with a spring in her running step
Friday, 23 July 2021
As a social smoker, keen runner Angela Tunstall, 48, from Barnard Castle was worried she would start smoking more after lockdown.
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£67m cost to North East in social care from smoking
Wednesday, 14 July 2021
£67 million – new figures out today show the staggering amount that smoking related illnesses will add to the social care bill in the North East in 2021.
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Dont Wait aims to inspire thousands of smokers this summer
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
"It's never too late to quit smoking" – that is the message from a North East doctor hoping to inspire tens of thousands of smokers to quit this summer in a new campaign.
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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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