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Fresh position statement on e-cigarettes
Thursday, 19 April 2018
About this statement This is an updated version of the position statement first published by Fresh in March 2015, and revised in September 2016, which backs a harm reduction approach to helping smokers to quit or to switch to a less harmful product, and aims to encapsulate the latest evidence…
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Secondhand Smoke is Poison
Thursday, 22 March 2018
CARBON monoxide, lead, arsenic and benzene are poisons that most of us go out of our way to avoid.
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It's No Smoking Day - never give up on quitting!
Wednesday, 07 March 2018
With just a week to go until No Smoking Day on Wednesday 14 March, Fresh is encouraging smokers to give quitting another go – and try to quit at least once a year until you stop for good.
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Experts in NE present latest findings on e-cigarettes
Thursday, 22 February 2018
National experts will be in the North East this week at a major health event to present the latest evidence on electronic cigarettes.
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NHS staff can help cut the 38,158 North East smokers ending up in hospital every year
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Public Health England is urging all NHS frontline staff to take advantage of free online training to help them deliver effective stop smoking advice.
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Fresh welcomes findings of national ecigs review
Tuesday, 06 February 2018
Fresh has welcomed a new report on e-cigarettes, produced by independent experts for Public Health England, which confirms that vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking.
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NHS can do more to help smokers quit
Thursday, 11 January 2018
A NORTH East doctor and Fresh were in Parliament today at the launch of a new call for the NHS to do more to help prevent hospital admissions and deaths from smoking.
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104 admissions to North East hospitals every day from smoking
Friday, 29 December 2017
New figures released in time for New Year reveal the shocking toll smoking causes on health and the NHS, with 104 patients admitted every day and over 38,000 a year to North East hospitals as a result of smoking-related illnesses.
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Illegal tobacco bought by more than half of teenage smokers
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Illegal tobacco has helped over half of underage smokers in the North East get hooked on smoking, a new survey released today suggests.
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Stoptober's here!
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
THOUSANDS of smokers across the North East are being encouraged to take part in Stoptober as new data published today shows quitting success rates are at their highest for at least a decade.
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