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Newcastle United stars back Stoptober
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Football stars including Dwight Gayle and Jonjo Shelvey are fronting Newcastle United's support for Stoptober and are reminding fans that it's not too late to give smoking the boot for good.
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Radical call to improve North East health and prosperity
Thursday, 13 October 2016
North East should make radical shift to preventing poor health to close health and wealth gaps with the rest of the country.
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Major tobacco and alcohol conference in North East
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
PUBLIC health experts will gather in the North East this week to discuss two of the country's biggest public health problems – tobacco and alcohol – which collectively cost the nation billions of pounds through death, disease, social care and policing.
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Stoptober is back!
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
FAMILIES and friends are being invited to take part together in Stoptober – the mass quitting challenge from Public Health England starting on 1st October – and join the nearly 15 million people across the country who have already quit.
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Calls for work in North East to cut smoking in pregnancy to be rolled out nationwide.
Friday, 16 September 2016
Work in the North East to cut smoking in pregnancy by nearly 1/3 has been hailed as an example for the rest of England to follow by a coalition of national health and baby charities.
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Rapid 1/3 fall in smoking during pregnancy in North East
Thursday, 15 September 2016
NEW figures show the North East has seen a rapid fall in smoking in pregnancy thanks to a major four year initiative involving midwives to embed best practice in maternity services.
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A quarter of smokers likely to develop COPD - study
Monday, 22 August 2016
WATCH COLIN'S STORY FIGURES released today [1] estimate that over 93,000 people in the North East are suffering from a disease which can leave sufferers fighting for breath and is mostly caused by smoking.
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North East smoking rates fall by a third since 2005
Tuesday, 02 August 2016
NEW figures out today (2 Aug 2016) show that the North East has seen a fall in adult smoking rates, with levels now down to the lowest on record.
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Smokers urged to try again
Monday, 18 July 2016
Smokers are being urged not to give up on quitting – as new research shows most North East smokers are making quit attempts and many are cutting down.
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Fresh hails the end of the “packet racket”
Friday, 20 May 2016
May 20 2016 CHILDREN will be given one less reason to start smoking as new laws come into force to introduce plain, standardised tobacco packaging.
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