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Australianpackshot
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
A decision to shelve proposals to cut tobacco marketing on cigarette packs has been described by Fresh as a "letdown" to the thousands of North East children who start smoking each year.
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HartlepoolStoptober
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Help your staff to join the tens of thousands of people quitting smoking this Stoptober With only three months to go, employers across the North East are being urged to lend a helping hand and support their staff to quit smoking when Stoptober - the nations biggest quitting event -…
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Quit and save cash
Monday, 08 July 2013
FRESH is encouraging smokers across the North East to give quitting a go this summer and have more money in their pockets for the holidays.
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Fresh statement on MHRA guidance on harm reduction and electronic cigarettes
Monday, 24 June 2013
Fresh welcomes the MHRA announcement today which confirms that electronic cigarettes and other nicotine containing products will be subject to a medicines licensing regulatory framework to ensure product safety and effectiveness.
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Fresh welcomes new report highlighting the progress of reducing illegal tobacco in the North East
Monday, 24 June 2013
Fresh has welcomed a new report from the National Audit Office into the illegal tobacco trade which highlights work in the North East as an example of good practice.
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Fresh statement on National Audit Office report on illegal tobacco
Monday, 24 June 2013
Fresh has welcomed a new report from the National Audit Office into the illegal tobacco trade which highlights work in the North East as an example of good practice.
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Fresh welcomes NICE guidance on “Tobacco: harm-reduction approaches to smoking”
Monday, 24 June 2013
Fresh has welcomed new guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence on reducing the harm from tobacco use amongst people who don’t feel able to quit smoking in one step published today (Wednesday 5th June).
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Trust in tobacco industry at an all time low - Government urged to end the temptation of tobacco packson World No Tobacco Day
Monday, 24 June 2013
HEALTH campaigners are keeping pressure on the Government to reduce the appeal of cigarette packs for World No Tobacco Day (31 May).
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Queen's Speech a missed opportunity to reduce youth smoking, says Fresh
Monday, 24 June 2013
Statement from Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh in response to the Queen's Speech: “We are disappointed at the missed opportunity to include standardised tobacco packaging in the Queen’s Speech, but we hope the Government will still listen to the strong evidence that it will reduce the lure of smoking.
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Put our kids first, says Fresh
Monday, 24 June 2013
Fresh is urging the Government to put our kids first and back proposals to protect children in the North East from tobacco marketing in the Queen’s Speech next week (May 8) Last year more than 13,500 people and 129 organisations in the North East - including every local authority -…
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