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Cigarette health warnings ‘not up to the job’ in North East
Monday, 07 October 2013
Barely a third (36%) of teenagers in the North East are deterred from smoking by current cigarette packs, compared to half (48%) of teenagers in Australia, where packs are almost entirely covered by graphic warnings, according to a unique cross-hemisphere survey.
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Region's MEPs urged to cut appeal of smoking - European Tobacco Procucts Directive
Thursday, 03 October 2013
Health campaigners are urging the North East’s three MEPs to back new proposals in the European Parliament to make smoking history for more children in the North East.
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Stoptober roadshow comes to Sunderland
Friday, 20 September 2013
Is it a UFO? Is it a bouncy castle? No, its the giant red Stoptober wheel which will be turning heads in Sunderland city centre in a day of quitting.
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Stoptober roadshow comes to Newcastle
Thursday, 19 September 2013
Is it a UFO? Is it a bouncy castle? No it's the giant red Stoptober wheel which will be turning heads in Newcastle city centre this week in a day of quitting.
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Stoptober is launched in the North East
Monday, 09 September 2013
Smokers in the North East are being invited to join the tens of thousands of people gearing up to quit for Stoptober – officially launched today (Monday 9 September) This year, Stoptober is aiming to become the nation’s biggest ever quitting drive - with every North East local authority and…
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Fresh urges parents to help keep illegal tobacco off North East streets this summer
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Parents are being urged to help keep illegal tobacco off the streets of the North East this summer, with unscrupulous dealers likely to be looking for teenage customers over the school holidays.
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Latest figures for youth smoking
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Still too many children trying and getting addicted to a deadly product Click here for the "Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England in 2012" report.
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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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