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Fresh to give evidence on illegal tobacco to All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking or Health
Monday, 24 June 2013
ACTION in the North East to tackle the illegal tobacco trade will come under the spotlight with MPs and Peers at a Parliamentary inquiry this week.
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Fresh welcomes standardised packaging in Australia
Monday, 24 June 2013
NORTH East health programme Fresh is welcoming new laws in Australia to make cigarettes less attractive to children and young people through standardised, plain tobacco packaging from December 1.
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Big tobacco claims about illegal tobacco are nonsense
Monday, 24 June 2013
FRESH has accused multinational tobacco giants of mounting a lobbying campaign in the North East using dubious statistics and scaremongering to undermine proposals to reduce the lure of smoking to children.
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Quit smoking for World COPD Day
Monday, 24 June 2013
FRESH is urging smokers who are suffering from breathing problems to consider quitting this World COPD Day (November 14) Around 87,000 people in the North East are estimated to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but over a third of those are not diagnosed.
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Olympic swimmer backs Stoptober
Monday, 24 June 2013
‘It’s not too late to quit for Stoptober’, says FRESH OLYMPIC swimming sensation Jemma Lowe from Teesside is encouraging smokers to lead healthier lives by taking part in the nation’s biggest ever quit smoking campaign Stoptober.
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Football star backs Stoptober
Monday, 24 June 2013
Also backed by FRESH which says ‘It’s not too late to quit for Stoptober NEWCASTLE United defender Steven Taylor is encouraging smokers to lead healthier lives and enjoy the benefits of taking part in the nation’s biggest ever quit smoking campaign Stoptober.
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Tobacco Industry Myths Shattered as Smuggling Rates Fall Again
Monday, 24 June 2013
NEW figures released today showing another fall in the illegal tobacco market have been welcomed by health campaigners Fresh.
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Stop while you shop as Stoptober hits town
Monday, 24 June 2013
Save up to £500 by Christmas if you quit now PEOPLE who smoke are being invited to stop while they shop when the Stoptober roadshow comes to Newcastle, Darlington and Middlesbrough.
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Stoptober campaign  tours North East to spread the word about new quitting  drive
Monday, 24 June 2013
SMOKERS in the North East have been invited to join the hundreds of thousands of people gearing up for Stoptober - the nation’s biggest ever quitting campaign.
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"Packet in" says the North East to tobacco companies
Monday, 24 June 2013
HEALTH campaigners Fresh today revealed high levels of public support to have all tobacco sold in  plain, standardised packaging are even greater than the huge wave of backing for smokefree law six years ago.
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