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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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Next phase launches of highly successful campaign to reduce illegal tobacco
Monday, 24 June 2013
People in the North East will be helping to keep illegal tobacco out of their street as FRESH launches the next phase of an already successful campaign to reduce the size of the market in illegal tobacco across our communities.
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North East sees biggest fall in smoking - five years since smokefree law
Monday, 24 June 2013
The five years since England went Smokefree has seen the North East achieve the biggest drop in smoking in England and some of the highest support nationally to make smoking history for children, according to FRESH.
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Tyneside shopkeeper and trading standards support calls for tobacco plain packaging
Monday, 24 June 2013
A Tyneside newsagent is supporting calls for tobacco products to be sold in plain, standardised packaging to help protect children from taking up smoking.
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