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No Smoking Day 2021 - quitting can boost mental health in just six weeks
Tuesday, 09 March 2021
Just six weeks – that's all it can take for quitting smoking to boost your mood and mental health according to new research published in time for No Smoking Day (Wed 10 March).
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Quitting can help the mind as well as the body
Monday, 01 March 2021
HEART disease, lung disease, cancer and stroke are good reasons to stop smoking – but reducing stress is one which is much less well known.
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Fresh welcomes PHE's 2021 vaping report
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
FRESH and a respiratory doctor from the North East have welcomed a major new national report which highlights how vaping could help people quit smoking.
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Tuesday, 02 February 2021
Two key tobacco laws of the last decade helped protect children from poisonous secondhand smoke and contributed to a fall in smoking among young people and adults, according to a major government review.
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Four in 10 smokers plan to quit in 2021
Monday, 11 January 2021
FOUR out of 10 smokers (43%) plan to quit in 2021, according to a new survey from Public Health England which shows 7 out of 10 adults are motivated to make healthier lifestyle changes in 2021.
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Make 2021 the year you quit
Friday, 18 December 2020
A North East doctor is making a powerful New Year plea to smokers – make 2021 the year you quit and don't wait to have regrets.
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Quit for Christmas - tips and savings
Tuesday, 01 December 2020
Quitting smoking is the best gift you can give your loved ones this Christmas – and can save you nearly £2,000 by the time next year's festivities come around.
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Don’t give up on quitting as second lockdown begins
Wednesday, 04 November 2020
Ex-smokers are being urged to stay strong and stock up on quitting aids if necessary, to avoid going back to smoking in the second national lockdown.
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1 in 6 cut down or quit for Don't Wait
Thursday, 22 October 2020
After a surge in quitting during COVID-19, smokers in the North East are being encouraged to put their lungs first, strengthen their immune system and quit ahead of flu season this winter.
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Ecigs increase smokers' chances of quitting - but use decreases
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
SMOKERS could be giving themselves a better chance of quitting if they switch completely to vaping with an e-cigarette, according to a major international review published today [14th October] [1].
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