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A quarter of smokers likely to develop COPD - study
Monday, 22 August 2016
WATCH COLIN'S STORY FIGURES released today [1] estimate that over 93,000 people in the North East are suffering from a disease which can leave sufferers fighting for breath and is mostly caused by smoking.
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North East smoking rates fall by a third since 2005
Tuesday, 02 August 2016
NEW figures out today (2 Aug 2016) show that the North East has seen a fall in adult smoking rates, with levels now down to the lowest on record.
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Smokers urged to try again
Monday, 18 July 2016
Smokers are being urged not to give up on quitting – as new research shows most North East smokers are making quit attempts and many are cutting down.
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Fresh hails the end of the “packet racket”
Friday, 20 May 2016
May 20 2016 CHILDREN will be given one less reason to start smoking as new laws come into force to introduce plain, standardised tobacco packaging.
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Quit 16 - Campaign inspires smokers to quit
Wednesday, 04 May 2016
May 5 2016 A CAMPAIGN warning how smoking can cause 16 different types of cancer has resulted in thousands of people in the North East taking steps to quit.
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Fresh welcomes report into why electronic cigarettes can improve public health
Thursday, 28 April 2016
28 April 2016 Fresh has welcomed a new report by the Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians which concludes that electronic cigarettes are a safer alternative to smoking and are beneficial to public health.
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1.3m smoking-related diseases over next two decades
Thursday, 10 March 2016
10 March 2016 Around 1.
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No Smoking Day: Be Proud to be a Quitter
Wednesday, 09 March 2016
BE proud to be a quitter! That’s the message to smokers stopping for No Smoking Day this year (Wed 9 March) and to thousands of people who have quit in the past.
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Smoking causes 16 types of cancer – launch of Quit 16 campaign
Monday, 01 February 2016
A GRAPHIC quit smoking campaign featuring warnings from former smokers launches today (Feb 1) with the message that smoking causes 16 different types of cancer.
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Over 75,000 people suffering from smoking-related COPD
Tuesday, 29 December 2015
Fresh and Public Health England (PHE) are highlighting the debilitating nature of serious lung diseases for which smoking is the biggest preventable risk factor in time for New Year quit attempts.
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