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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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Keep calm and quit smoking
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
In the run up to what can be the most stressful time of the year at Christmas, Fresh is encouraging smokers to quit to help stay calmer – with smoking increasing the risk of anxiety and depression and draining family finances.
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It’s never too late to quit smoking this World COPD Day
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
FRESH is calling for smokers to quit this World COPD Day, stressing it's never too late to quit tobacco and improve your health.
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Thousands sign up for Stoptober
Friday, 30 October 2015
Public Health England has revealed that over 11,850 smokers across the North East signed up to take part in Stoptober, the country's 28-day mass quitting challenge.
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North East sees biggest drop in smoking in England
Thursday, 08 October 2015
NEW official figures show the North East has had the biggest drop in smokers nationwide –with fewer people smoking than ever before.
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