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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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Study shows opening a car window doesn't protect kids from smoke
Thursday, 01 October 2015
Smokers in the North East are being given one more reason to quit as new laws come into force today which make it illegal for anyone to smoke in vehicles with children present.
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New regulations to protect children from smoking
Monday, 28 September 2015
New regulations to protect the health of young people and curb youth smoking will enter into force in England and Wales on 1 October 2015.
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We're all supporting Stoptober!
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
We went out on the road to spread the word about Stoptober with support from all of our local authority and NHS partners, as well as from local young people.
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Fresh welcomes lowest recorded rates for smoking during pregnancy
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Fresh has welcomed new figures which suggest the North East is down to its lowest ever recorded rate of smoking during pregnancy, despite still having the highest rate nationally.
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Quit with a partner or friend for Stoptober
Thursday, 03 September 2015
Smokers are being urged to give quitting a go for the launch of Stoptober as new research finds people's chances of stopping soar if they quit with a partner or friend.
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E-cigarettes around 95% less harmful than tobacco - landmark review
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
An expert independent evidence review published today by Public Health England (PHE) concludes that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful to health than tobacco and have the potential to help smokers quit smoking.
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People urged to help keep illegal tobacco out of local communities
Friday, 07 August 2015
PEOPLE are being urged to help stop local children getting hooked on smoking and keep crime out of their community after Fresh released the latest research into the illegal tobacco market.
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Stop smoking services go ecig friendly - quit and save
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
Smokers across the North East are being encouraged to give themselves an instant pay rise this summer by quitting – with stop smoking services also supporting people using electronic cigarettes as part of their quit attempt.
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