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Information floods in on illegal tobacco sales following Keep It Out campaign
Sunday, 08 March 2020
Trading Standards have received hundreds of pieces of information on where illegal tobacco is being sold following a campaign aimed at protecting kids from smoking.
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Fresh welcomes PHE's 6th vaping report
Wednesday, 04 March 2020
Fresh has welcomed Public Health England's (PHE) sixth independent e-cigarette report, commissioned from researchers at King's College London, which has been published today (Wednesday 4 March 2020) alongside new PHE advice on vaping in NHS mental health Trusts.
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160,000 could have COPD in NE as Every Breath is relaunched
Monday, 02 March 2020
Smokers are being urged to quit and reduce their risk of developing a lung disease which can leave people fighting for breath.
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Cancer survivor Sue joins calls for Smokefree 2030 and make big tobacco pay for prevention
Monday, 03 February 2020
OVER 15 people a day in the North East die from smoking [2]] zand 280 children a day in England start smoking [1].
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Monday, 20 January 2020
NEW figures out in time for New Year show that around 174 people will have died in the North East from smoking by the end of the 12 days of Christmas.
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Illegal tobacco - help keep it out and stop kids smoking
Monday, 20 January 2020
PEOPLE are being encouraged to help stop local kids from smoking by reporting the sale of illegal tobacco.
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Christmas smokefree savings
Monday, 02 December 2019
Christmas is fast approaching and it's an expensive time for everyone.
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Thousands of smokers' lives could be saved by switching completely to vaping
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
THOUSANDS of early deaths and cases of disease could be prevented over time if every smoker stopped smoking tobacco completely and switched to vaping.
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Smoking drives 35,000 into poverty
Thursday, 17 October 2019
NEW analysis of Government data reveals that smoking drives over 35,000 people into poverty in the North East [1].
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Stop while you shop for Stoptober
Tuesday, 01 October 2019
Smokers are invited to "stop while they shop" when Fresh brings the Stoptober campaign stand around North East town centres.
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