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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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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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