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Don't wait to quit smoking
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
A NORTH East respiratory doctor is making a powerful plea for smokers to quit for COVID and other vital health reasons in a major new campaign launching this week on TV, radio, digital and social media.
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World No Tobacco Day
Friday, 29 May 2020
NEW figures released for World No Tobacco Day (May 31) show 15 North East children start smoking every day – around the same number of people in the region who die each day from tobacco.
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15 NE kids a day start smoking
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
FRESH and former smoker and cancer survivor Sue Mountain have welcomed the ban on child-friendly menthol cigarettes from 20th May.
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Smokers encouraged to quit as menthol removed from sale
Friday, 15 May 2020
NEW rules removing menthol cigarettes from shop shelves could be the trigger which stops more children starting and encourages more North East smokers to quit.
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Protect families from secondhand smoke after increases during lockdown
Thursday, 14 May 2020
Health campaigners are warning that new evidence suggests lockdown has left more children exposed to the harms of secondhand smoke.
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Smokers are quitting for COVID
Friday, 01 May 2020
At least 300,000 people have quit smoking successfully, a further 550,000 have tried to quit and 2.
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PHE - smokers at greater risk from coronavirus
Friday, 03 April 2020
Fresh has today welcomed calls from Public Health England for smokers to quit smoking to reduce the risks from coronavirus (COVID-19).
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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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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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