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Experiment reveals shocking effects of smoking compared to vaping
Friday, 28 December 2018
FRESH and North East GP Dr Chris Tasker are urging North East smokers to quit for New Year – with a clear message that vaping has fewer harmful chemicals than tobacco if they switch to an e-cigarette.
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Warning to shops as illegal tobacco drive is launched
Monday, 26 November 2018
ROGUE shopkeepers who are tempted to sell illegal tobacco are being warned they could face more than a fine but could lose their livelihood.
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North East health campaigners call on Government to cut the harm of alcohol and tobacco in Autumn 18 budget
Thursday, 25 October 2018
North East health campaigners are calling on the Government to tackle the crippling toll of alcohol and tobacco and plug much-needed public finances in next week's Autumn Budget.
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Tobacco company campaign is branded "hypocrisy"
Monday, 22 October 2018
NORTH East health campaigners today labelled an advertising campaign from the world's biggest cigarette company as "unbelievable hypocrisy" and called for tobacco companies to be made to pay for the damage they cause.
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Warnings from former smokers - Fresh launches new Quit 16 campaign
Friday, 05 October 2018
For some people in their 30s and 40s, the thought of cancer or COPD from smoking is often dismissed as a risk that feels years away.
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Stoptober is here!
Thursday, 20 September 2018
STOPTOBER is back and smokers are being encouraged to give quitting another go – even if they've tried before.
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Quit smoking this summer for your pocket and your looks
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
SMOKERS in the North East can give themselves a pay rise of between £1,700 and £2,400 a year to spend on nicer things – just by quitting.
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Smoking prevalence hits record low
Wednesday, 04 July 2018
NEW figures published today show a new historic low for smoking in the North East – with smoking rates having nearly halved since 2005.
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NHS must support smokers to quit says Royal College Physicians
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Fresh has echoed calls in a new report from the Royal College of Physicians for a significant change in the way the NHS treats smoking – ensuring all smokers are provided with support to quit from the moment they are admitted as a routine part of all hospital care.
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Hundreds of tip offs about illegal tobacco
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Hundreds of people have come forward with tip offs to tackle the sale of illegal tobacco since the launch of a new campaign.
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