Find us on:
  • Home
  • About Us
  • The Problem
  • What We Do
  • In The News
  • For Professionals
  • Contact
A+ A A-

Press Releases

Smoking causes heart disease - quit for New Year
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
SMOKERS are being urged to quit for New Year in a campaign that highlights the damaging effect smoking has on the heart, as it is revealed that 45 people a day die of cardiovascular disease caused by smoking - over 16,500 a year in England.
Read more »
"Ditch or switch" this Christmas to save money and improve health
Monday, 12 December 2016
Quitting could pay for a trip to Lapland by this time next year People who smoke in the North East are being encouraged to ditch tobacco or at least make the switch to an e-cigarette in the run up to Christmas to save money and improve health.
Read more »
Hospitals can help more smokers quit
Wednesday, 07 December 2016
Hospitals in the North East are making progress to help people quit smoking - but can play a greater role in the future to reduce pressure on wards.
Read more »
Middlesbrough FC support Stoptober
Tuesday, 01 November 2016
Football star Ben Gibson is fronting Middlesbrough FC's support for Stoptober and is reminding fans that it's not too late to give smoking the boot for good.
Read more »
Newcastle United stars back Stoptober
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Football stars including Dwight Gayle and Jonjo Shelvey are fronting Newcastle United's support for Stoptober and are reminding fans that it's not too late to give smoking the boot for good.
Read more »
Radical call to improve North East health and prosperity
Thursday, 13 October 2016
North East should make radical shift to preventing poor health to close health and wealth gaps with the rest of the country.
Read more »
Major tobacco and alcohol conference in North East
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
PUBLIC health experts will gather in the North East this week to discuss two of the country's biggest public health problems – tobacco and alcohol – which collectively cost the nation billions of pounds through death, disease, social care and policing.
Read more »
Stoptober is back!
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
FAMILIES and friends are being invited to take part together in Stoptober – the mass quitting challenge from Public Health England starting on 1st October – and join the nearly 15 million people across the country who have already quit.
Read more »
Calls for work in North East to cut smoking in pregnancy to be rolled out nationwide.
Friday, 16 September 2016
Work in the North East to cut smoking in pregnancy by nearly 1/3 has been hailed as an example for the rest of England to follow by a coalition of national health and baby charities.
Read more »
Rapid 1/3 fall in smoking during pregnancy in North East
Thursday, 15 September 2016
NEW figures show the North East has seen a rapid fall in smoking in pregnancy thanks to a major four year initiative involving midwives to embed best practice in maternity services.
Read more »