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22,000 and counting - Stoptober challenge launches in the North East
Monday, 08 September 2014
  COUNCILS and smokers in the North East will be joining in with some of the country’s top comedians for this year’s 28-day Stoptober challenge.
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Smoking costs councils in North East more than £36m a year in social care costs
Wednesday, 03 September 2014
  New figures from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) show that Councils in the North East are paying more than £36m a year to help people with smoking-related illness to live in their own homes (domiciliary care).
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Thursday, 28 August 2014
Data released today shows that North East Stop Smoking Services continue to help a higher proportion of smokers to quit than any region in England.
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Parents: help to keep illegal tobacco of the streets this summer
Monday, 21 July 2014
PARENTS are being urged to help keep illegal tobacco off the streets this summer, with unscrupulous dealers likely to be looking for teenage customers over the school holidays.
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A step closer to ending children being exposed to smoking in cars
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Laws to protect children in England from tobacco smoke in cars have moved a step closer today, with health campaigners Fresh welcoming a Government consultation (1).
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Take the temptation out of tobacco packs says Fresh
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Fresh has welcomed draft Regulations published today by the Government to take the temptation out of tobacco packaging – but says MPs must be able to vote on these before the General Election to ensure that they become a reality.
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Fresh urges for pioneering approach to illegal tobacco to be rolled out nationally after House of Commons Home Affairs Committee Report
Monday, 16 June 2014
Fresh has urged for a pioneering approach launched in the North East in 2009 to tackle illegal tobacco to be rolled out nationally following the publication of a new report by the Home Affairs Committee.
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Fresh pours water on tobacco industry survey
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Fresh has dismissed a tobacco industry survey of police officers claiming the introduction of standardised packaging will increase illegal tobacco.
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World Health Organisation Award for North East tobacco campaigner
Thursday, 29 May 2014
  WORK in the North East to tackle smoking and the harm of tobacco has been recognised internationally after a prestigious award from the World Health Organisation.
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North East youngsters protest at tobacco industry - World No Tobacco Day
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Youth campaigners from Gateshead have joined forces with Fresh calling on the Government to introduce standardised packaging and get rid of 'cool' cigarette packaging, which they say attracts them to start smoking.
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