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Press Releases

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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People urged to help keep illegal tobacco out of local communities
Friday, 07 August 2015
PEOPLE are being urged to help stop local children getting hooked on smoking and keep crime out of their community after Fresh released the latest research into the illegal tobacco market.
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Stop smoking services go ecig friendly - quit and save
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
Smokers across the North East are being encouraged to give themselves an instant pay rise this summer by quitting – with stop smoking services also supporting people using electronic cigarettes as part of their quit attempt.
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Sunday, 31 May 2015
Tobacco companies should be forced to pay towards reducing smoking.
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World No Tobacco Day highlights illegal trade
Friday, 29 May 2015
From hidden holes above light fittings to secret drawers and hollow doors - these are some of the concealed compartments that have been used to store illegal tobacco across the North East.
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Electronic cigarettes could offer smokers health benefits
Friday, 22 May 2015
New figures from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) suggest use of electronic cigarettes has grown over the last year with around 2.
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Heather's warning: passive smoking killed my beloved pet
Friday, 20 March 2015
A North East pet-lover who lost her dog four years ago to lung cancer is today issuing a warning about the deadly risks of second-hand smoke.
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