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Gateshead Council signs up to Local Government Declaration on Tobacco
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Councillors at a Tyneside local authority have made a commitment to continue tackling smoking, one of the areas biggest killers.
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Gateshead Council warns smokers of eyesight damage
Thursday, 07 November 2013
Smokers in Gateshead are being made aware of the potential risk to their eyesight, through a new Gateshead Council campaign supported by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).
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Nearly 12,100 North East smokers quit for Stoptober
Wednesday, 06 November 2013
Nearly 12,100 people across the North East joined a quarter of a million people across the nation turning their back on cigarettes this month in the mass 28-day stop smoking challenge, Stoptober.
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Tobacco Industry Illicit Trade Claims Shown to be Wrong, Again
Friday, 18 October 2013
Official figures released today show that the level of tobacco smuggling in the UK in 2012/13 was no higher than in 2010/11, the last published set of figures.
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Cigarette health warnings ‘not up to the job’ in North East
Monday, 07 October 2013
Barely a third (36%) of teenagers in the North East are deterred from smoking by current cigarette packs, compared to half (48%) of teenagers in Australia, where packs are almost entirely covered by graphic warnings, according to a unique cross-hemisphere survey.
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Region's MEPs urged to cut appeal of smoking - European Tobacco Procucts Directive
Thursday, 03 October 2013
Health campaigners are urging the North East’s three MEPs to back new proposals in the European Parliament to make smoking history for more children in the North East.
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Stoptober roadshow comes to Sunderland
Friday, 20 September 2013
Is it a UFO? Is it a bouncy castle? No, its the giant red Stoptober wheel which will be turning heads in Sunderland city centre in a day of quitting.
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Stoptober roadshow comes to Newcastle
Thursday, 19 September 2013
Is it a UFO? Is it a bouncy castle? No it's the giant red Stoptober wheel which will be turning heads in Newcastle city centre this week in a day of quitting.
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Stoptober is launched in the North East
Monday, 09 September 2013
Smokers in the North East are being invited to join the tens of thousands of people gearing up to quit for Stoptober – officially launched today (Monday 9 September) This year, Stoptober is aiming to become the nation’s biggest ever quitting drive - with every North East local authority and…
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Tony the Fridge backs campaign for a smoke free North East
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Tony Phoenix Morrison - "Tony the Fridge" - has backed pioneering work to cut smoking in the North East as part of his efforts to reduce the toll of smoking-related cancer.
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