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Put your lungs first for Stoptober
Monday, 21 September 2020
Smokers in England are being encouraged to put their lungs first, strengthen their immune system and breathe easier ahead of flu season for Stoptober.
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Over half of smokers are smoking at home around others
Thursday, 10 September 2020
  Worrying new figures suggest that over half of smokers are smoking inside the home around others, including children and adult non-smokers.
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Lockdown exposes reality of illegal tobacco market
Thursday, 20 August 2020
Tight restrictions on international travel have exposed the reality behind the illegal tobacco market – and it's not duty frees that are for sale.
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One million smokers appeal
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Smoking has been linked with more serious Coronavirus cases and research suggests more than one million people in the UK – like David below - quit smoking since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic to protect their health.
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Cancer survivor Sue: Government must take action on smoking
Wednesday, 22 July 2020
280 children a day in England start smoking [1] and over 15 people a day in the North East die from it.
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84,000 North East smokers quit since COVID - a higher rate than anywhere
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
NEW FIGURES out today suggest 84,000 people in the North East have stopped smoking since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country – the highest rate in the UK.
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Half century decline in smoking
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
ONLY around one in 7 people in the North East now smoke, according to new figures out this week.
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"Dont wait to quit" plea to over 50s
Tuesday, 30 June 2020
A NORTH East doctor appearing in a major quit smoking campaign has appealed to over 50s not to wait to quit smoking after new figures highlight age differences in quitting.
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Don't wait to quit smoking
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
A NORTH East respiratory doctor is making a powerful plea for smokers to quit for COVID and other vital health reasons in a major new campaign launching this week on TV, radio, digital and social media.
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World No Tobacco Day
Friday, 29 May 2020
NEW figures released for World No Tobacco Day (May 31) show 15 North East children start smoking every day – around the same number of people in the region who die each day from tobacco.
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