Tagged: smoking

Hidden dangers highlighted in new smoking campaign

HIDDEN DANGERS HIGHLIGHTED IN NEW SMOKING CAMPAIGN – First shock smoking ads in eight years – Smokers will be told that just 15 cigarettes cause a mutation that can lead to cancerous tumours in a return to hard-hitting health campaigns, … Read more → – Hidden dangers highlighted in new smoking campaign

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Celebrities put the stop into Stoptober

National campaign calls for all smokers to quit for 28 days. Stoptober, a new stop smoking campaign officially kicks off today with support from celebrities nationwide. Celebrity anti-smoking advocates, former England player Ian Wright, Apprentice contestant Kate Walsh and renowned … Read more → – Celebrities put the stop into Stoptober

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Smokers across the country encouraged to join ‘Stoptober’

National campaign calls for all smokers to quit for 28 days. Stoptober, the first ever mass quit attempt for smokers has been launched today by Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies. The innovative campaign comes as smoking remains the … Read more → – Smokers across the country encouraged to join ‘Stoptober’

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Putting smoke out of sight and out of mind

-End of tobacco displays in shops from today- New legislation comes into effect today (Friday 6 April) to protect children from being the target of tobacco promotion and to help people quit smoking. From today, all large shops and supermarkets … Read more → – Putting smoke out of sight and out of mind

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Speech: 6 March 2012, Andrew Lansley, Smoking and Health

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY I’m very glad to be here today.  I’m grateful to the RCP for your work and this opportunity. Smoking remains one the biggest public health challenges. And it has been for a long time. Historical context When … Read more → – Speech: 6 March 2012, Andrew Lansley, Smoking and Health

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One month to go until the end of tobacco displays – are you ready?

On 6 April 2012, all large shops in England will have to hide tobacco products from view in a drive to cut the number of smokers and protect young people who are often the target of tobacco promotion.  Sainsbury’s, The … Read more → – One month to go until the end of tobacco displays – are you ready?

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Half of all smokers underestimate the health and financial impacts of smoking

Campaign launched to help smokers quit this New Year As millions of New Year’s resolutions are made today, new NHS Smokefree research1 reveals that many smokers are largely underestimating how damaging smoking is to their personal health and finances. The … Read more → – Half of all smokers underestimate the health and financial impacts of smoking

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Healthy New Year’s resolutions – BOGOF

Buy One good habit and Get another One Free this New Year People who make a healthy New Year’s resolution may find they actually get two for the price of one, according to new reports published today.  Conversely, people who … Read more → – Healthy New Year’s resolutions – BOGOF

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Indicators on breastfeeding and smoking – Quarter ending September 2011

The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health: The key points from the latest release are: The breastfeeding initiation rate was 74.1% in 2011/12 Quarter 2, a slight improvement on 2010/11 outturn (73.7% ), 2009/10 outturn (72.7%) … Read more → – Indicators on breastfeeding and smoking – Quarter ending September 2011

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£150 million for life-saving cancer treatments

1,500 patients a year to get new “Cancer Laser” treatment Health Secretary Andrew Lansley will today unveil plans to invest up to £150 million in procuring a new cutting-edge ‘proton beam therapy’ radiotherapy cancer service.  Proton beam therapy (PBT) is … Read more → – £150 million for life-saving cancer treatments

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