June 2017


Public Health on Twitter

You can now keep up to date with the latest Stop Smoking and Public Health news via our Twitter page! Follow us @CBC_Health and @HealthyBedford  

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Client Feedback

We always enjoy receiving letters and feedback from our clients. These are letters we have received in the past…   To whom it may concern, I would very much like to thank the council in supporting me with the give up smoking clinic and would also very much like to thank Emma for all the support […]

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ASH news release: Embargo 00.01 Monday 8 May 2017 LARGE NATIONAL SURVEY FINDS 2.9 MILLION PEOPLE NOW VAPE IN BRITAIN: FOR THE FIRST TIME OVER HALF NO LONGER SMOKE Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) today published the findings from its annual Smokefree GB survey into the use of electronic cigarettes and vapourisers in Great […]

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World No Tobacco Day 31st May 2017

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco – a threat to development.” About the campaign It will demonstrate the […]

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E-Cigarettes ‘The Switch’ 2017

Inspired by people who have switched from smoking cigarettes to vaping, the NCSCT and the New Nicotine Alliance have produced this short film showing how some people have managed to make The Switch. http://https://www.youtube.com/user/NCSCTfilms

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Standardised “plain” packaging starts 20th May 2016

From 20th May 2016 laws surrounding tobacco packaging will change. From this date all tobacco products manufactured for sale in the UK must comply with the new laws. There is a one year transitional period for the sell-through of old stock and from May 2017 all tobacco products on sale in the UK must comply […]

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Stolen Years….

Smoking disproportionately harms those with mental health conditions Wednesday 13 April 2016 (ash.org.uk) People with mental health conditions die on average 10-20 years earlier than the general population and smoking is the single largest factor in this shocking difference. Around one third of adult tobacco consumption is by people with a current mental health condition, […]

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One You

Without knowing it, by the time we reach our 40s and 50s many of us will have dramatically increased our chances of becoming ill later in life. Whether we are eating the wrong things, drinking more than we should, continuing to smoke despite everything we know, or just not being active enough, all of these […]

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No Smoking Day!

It’s No Smoking Day on Wednesday 9th March 2016… No Smoking Day is run by the British Heart Foundation. The campaign aims to help smokers who want to quit by creating a supportive environment and highlighting the help that’s available. The first No Smoking Day was in 1983. Back then there were millions more smokers in […]

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