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New Smokefree Health Harms campaign
Updated - 06/01/14
Public Health England’s new campaign is raising awareness of the harm smoking does to your body. The hard hitting new advertising shows the damaging effect that toxins from smoking have on the blood, lungs, heart and brain.

Smokefree Cars campaign launched across Greater Manchester
Updated - 19/12/13
A new campaign has been launched to encourage people to keep their cars Smokefree to protect children and young people from breathing in the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.