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The Cost of Smoking

What is the cost Smoking? As we approach national No Smoking Day on the 11th March – we ask just what is the cost of smoking? The cost of smoking to the UK Government is approximately £12.6 billion a year, made up of £1.4 billion spent on social care for smoking related care needs, £2.5 billion

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Fruity Pancakes

It’s pancake day! And also time to put away that chocolate spread and ice cream in favour of a nice healthy alternative. Serves 2, makes 4 Equipment: Mixing bowl, fork, whisk, non-stick frying pan, chopping board, knife, teaspoon Ingredients 1 large, ripe banana 2 medium eggs, beaten Pinch of baking powder 1 tsp. vegetable oil

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Smoke-Damaged Lungs Can Heal

If you’ve tried to quit smoking before but couldn’t find the motivation scientists have just found the ultimate reason. Research in the journal Nature shows that lungs have a “magical” ability to repair some of the damage caused by smoking if you stop smoking completely.  It was originally believed that the damage caused by smoking

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Mocktail Recipes

Everyone loves a special tipple at Christmas, but it can be very easy to over indulge. To avoid that, but still have that something special, why not try these alcohol-free mocktails. Christmas Mocktail Ingredients 4 cups cranberry juice 2 cups pineapple juice 2 cups orange juice Ice Optional Diet lemonade or sparkling water Sugar for

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Physical Activity Links and Information

Other physical activity links and information: Walking for Health – www.walkingforhealth.org.uk Parkrun – www.parkrun.org.uk Ramblers association – www.ramblers.org.uk NHS Exercise – https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/ Active 10 – https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/active10/home Active Devon – https://activedevon.org/ UK Physical Activity Guidelines –  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-physical-activity-guidelines Local activity finder – https://devon.sportsuite.co.uk/activities Travel Devon: Walking and cycling routes across Devon – https://www.traveldevon.info/ Explore Devon: Exploring Devon’s brilliant green spaces, especially for walking and cycling – https://www.exploredevon.info/

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