1. Tyne Tees

Children being hospitalised by passive smoking

Figures show more than 13,000 children in the North East were admitted to hospital with smoking related problems last year

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  1. Frances Read

Health warnings issued over child passive smoking figures

Shocking new figures have shown that more than 13,000 children in the North East need medical treatment every year as a result of breathing in second-hand cigarette smoke.

Experts say smoking out of a window or backdoor is not enough to protect children and that it's making them ill.

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