Thousands of North East children admitted to hospital with smoking related problems

An image from the Government's latest anti-smoking campaign Credit: Department of Health

New figures show that 13,000 children in the North East were admitted to hospital with smoking related problems last year.

The news comes as the Government launches its latest anti-smoking campaign warning people of the dangers of passive smoking.

TV and online adverts in England will outline the risk to children of people lighting up in cars and homes.

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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