Tobacco related news from Victoria.
It is hoped the creation of an Australian National Preventive Health Agency will be approved by parliament in the coming weeks.
Quit Victoria's latest campaign titled 'Stairway to emphysema' produced by the Cancer Institute NSW aims to encourage smokers to quit by focusing on a well-established health consequence of smoking - emphysema.
Public health officials around the world have followed the lead of Victoria, and recommended the sale of flavoured cigarettes be restricted or banned.
Quit has welcomed news that the Federal Government is taking steps to restrict tobacco advertising online.
Nicotine patches are now listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, slashing their price.