Tobacco related news from Victoria.
A smokefree CBD in Melbourne is a fantastic vision but may be difficult to enforce, according to two of Victoria’s leading health organisations.
Victorian health groups have welcomed a commitment from the State Government that all outdoor dining and drinking areas will be made smokefree.
Two of Victoria’s leading health organisations have called on all parties to commit to smokefree outdoor dining and drinking areas as part of their election platform following plans to expand smokefree outdoor areas in the City of Melbourne.
Quit has welcomed news that the Federal Government is taking steps to restrict tobacco advertising online.
On Wednesday 24th August, the Plain Packaging Bill was passed in Canberra.
QUIT Victoria and Cancer Council Victoria has urged all parties to commit to introducing smokefree outdoor dining as part of their election platform, following the announcement it will be introduced in South Australia by July 2016.
Quit Victoria calls on all parties to commit to increased and sustained funding for education and support programs as well as the introduction of legislation that will reduce the devastating harms of tobacco on the Victorian community.
Smokers are less willing to display their packs in public and smoke in outdoor areas since plain packaging was introduced, new research has found.
Helping health professionals to incorporate evidence-based brief advice to clients who smoke is the focus of a new online learning hub created by Quit Victoria.
Smokers who support the Geelong Cats and want to kick the habit for good are being encouraged to download the innovative Cats Don’t Smoke app.