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Tackling tobacco in Victoria

Friday 29 August 2014

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.

Tobacco industry's plain packaging predictions a bust, new research shows

Friday 29 August 2014

NEW research published today suggests that several of the tobacco industry’s major predictions about the introduction of plain packaging have not been borne out.

Support Geelong and want to quit? Download the Cats Don’t Smoke app now!

Friday 29 August 2014

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.

Top smoking triggers revealed as Quit launches new animated campaign

Sunday 24 August 2014

Quit Victoria has launched a ground-breaking new campaign to assist smokers to recognise and effectively respond to, the impulse to smoke.

Victorian health groups welcome smokefree announcement

Monday 4 August 2014

Victorian health groups have welcomed a commitment from the State Government that all outdoor dining and drinking areas will be made smokefree.

Big tick for tobacco control as Australian smoking rates hit new low

Thursday 17 July 2014

New data released today showing smoking prevalence is continuing to decline in Australia is a strong endorsement of a comprehensive tobacco control program, Cancer Council Victoria and Quit Victoria said today.

Big wins revealed in COAG report are strong endorsement of tobacco control programs

Thursday 12 June 2014

The COAG Reform Council’s final report on healthcare reform reveals excellent progress in reducing the devastating harm from smoking in Australia and is testament to the importance of law reform and dedicated investment in tobacco control, Quit Victoria said today.

Victorian Government wins Dirty Ashtray for third year in a row

Friday 23 May 2014

The award, which is presented by the Australian Medical Association and Australian Council on Smoking and Health, was announced this afternoon at the AMA national conference for the worst-performing government in tobacco control for the third year in a row.

New quitting app aims to tackle Geelong’s high smoking rates

Friday 23 May 2014

A NEW quit smoking app launched today provides extra support for Geelong smokers looking to quit.

Don't leave Victoria behind when it comes to smokefree: Quit Victoria & Cancer Council Victoria

Thursday 22 May 2014

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.

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