This site provides resources for health professionals and the general public on smoking related issues in Victoria. This includes downloadable resources, policy guidance, advertising campaigns, press releases and more.
On 1 December 2012 it became mandatory for all tobacco products in Australia to be sold in plain packaging and for the size of the warning and graphic on the front of the pack to increase to 75 per cent rather than the current 30 per cent.
Quit Educators are trained and accredited by Quit Victoria (a unit of The Cancer Council Victoria). They are regularly updated on the latest information about helping people to quit smoking.
Quit's Multicultural Project works with community groups, ethnic organisations, welfare, health and educational organisations and the ethnic media, to reduce illness and suffering caused by smoking and by exposure to cigarette smoke.
Quit Victoria has funded an Aboriginal Tobacco Control Project Coordinator position for the past thirteen years. This program delivers Aboriginal health worker training, supports Aboriginal health workers in their efforts to promote smoking cessation, and funds grants to Aboriginal health services for smoking cessation promotion.
Smokers with mental health conditions will often have a complicated relationship with their smoking.