Media releases

Quit Victoria's most recent media releases.
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Lancet study debunks one of the greatest mental health myths

28.06.2017

Research just published in the June Lancet Psychiatry 2017 journal has shown physical assaults in a UK psychiatric hospital reduced by 39% when a smokefree policy was introduced and supported with proper clinical treatment of nicotine withdrawal.

Approaching people who are smoking in a non-smoking area

09.06.2017

With new smokefree legislation coming in on 1 August and a greater number of places becoming smokefree, we have recently received queries about how to best approach people smoking in areas such as out the front of hospitals, at sporting grounds and in cafes.

Roll-your-own tax rise a welcome step to curb appeal to young people

10.05.2017

The Federal Government’s move to increase tax on roll-your-own tobacco is a step in the right direction to deter young people from experimenting and encourage adult smokers to quit, Quit Victoria says.

Roll-your-own on the rise, prompting reality check for smokers

02.05.2017

Victorians are consuming fewer cigarettes overall but use of roll-your-own tobacco is increasing, prompting a warning for smokers not to be fooled about its devastating health impact.

Young men urged to stop stalling and quit

10.04.2017

Young men are the target of a new Quit campaign, which urges smokers to ditch cigarettes now rather put off quitting until they are older and starting to feel the damage to their health.

Even smokers agree: life’s better if you quit

18.01.2017

Three-quarters of Victorian smokers agree that life would be better if they quit smoking, but more than half of those trying to quit did not use any form of proven quitting help, new research shows.

Rural and regional Victorians urged to go smokefree for 2017

04.01.2017

Quit Victoria is encouraging rural and regional Victorians to butt out for a fresh start to 2017, as survey results show Victorians living outside Melbourne are more likely to smoke than those living in the metropolitan area.

Smokers think health harms overstated

14.12.2016

One in three Victorian smokers believe the dangers of smoking have been exaggerated, Cancer Council research shows.

Health groups welcome new tobacco laws for Victoria

14.10.2016

Leading Victorian health groups have welcomed new laws to bring waterpipes into line with other tobacco products, so that smoking them indoors will no longer be permitted from August 1 next year.

Ethnic leaders call on MPs to close waterpipes loophole in Victoria

13.09.2016

Leaders from local African and Middle Eastern communities have joined other ethnic groups in calling for MPs to support a proposal before the Victorian Parliament to bring waterpipe use, sale and advertising into line with other tobacco laws.

Cigarette price rise another reason to quit

01.09.2016

Quitline is preparing for an influx of calls ahead of a tobacco tax increase today, which will push the current leading brand of cigarettes to more than $26.

E-cigarette ads can trigger an urge to smoke in ex-smokers

02.08.2016

Exposure to electronic cigarette advertising may increase former smokers’ desire to start smoking regular cigarettes again, new research has found.

Plain packaging the focus on World No Tobacco Day

31.05.2016

World No Tobacco Day is the perfect time to quit smoking, as health groups around the world reflect on the devastating toll of death and disease caused by the addiction.

New Research: Smoking doesn’t discriminate when it comes to fertility

23.05.2016

New research has confirmed that smoking is strongly linked to infertility for both parents – not just the mother.

Health groups welcome new e-cigarette laws for Victoria

21.05.2016

Leading Victorian health groups have welcomed the Victorian Government’s move to tighten controls around electronic cigarettes, including banning sales to minors and preventing their use in smokefree areas.

Breaking bad habits the focus of new Quit campaign

17.05.2016

The psychology of quitting is at the centre of a new Quit Victoria campaign designed to give smokers the strategies and tools to help them quit.