Media releases

Quit Victoria's most recent media releases.
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30 years of Quit saves half a million Victorians


On the organisation’s 30th birthday, Quit Victoria Director Dr Sarah White said it was frightening to imagine a Victoria in which smoking rates remained unchanged.

Reforms needed to tackle the harms posed by e-cigarettes


Quit Victoria is calling for action to curb the sale and use of e-cigarettes in Victoria to prevent them being used as a lure to hook young people on smoking.

Waterpipe tobacco poisoning case highlights need for reform


Quit Victoria, the Heart Foundation and the Australian-Lebanese Medical Association have renewed calls for legislative reform to ban waterpipe smoking in enclosed workplaces following the carbon monoxide poisoning of a 20-year-old hookah smoker.

New campaign highlights smoking’s link to 16 cancers


The '16 cancers' campaign highlights the fact that smoking causes a range of cancers including liver, bowel, kidney, cervical and ovarian.

Fresh air for sports fans


The North Melbourne Football Club has joined forces with Quit Victoria for an innovative new project encouraging Victorian sporting clubs to go completely smokefree.

Quit and Cancer Council welcome new smokefree areas


New smoking bans will come into effect almost a month earlier than earlier than expected on Monday 13th April to coincide with the start of Term 2 in Victoria.

Ireland follows Australia’s plain packaging lead, boosting global fight against tobacco


Ireland has shown strong leadership by becoming the first country in Europe – and the second in the world – to pass legislation requiring the plain packaging of cigarettes.

Community confronting high smoking rates among disadvantaged


At a recent forum, the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) and Quit Victoria made a commitment to challenge the cultural acceptance of high smoking rates within marginalised communities.

New research: cigarettes kill two out of every three long-term smokers


A study published today by the international journal BMC Medicine has shown that smoking kills up to two-thirds of smokers - making the habit more deadly than previously thought.

Give cigarettes the flick the FebFast way in 2015


Quit Victoria is supporting FebFast in 2015 and encouraging smokers to take a 28 day break from cigarettes.

Introducing Dr Sarah White as new Director of Quit Victoria


Cancer Council Victoria is pleased to welcome leading public health and communications professional, Sarah White PhD, as the new Director of Quit Victoria.

Smokers take the plunge and sign the pledge


The Victorian Aboriginal Quitline is launching a new Pledge today, to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers in Victoria commit to cutting down or kicking the habit over the next four weeks.

Smoking rates, illicit tobacco use continue to fall, however challenges remain


Smoking rates in Australia continue to fall to record low levels according to new data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Quit Victoria backs campaign to butt out across Melbourne’s north


High smoking rates across Melbourne’s north, particularly in Arabic-speaking communities, are the focus of an innovative smoking cessation campaign now underway.

Public health groups call for reform on waterpipe tobacco use, sale and advertising


A coalition of public health groups have today called for legislative reform to bring waterpipe use, sale and advertising in line with other tobacco laws in Victoria.

Smoking takes a heavy toll on most vulnerable in our community


On World Mental Health Day, Quit Victoria has highlighted the impact of smoking on some of the most vulnerable people in our community.