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Quit Victoria's most recent media releases.
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Fresh air for sports fans

Wednesday 22 April 2015

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.

Quit gives the thumbs up for City of Warrnambool's smoking bans


Quit Victoria has praised the City of Warrnambool's implementation of 24 hour smoking bans at council owned and managed recreation areas and buildings.

Strong public backing for limiting availability of tobacco products - 3 out of 4 Victorians support reform


A recent Cancer Council Victoria survey found strong public support for limiting the availability of tobacco products, Quit Victoria said today.

Call for health of Crown employees and patrons to be protected - MPs to debate legislation today


Health groups are urging Victorian MPs to put public health first this week, as they consider proposed legislative changes for Crown Casino, Cancer Council Victoria said today.