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Australian smokers and ex-smokers wanted for a ground-breaking international study

Researchers from Cancer Council Victoria and Queen Mary University of London are on the hunt for smokers and ex-smokers to take part in a first of its kind study into how to help people stay quit for good.

Media release

Posted 15 Apr, 2018

2 in 3 young Victorians wrongly think social smoking is ok: survey

A new report has found two in three young Victorians mistakenly believe occasional or social smoking is not very harmful, prompting alarm bells from public health experts.

Media release

Posted 19 Mar, 2018

Lung cancer kills 3 times more Aboriginal women in Vic each year

Smokers urged to quit smoking to reduce cancer risk

Media release

Posted 4 Mar, 2018

Brett Tippet wins Latrobe Valley’s Pitch To Quit competition

It’s Time, a video advertisement created by Brett Tippet and his team from Spectrum Productions in Traralgon, was announced as the winner of the Pitch To Quit competition tonight, leading four other finalists in the innovative campaign designed to encourage the Latrobe Valley to go smoke-free.

Media release

Posted 1 Mar, 2018

Funding boost for Tackling Indigenous Smoking teams will save lives

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and Quit Victoria have joined together to commend the Federal Government and The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM, MP, Minister for Indigenous Health, on the early announcement of extending the successful Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program for another four years.

Media release

Posted 20 Feb, 2018

Like and share your favourite video in Latrobe Valley’s Pitch To Quit competition

Like and share your favourite quit-smoking video to help choose a winner as the final five entries in the Pitch To Quit competition go on public display before the winner is announced on March 1, 2018.

Media release

Posted 13 Feb, 2018

Tapping the power of pharmacists to decrease smoking

Quit Victoria and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Victorian Branch are today joining forces to tap into the power of pharmacists to increase the number of people quitting successfully.

Media release

Posted 6 Feb, 2018

Greater urgency needed to reduce smoking, lung cancer rates: experts

Quit Victoria says a reversal in the declining funding for powerful mass media campaigns and broader smokefree policies are essential for reducing smoking rates and preventing more Victorians from dying from lung cancer.

Media release News

Posted 19 Jan, 2018

8 in 10 Victorian smokers want to quit: survey

Make a plan to quit in New Year for best chance of success

Media release

Posted 8 Jan, 2018

Half of young smokers incorrectly think roll-your-own cigarettes are less dangerous: survey

An alarming new survey from Quit Victoria has revealed that almost 1 in 2 Victorian smokers aged 18-29 think roll-your-own cigarettes are less harmful than traditional factory made cigarettes.

Media release

Posted 13 Dec, 2017

1 in 3 Victorians breathe in toxic secondhand smoke at work

More than one in three Victorian workers are being regularly exposed to deadly secondhand tobacco smoke while doing their job, new survey data from Quit Victoria reveals.

Media release

Posted 6 Dec, 2017

“Terrie’s Tips” sweeps the votes in the 2017 Critics’ Choice Program

The hard-hitting Terrie’s Tips television advertisement, which provides tips from a deceased former smoker, has proven to be the most popular anti-smoking public education campaign among Australian students.

Media release

Posted 6 Dec, 2017

Gippsland Pioneers Australian-first Approach to Tackle Smoking

Today Gippsland PHN is unveiling an Australian-first approach to smoking cessation that brings together comprehensive training and a redesigned care pathway to provide the Latrobe Valley community with consistent quitting advice and help when they visit their GP and other health professionals.

Media release

Posted 9 Oct, 2017

New campaign invites Aboriginal smokers to yarn about quitting

A new Quit campaign to air in Shepparton over the next seven weeks will encourage smokers to have a yarn about quitting with an Aboriginal Quit Specialist.


Posted 17 Sep, 2017

Quit smoking and dodge the flu

Smokers have a higher risk of being hospitalised due to flu, a new study has shown, as Victoria continues to feel the effects of a particularly bad flu season.

Posted 14 Sep, 2017