As part of World No Tobacco Day, the Victorian Government has commissioned Quit and partners, including the Royal Children’s Hospital, to develop a series of new resources highlighting how tobacco and e-cigarette industries target children.
Posted 29 May, 2020
A new resource hub helping smokers to quit has been launched to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) physical distancing measures and ahead of the looming influenza season.Media release News
Posted 4 May, 2020
There is emerging evidence that people who smoke are likely to be more susceptible to infection with coronavirus and more likely to be more affected by COVID-19.Media release News
Posted 2 Apr, 2020
Tobacconists in Melbourne’s inner suburbs are illegally selling fruit-flavoured nicotine liquids likely to appeal to children just metres from local primary and high schools.Media release
Posted 6 Mar, 2020
Quit Victoria commends the Royal Children’s Hospital Child Health Poll for polling the views of Australian parents on e-cigarettes and notes three findings of particular relevance to protecting our children from the predatory marketing tactics of the tobacco and related industries.Media release News
Posted 18 Feb, 2020
The results of the QuitFlicks 2020 short film competition are in, with Australians voting Rolled by Rosie Pavlovic (winner) and Stressless Sam by Hugh Murray (runner-up) as their two favourite films of the competition.
Posted 13 Feb, 2020
Cancer Council Australia and Quit Victoria have welcomed new smoking cessation recommendations released today by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.Media release News
Posted 28 Jan, 2020
Posted 9 Jan, 2020
Melburnian of the Year, Dr Bronwyn King AO, is urging smokers to leave cigarettes behind in the new year by signing up to the Quit Pledge 2020, which supports people on their journey to becoming tobacco-free.Preparing to quit Quitline Quitting attempts Quitting methods Reasons to quit
Posted 1 Jan, 2020
An emotive, hard-hitting advertisement depicting 16 common and lesser-known cancers that can be caused by smoking, and the consequences these cancers can have on daily living, has been voted as the most effective advertisement in deterring young people from smoking, in the 19th annual Quit Critics’ Choice.
Posted 7 Nov, 2019