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Urgent action required to address the e-cigarette epidemic in Victoria

Quit Victoria, VicHealth and Cancer Council Victoria are calling for urgent action to protect current and future generations from becoming dependent on harmful e-cigarettes and start smoking.

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Posted 26 Jun, 2022

Quit Smoking to protect our environment

This World No Tobacco Day 2022 (WNTD) Quit is encouraging people who care about the environment to quit smoking or vaping. The 2022 WNTD theme is “Tobacco: Threat to our environment,” and the World Heath Organisations (WHO) has set the theme to raise international awareness of the environmental impact of tobacco – from cultivation, production, distribution, and waste.

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Posted 24 May, 2022

Quit relaunches hard hitting “Sponge” advertising campaign

On May 22, Quit will launch a public education campaign reinforcing the negative impact of smoking on the lungs and highlighting how Quitline (13 7848) can support people wherever they are on their quitting journey. The campaign will run across Victorian television, radio and digital platforms, until 2 July 2022.

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Posted 18 May, 2022

Aboriginal Quitline counsellors are here to help

As National Close the Gap Day approaches, Quit Victoria is encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people wanting to quit smoking or thinking about quitting, to call the Aboriginal Quitline.

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Posted 16 Mar, 2022

Cigarette butts are polluting our global environment

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) this week launched a partnership with the Secretariat of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to raise awareness and drive action on the extensive environmental and human health impacts of plastic filters found in cigarette butts.

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Posted 8 Feb, 2022

A bad mix: tobacco and alcohol together increase cancer risk

Individually, tobacco and alcohol cause thousands of cancer diagnoses in Australia each year. But what many aren’t aware of is that for some cancers, the combined effect of alcohol and tobacco is even greater than the sum of their individual effects.

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Posted 31 Jan, 2022

Smoking can lead to social isolation and loneliness

A recent study in The Lancet: Relationship of smoking with current and future social isolation and loneliness: 12-year follow-up of older adults in England - The Lancet Regional Health – Europe found that older adults (50+) who smoke are more likely to become socially isolated and lonely compared with non-smokers.

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Posted 16 Jan, 2022

Set your quit day when you are back into usual routines

Quit is encouraging people who want to quit smoking in the New Year to wait until they are back into their usual routines as the holiday season can be a challenging time to change habits.

Posted 7 Jan, 2022

New Owners Corporation rules help people suffering from smoke penetration

Quit Victoria is welcoming a new “model rule” on smoke drift for Owners Corporation Legislation which comes into effect today, Wednesday 1 Dec 2021. Quit Victoria Director Dr Sarah White says that Quit is contacted frequently by people distressed by second-hand smoke penetrating into their homes.

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Posted 30 Nov, 2021

Call Quitline on World COPD Day: COPD accounts for 30%of the burden of disease from smoking

Quit Victoria is encouraging people who smoke to call Quitline to reduce the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

Posted 16 Nov, 2021

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