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Benjamin Law to lead panel discussion on smoking, queer film, culture, health and human rights

LGBTIQ+ health, arts and human rights will be the focus of an engaging panel discussion hosted by Australian author, journalist and screenwriter Benjamin Law as part of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) this month.

Posted 12 Mar, 2019

Keep the Vibe Alive film comp winners revealed Sam and Millie tie for the trophy

The results of the 2019 Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) Keep the Vibe Alive film competition are in – it’s a draw between Fuming created by Sam McGowan and The Third Wheel by Millie Hayes.

Posted 12 Feb, 2019

Vote for your favourite short film and help tackle smoking in LGBTIQ communities

People across Australia are being urged to cast their vote in the Melbourne Queer Film Festival ‘Keep The Vibe Alive’ short film competition.

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Posted 18 Jan, 2019

Feeling the burn: Smokers urged to butt out as fire damage from cigarettes soar

With temperatures set to soar in Melbourne and across the state on Friday, Quit Victoria and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) are urging Victorian smokers to be cautious when disposing of cigarette butts to help reduce the risk of fires. The warning comes after a cigarette sparked a fire that caused substantial damage to a property in Albion just after Christmas.

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Posted 11 Jan, 2019

Critics’ Choice 2018: students decide on winning anti-smoking ad

Students across Australia have chosen their favourite anti-smoking advertisement, with Quit Victoria’s ‘You Quit, You Win’ hitting the mark.

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Posted 17 Dec, 2018

Finalists announced for Quit Victoria and MQFF’s ‘Keep The Vibe Alive’ film competition

Five finalists for the Melbourne Queer Film Festival’s ‘Keep The Vibe Alive’ competition have been chosen to produce their short film concept showing how smoking can “kill the vibe” in important moments.

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Posted 10 Dec, 2018

Quit Victoria and its Tackling Tobacco partners highly commended at the 2018 VicHealth Awards

Quit Victoria and its partners in the “Tackling Tobacco Program” have been highly commended for their efforts in working to reduce smoking rates among people living with mental health conditions at last night’s VicHealth Awards.

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Posted 5 Dec, 2018

Project tackling smoking among Victorians living with mental health conditions in the running for VicHealth Award

Quit Victoria and NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH) are preparing for the 2018 VicHealth Awards tonight, after being chosen as a finalist for an award in the Preventing Tobacco Use category.

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Posted 4 Dec, 2018

Regional smokers kicking the habit long-term: New figures

Quit Victoria is urging former smokers to resist the urge to light up this festive season, as new figures show thousands of people across regional Victoria are quitting and staying quit.

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Posted 2 Dec, 2018

Initiative tackling smoking in mental health services wins prestigious Melbourne Health award

Quit Victoria’s partners in the “Tackling Tobacco Program” have been awarded the Melbourne Health Supporting Great Care Award.

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Posted 27 Nov, 2018

Students urged to have their say on anti-smoking ads

Quit Victoria this week launched its annual Critics’ Choice initiative and is calling on high school students to get involved.

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Posted 12 Nov, 2018

Calling all filmmakers: $24k in grants, prizemoney & MQFF screenings up for grabs

Filmmakers have less than one week left to get their entries in for the ‘Keep The Vibe Alive’ competition, and have their short film seen by prominent screenwriter Benjamin Law.

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Posted 9 Nov, 2018

New campaign urges Victorian smokers to seek advice from Quit-trained pharmacists

A new campaign from Quit Victoria and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is encouraging Victorian smokers to chat to their local pharmacists for advice and support to help them on their quitting journey.

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Posted 30 Oct, 2018

Cigarettes with flavour changing capsules make smoking more palatable and attractive to teenagers: health experts

Quit Victoria is urging the Victorian Government to take immediate action to ban the sale of tobacco products with squeezable capsules of flavour in their filter which mask the harsh taste of smoke and appeal to young people.

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Posted 28 Oct, 2018

Smoking: Don't let it kill the vibe, Quit Vic and MQFF announce new film competition

Quit Victoria and MQFF join forces to raise awareness of high smoking rates in the LGBTIQ community, with a film competition designed to challenge the idea of smoking being cool and desirable.

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Posted 10 Oct, 2018