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Quit Victoria welcomes leading EU health agency’s sensible, balanced stance on e-cigarettes

“There’s simply not enough evidence on the long-term health impacts of e-cigarettes to be able to recommend them as an alternative to smoking,” Dr White said.

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Posted 31 Aug, 2018

New campaign shows what smokers can ‘win’ by quitting

A new TV-led public education campaign from Quit Victoria casts a light on all the things smokers hate about smoking, such as the cost, the isolation, the breathlessness and the constant feeling of being judged.

Media release

Posted 29 Aug, 2018

Quitline crowned as winner in industry excellence awards

Quit Victoria's Quitline wins award for Best in Class Contact Centre (under 30 seats) at the 18th Annual Government Contact Centre Summit last night.

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Posted 28 Aug, 2018

A load of rubbish: tobacco-related litter costs Vic economy $25.7m per year

Tobacco-related litter is causing serious damage to our wildlife and natural environment and costing the Victorian economy $25.7m per year.

Posted 15 Aug, 2018

Opinion piece by Dr Sarah White, Quit Victoria Director

Clinical trials have shown that combining behaviour change coaching provided by Quitline with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or a stop smoking drug significantly increases successful quitting. However, only one in five Victorian smokers who tries to quit uses this proven approach.


Posted 25 Jul, 2018

20+ health and community orgs sign on to 'virtually eliminate' smoking

More than 20 leading health and community groups have united to commit to reducing Victoria’s daily smoking rate and they’re urging other organisations including all political parties to get on board.

Media release

Posted 18 Jul, 2018

Australians in the dark about many smoking-related health dangers, study reveals

New research from Cancer Council Victoria shows that fewer than one in three smokers knew serious health problems such as type 2 diabetes, ectopic pregnancies, acute leukaemia and rheumatoid arthritis were associated with smoking cigarettes.

Media release

Posted 8 Jul, 2018

Latrobe Valley's Pitch to Quit winner star of digital anti-smoking campaign launching next week

'It's Time', the winning entrant of the Pitch to Quit competition will be running across digital advertising platforms targeting smokers in Eastern Victoria and Gippsland encouraging them to go smoke-free.

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Posted 3 Jul, 2018

Smokefree workplaces reduce risk of cardiovascular disease by as much as 46%: new study

Study finds people protected from secondhand smoke in workplaces, bars and restaurants had fewer heart attacks and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease.

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Posted 26 Jun, 2018

Signs of a stranglehold? Calls for action on tobacco retail

Evidence is mounting mounting that Big Tobacco is exploiting the Australian retail sector in its entirety, Dr White calls for a complete overhaul of the sector.

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Posted 25 Jun, 2018

Up in smoke: Tobacco costs Vic economy $3.7 billion each year

New figures show Victorian businesses bear 43% of the tangible social costs of smoking.

Media release

Posted 18 Jun, 2018

Big tobacco buying influence through political donations

Public health should not be undermined by tobacco companies making political donations in an attempt to buy influence and increase profits, Quit Victoria says.

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Posted 8 Jun, 2018

Powerful new anti-smoking campaign highlights reality of smoking and stroke

An emotional anti-smoking campaign highlights the link between smoking and risk of stroke. As many as 80% of strokes may be prevented through lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking.

Media release

Posted 30 May, 2018

Quit Victoria & The Long Walk sponsor 'We Walk Together'

Quit Victoria and its Aboriginal Quitline service are once again partnering with The Long Walk to sponsor the ‘We Walk Together’ event on Saturday 2nd June 2018 to drive better health outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians.

Media release

Posted 27 May, 2018