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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

Latrobe creatives help encourage smokers to kick the habit

More than 80,000 people in the Gippsland and Latrobe Valley regions have been urged to quit smoking as part of Quit Victoria’s latest public education campaign, created by local Brett Tippet and his team from Spectrum Productions.


Posted 3 Oct, 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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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