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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

Many people with mental illness dying younger due to smoking not psychiatric conditions

The inclusion of physical health for the first time in a five-year national plan detailing priority areas for Australia’s mental health system is a vital step toward improving lives, according to Quit Victoria.

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Posted 9 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.

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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