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Quit Victoria launches new TV-led advertising campaign

Quit Victoria has today launched a new public education campaign highlighting how Quitline can help people who are considering quitting or actively trying to quit.

Posted 30 Sep, 2019

Australia’s chemicals regulator study highlights concerns about e-cigarettes

A new report released by Australia’s independent chemical regulator has further sounded the alarm on e-cigarette safety.

Media release News

Posted 30 Sep, 2019

Health organisations commend action on tobacco advertising by Andrews Government

Cancer Council Victoria, the Heart Foundation, Quit Victoria and VicHealth welcome the Victorian Government’s action today to close a loophole in legislation that allowed a multinational tobacco company to promote themselves and market new tobacco products at the Grand Prix.

Media release

Posted 12 Sep, 2019

Smoking prevalence reaches landmark 10% figure in Victoria Daily smoking figure falls across the board

Data from Cancer Council Victoria’s Victorian Smoking & Health Survey 2018 show that just one in ten Victorian adults now report being daily smokers, with significant decreases in smoking seen across regional Victoria and in communities with socioeconomic disadvantage.

Posted 28 May, 2019

Quit Victoria continues partnership with The Long Walk to drive better health outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians

Quit Victoria and its Aboriginal Quitline service are once again partnering with The Long Walk to sponsor the ‘We Walk Together’ event at Federation Square on Saturday May 25, 2019.

Media release News Quitline

Posted 16 May, 2019

Novel initiative tests quit smoking advice inserts inside cigarette packs

A new study has found that Australian smokers would welcome a novel intervention that would put inserts containing tips and advice on how to quit smoking into their cigarette packets.

Media release News

Posted 15 May, 2019

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.

Media release

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.

Media release

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.

Media release

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.

Media release News

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.

Media release

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.

Media release

Posted 4 Dec, 2018