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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.

Media release

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

Free training for pharmacists to help Victorians quit smoking

Quit Victoria partner with the PSA to offer free training workshops for pharmacists to help their customers quit.

Media release

Posted 27 May, 2018

Smoking kills Victorians as young as 30: new report

New statistics show dozens of people are dying in their 30s and 40s from smoking-related health problems.

Media release

Posted 7 May, 2018

Australian smokers and ex-smokers wanted for a ground-breaking international study

Researchers from Cancer Council Victoria and Queen Mary University of London are on the hunt for smokers and ex-smokers to take part in a first of its kind study into how to help people stay quit for good.

Media release

Posted 15 Apr, 2018

2 in 3 young Victorians wrongly think social smoking is ok: survey

A new report has found two in three young Victorians mistakenly believe occasional or social smoking is not very harmful, prompting alarm bells from public health experts.

Media release

Posted 19 Mar, 2018

Lung cancer kills 3 times more Aboriginal women in Vic each year

Smokers urged to quit smoking to reduce cancer risk

Media release

Posted 4 Mar, 2018

Brett Tippet wins Latrobe Valley’s Pitch To Quit competition

It’s Time, a video advertisement created by Brett Tippet and his team from Spectrum Productions in Traralgon, was announced as the winner of the Pitch To Quit competition tonight, leading four other finalists in the innovative campaign designed to encourage the Latrobe Valley to go smoke-free.

Media release

Posted 1 Mar, 2018

Funding boost for Tackling Indigenous Smoking teams will save lives

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and Quit Victoria have joined together to commend the Federal Government and The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM, MP, Minister for Indigenous Health, on the early announcement of extending the successful Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program for another four years.

Media release

Posted 20 Feb, 2018

Like and share your favourite video in Latrobe Valley’s Pitch To Quit competition

Like and share your favourite quit-smoking video to help choose a winner as the final five entries in the Pitch To Quit competition go on public display before the winner is announced on March 1, 2018.

Media release

Posted 13 Feb, 2018

Tapping the power of pharmacists to decrease smoking

Quit Victoria and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Victorian Branch are today joining forces to tap into the power of pharmacists to increase the number of people quitting successfully.

Media release

Posted 6 Feb, 2018

Greater urgency needed to reduce smoking, lung cancer rates: experts

Quit Victoria says a reversal in the declining funding for powerful mass media campaigns and broader smokefree policies are essential for reducing smoking rates and preventing more Victorians from dying from lung cancer.

Media release News

Posted 19 Jan, 2018

8 in 10 Victorian smokers want to quit: survey

Make a plan to quit in New Year for best chance of success

Media release

Posted 8 Jan, 2018