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Health groups urge Crown Melbourne to become a smoke-free workplace

Leading health groups Quit, Cancer Council Victoria and the Heart Foundation have urged Crown Melbourne to permanently ban indoor smoking in the VIP ‘high roller’ gaming rooms, after casino workers expressed concerns about their health and safety due to coronavirus.

Media release News

Posted 24 Nov, 2020

Another new study shows e-cigarettes could be hindering, not helping, quitting

A new clinical trial from the US has shown that, among people motivated to quit, e-cigarette use significantly reduces the chances of quitting successfully.

Posted 9 Nov, 2020

The Seymour community now have even more support to quit

Patients of Seymour Health will get access to the best support to stop smoking thanks to the roll out of new smoking cessation training provided by Quit.

Media release News

Posted 11 Oct, 2020

Quit announces new training and resources for eye health professionals to help patients stop smoking

On World Sight Day, Quit and Vision Initiative have launched an Australian-first; online training and resources for eye health professionals that aim to reduce and prevent smoking-related diseases, including eye disease, among their patients.

Media release News

Posted 7 Oct, 2020

Comprehensive review suggests e-cigarettes unlikely to increase quitting rates in Australia

Quit welcomes the release of a summary report of a body of work from the Australian National University, which includes a review of national and international data on the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation.

Media release News

Posted 29 Sep, 2020

Survey reveals continuing progress in decreasing smoking in Victoria

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) 2019 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) has shown that smoking among Victorian adults has continued to fall.

Media release News

Posted 15 Jul, 2020

Exposing predatory marketing to children by tobacco and e-cigarette companies

As part of World No Tobacco Day, the Victorian Government has commissioned Quit and partners, including the Royal Children’s Hospital, to develop a series of new resources highlighting how tobacco and e-cigarette industries target children.

Posted 29 May, 2020

New resource offers support to help smokers to quit

A new resource hub helping smokers to quit has been launched to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) physical distancing measures and ahead of the looming influenza season.

Media release News

Posted 4 May, 2020

Quitline providing critical support to smokers at increased risk of coronavirus impacts

There is emerging evidence that people who smoke are likely to be more susceptible to infection with coronavirus and more likely to be more affected by COVID-19.

Media release News

Posted 2 Apr, 2020

Highly addictive nicotine liquids for sale in Melbourne

Tobacconists in Melbourne’s inner suburbs are illegally selling fruit-flavoured nicotine liquids likely to appeal to children just metres from local primary and high schools.

Media release

Posted 6 Mar, 2020

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