This World No Tobacco Day 2022 (WNTD) Quit is encouraging people who care about the environment to quit smoking or vaping. The 2022 WNTD theme is “Tobacco: Threat to our environment,” and the World Heath Organisations (WHO) has set the theme to raise international awareness of the environmental impact of tobacco – from cultivation, production, distribution, and waste.Media release News
Posted 24 May, 2022
On May 22, Quit will launch a public education campaign reinforcing the negative impact of smoking on the lungs and highlighting how Quitline (13 7848) can support people wherever they are on their quitting journey. The campaign will run across Victorian television, radio and digital platforms, until 2 July 2022.Media release News
Posted 18 May, 2022
As National Close the Gap Day approaches, Quit Victoria is encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people wanting to quit smoking or thinking about quitting, to call the Aboriginal Quitline.Media release News
Posted 16 Mar, 2022
Individually, tobacco and alcohol cause thousands of cancer diagnoses in Australia each year. Although most people know the individual risk of smoking, fewer people know about the cancer risks of alcohol, and fewer still know that the combined effect of alcohol and tobacco is even greater than the sum of their individual effects.
Posted 8 Feb, 2022
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) this week launched a partnership with the Secretariat of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to raise awareness and drive action on the extensive environmental and human health impacts of plastic filters found in cigarette butts.Media release News
Posted 8 Feb, 2022
Individually, tobacco and alcohol cause thousands of cancer diagnoses in Australia each year. But what many aren’t aware of is that for some cancers, the combined effect of alcohol and tobacco is even greater than the sum of their individual effects.News
Posted 31 Jan, 2022
A recent study in The Lancet: Relationship of smoking with current and future social isolation and loneliness: 12-year follow-up of older adults in England - The Lancet Regional Health – Europe found that older adults (50+) who smoke are more likely to become socially isolated and lonely compared with non-smokers.Media release News
Posted 16 Jan, 2022
Quit is encouraging people who want to quit smoking in the New Year to wait until they are back into their usual routines as the holiday season can be a challenging time to change habits.
Posted 7 Jan, 2022
Quit Victoria is welcoming a new “model rule” on smoke drift for Owners Corporation Legislation which comes into effect today, Wednesday 1 Dec 2021. Quit Victoria Director Dr Sarah White says that Quit is contacted frequently by people distressed by second-hand smoke penetrating into their homes.Media release News
Posted 30 Nov, 2021
Quit Victoria is encouraging people who smoke to call Quitline to reduce the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
Posted 16 Nov, 2021