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New Owners Corporation rules help people suffering from smoke penetration

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.

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Posted 30 Nov, 2021

Call Quitline on World COPD Day: COPD accounts for 30%of the burden of disease from smoking

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

Cancer Council Victoria and Quit Victoria welcome regulatory review

Cancer Council Victoria and Quit Victoria welcome the move by the Victorian Government to reviewing its tobacco regulation framework with a view to strengthening enforcement of laws that prohibit the sale of cigarettes and e-cigarettes to children and the sale of illicit tobacco.

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Posted 28 Oct, 2021

Cigarette smoke has immediate and deadly effects

Quit Victoria and partners will today launch a public education campaign highlighting how deadly cigarette smoke is on the heart and the link between smoking and Australia’s single biggest killer, heart disease.

Posted 15 Oct, 2021

Quit Victoria launches new e-cigarette resources in a bid to help reduce teen vaping

Quit Victoria has launched a suite of e-cigarette resources, designed to support Victorian parents and teachers to understand the risks of e-cigarette use and empower them to address vaping with their kids and students.

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Posted 13 Jul, 2021

Quit Victoria launches confronting new campaign to reverse 2020 fall in Quitline calls

Quit Victoria has launched a new, hard hitting anti-smoking campaign as data from the Victorian Quitline revealed calls to the service plummeted in 2020 when there were no campaigns on air.

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Posted 27 Jun, 2021

Cashing in on kids: dodgy retailers flout the law by brazenly selling e-cigarettes to children

An investigation in the Herald Sun has revealed tobacco retailers in Melbourne’s south east brazenly selling e-cigarettes to children, breaking a series of laws banning the sale of addictive vaping products.

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Posted 22 Jun, 2021

Smokes can lead to strokes: new partnership seeks to save lives

Quit and Stroke Foundation have partnered to offer training and resources for stroke clinicians to help people recovering from a stroke to stop smoking, reducing their risk of having another stroke.

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Posted 24 May, 2021

Concerns about COVID blip as smokers quit quitting during lockdown

There were plenty of disruptions during COVID and unfortunately quitting smoking was one of them. During last year’s lockdown, Quitline received significantly fewer calls as more people began working from home, and as Melbourne was plunged into another seven-day lockdown late last week, health groups warn Victorians may delay quitting again.

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Posted 14 May, 2021

New campaign highlights the deadly link between smoking and cardiovascular disease for the Victorian Chinese community

Quit Victoria and partners have launched a new public education campaign that highlights the immediate and deadly effects of cigarette smoke on the heart and they’re hoping the Victorian Chinese community is going to heed the message.

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Posted 4 Mar, 2021

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