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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted 6 Mar, 2020

Poll reveals Australian parents in the dark about e-cigarette use

Quit Victoria commends the Royal Children’s Hospital Child Health Poll for polling the views of Australian parents on e-cigarettes and notes three findings of particular relevance to protecting our children from the predatory marketing tactics of the tobacco and related industries.

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Posted 18 Feb, 2020

‘Rolled’ and ‘Stressless Sam’ voted top two films of QuitFlicks 2020

The results of the QuitFlicks 2020 short film competition are in, with Australians voting Rolled by Rosie Pavlovic (winner) and Stressless Sam by Hugh Murray (runner-up) as their two favourite films of the competition.

Posted 13 Feb, 2020

Leading health groups welcome new recommendations for embedding smoking cessation in healthcare

Cancer Council Australia and Quit Victoria have welcomed new smoking cessation recommendations released today by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

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Posted 28 Jan, 2020

Make the pledge to quit for good in 2020

Melburnian of the Year, Dr Bronwyn King AO, is urging smokers to leave cigarettes behind in the new year by signing up to the Quit Pledge 2020, which supports people on their journey to becoming tobacco-free.

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Posted 1 Jan, 2020

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