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Ethnic leaders call on MPs to close waterpipes loophole in Victoria

Leaders from local African and Middle Eastern communities have joined other ethnic groups in calling for MPs to support a proposal before the Victorian Parliament to bring waterpipe use, sale and advertising into line with other tobacco laws.

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Posted 13 Sep, 2016

Cigarette price rise another reason to quit

Quitline is preparing for an influx of calls ahead of a tobacco tax increase today, which will push the current leading brand of cigarettes to more than $26.

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Posted 1 Sep, 2016

E-cigarette ads can trigger an urge to smoke in ex-smokers

Exposure to electronic cigarette advertising may increase former smokers’ desire to start smoking regular cigarettes again, new research has found.

News Triggers

Posted 2 Aug, 2016

Plain packaging the focus on World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day is the perfect time to quit smoking, as health groups around the world reflect on the devastating toll of death and disease caused by the addiction.

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Posted 31 May, 2016

New research: Smoking doesn’t discriminate when it comes to fertility

New research has confirmed that smoking is strongly linked to infertility for both parents – not just the mother.

Fertility News

Posted 23 May, 2016

Health groups welcome new e-cigarette laws for Victoria

Leading Victorian health groups have welcomed the Victorian Government’s move to tighten controls around electronic cigarettes, including banning sales to minors and preventing their use in smokefree areas.

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Posted 21 May, 2016

Breaking bad habits the focus of new Quit campaign

The psychology of quitting is at the centre of a new Quit Victoria campaign designed to give smokers the strategies and tools to help them quit.

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Posted 17 May, 2016

Review confirms plain packaging is cutting the smoking toll

Quit Victoria has welcomed the findings of a Federal Government review of plain packaging of cigarettes, which show the world-first laws are achieving their aims of improving public health.

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Posted 26 Feb, 2016

Smokefree outdoor dining and drinking good for regional Victoria

Laws that make outdoor dining and drinking areas smokefree will encourage more families to visit cafes and restaurants in regional Victoria, Cancer Council Victoria research shows.

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Posted 18 Feb, 2016

Smokefree outdoor dining and drinking good for business

Victorians expect to be able to eat and drink outside without being exposed to secondhand smoke and nearly three-quarters of a million of them will visit cafes and restaurants more often every year if smokefree outdoor areas are created.

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Posted 7 Feb, 2016

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