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A bad mix: tobacco and alcohol together increase cancer risk

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.


Posted 31 Jan, 2022

Smoking can lead to social isolation and loneliness

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.

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Posted 16 Jan, 2022

Set your quit day when you are back into usual routines

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

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

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