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
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.Media release News
Posted 28 Oct, 2021
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 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.Media release News
Posted 13 Jul, 2021
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.Media release News
Posted 27 Jun, 2021
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.Media release News
Posted 22 Jun, 2021