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New website gives quitters the best chance of success

Providing practical advice to smokers wanting to quit, no matter where they are at in their quitting journey, is at the heart of a new Quit Victoria website launching today

Posted 4 Sep, 2017

Tobacco price rise a great reason to quit

Today’s tobacco tax increase will be the final encouragement that many smokers need to quit, bringing the current leading brand of cigarettes to about $30 and a 25g pouch of roll-your own tobacco to about $31.

Media release

Posted 31 Aug, 2017

Secondhand smoke a home hazard, particularly in apartments

Almost one in five Victorian adults are being exposed to secondhand smoke inside or outside their home and people living in apartments are most likely to be affected, new Cancer Council data show.

Posted 28 Aug, 2017

Gippsland smokers motivated and planning to quit

Two-thirds of Gippsland smokers intend to quit in the next six months and one-third of them think about quitting every day, new Cancer Council research shows.

Posted 24 Aug, 2017

Fresh air for Victorians as new smoking laws commence

Victorians will breathe easier while dining outside at cafes and restaurants from tomorrow, as new smokefree laws come into effect across Victoria on August 1.

Media release

Posted 31 Jul, 2017

Lancet study debunks one of the greatest mental health myths

Research published in the June Lancet Psychiatry 2017 journal has shown physical assaults in a UK psychiatric hospital reduced by 39% when a smokefree policy was introduced and supported with proper clinical treatment of nicotine withdrawal.

Media release

Posted 28 Jun, 2017

Approaching people who are smoking in a non-smoking area

With new smokefree legislation coming in on 1 August and a greater number of places becoming smokefree, we have recently received queries about how to best approach people smoking in areas such as out the front of hospitals, at sporting grounds and in cafes.


Posted 9 Jun, 2017

Roll-your-own tax rise a welcome step to curb appeal to young people

The Federal Government’s move to increase tax on roll-your-own tobacco is a step in the right direction to deter young people from experimenting and encourage adult smokers to quit, Quit Victoria says.


Posted 10 May, 2017

New Victorian smoking prevalence data released

Victoria wins! Read about some of the stats Cancer Council found in the most recent Victorian Smoking and Health Survey.


Posted 9 May, 2017

Roll-your-own on the rise, prompting reality check for smokers

Victorians are consuming fewer cigarettes overall but use of roll-your-own tobacco is increasing, prompting a warning for smokers not to be fooled about its devastating health impact.


Posted 2 May, 2017

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