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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.

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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

Young men urged to stop stalling and quit

Young men are the target of a new Quit campaign, which urges smokers to ditch cigarettes now rather put off quitting until they are older and starting to feel the damage to their health.


Posted 10 Apr, 2017

Even smokers agree: life’s better if you quit

Three-quarters of Victorian smokers agree that life would be better if they quit smoking, but more than half of those trying to quit did not use any form of proven quitting help, new research shows.


Posted 18 Jan, 2017

Rural and regional Victorians urged to go smokefree for 2017

Quit Victoria is encouraging rural and regional Victorians to butt out for a fresh start to 2017, as survey results show Victorians living outside Melbourne are more likely to smoke than those living in the metropolitan area.


Posted 4 Jan, 2017

Smokers think health harms overstated

One in three Victorian smokers believe the dangers of smoking have been exaggerated, Cancer Council research shows.


Posted 14 Dec, 2016

Health groups welcome new tobacco laws for Victoria

Leading Victorian health groups have welcomed new laws to bring waterpipes into line with other tobacco products, so that smoking them indoors will no longer be permitted from August 1 next year.


Posted 14 Oct, 2016

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