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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

Plain packaging helping reinforce smoking risks among Aboriginal people

Aboriginal people have a greater understanding of the risks of smoking following the introduction of plain packaging of tobacco in Australia, new research shows.

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Posted 2 Feb, 2016

Tobacco outlets near schools tempt students to light up

Non-smoking students are more inclined to be susceptible to smoking if there is a cluster of retail outlets selling tobacco near their school, prompting Quit Victoria to call for measures to limit cigarette availability.

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Posted 6 Jan, 2016

Butt out for a fresh start in 2016 – but not on January 1

A new year brings a fresh start, and Quit Victoria is encouraging smokers to seize the opportunity to improve their health by butting out for good in 2016.

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Posted 4 Jan, 2016

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