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New Quit campaign and online hub urge Victorians to ‘See through the haze’ and ‘Get the facts on vaping’

A new Quit campaign highlighting the risks of vaping is being launched today alongside new research by Cancer Council Victoria’s Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer. The data reveals many Victorians are still unaware of the risks associated with vaping. While 67% of Victorian adults disagree that the dangers of vaping have been exaggerated, a third are unsure or think otherwise. Also concerning is 1 in 5 (19%) Victorian adults agree or are not sure whether e-cigarettes do not contain dangerous chemicals.[1]

Media release Victoria

Posted 26 May, 2023

Quit and Cancer Council Victoria welcome new national approach to reboot tobacco control in Victoria

Quit Victoria and Cancer Council Victoria today welcomed the long-awaited release of the National Tobacco Strategy 2023 – 2030 on the same day as sweeping reforms to vaping regulation were announced.

Media release National

Posted 2 May, 2023

Quit applauds national announcement to counter soaring e-cigarette usage

Cancer Council Victoria and Quit have expressed huge relief at the announcement by Minister Butler today of a comprehensive package of measures to tackle smoking and vaping.

Media release National

Posted 2 May, 2023

Poor oral health and traumatic mouth injuries, the real risks of vaping

This World Oral Health Day (20 March), Victoria’s leading health organisations are highlighting the newest threat to Australia’s oral health – use of e-cigarettes (vaping).

Media release Victoria

Posted 20 Mar, 2023

50 years of anti-tobacco advertising exhibit launches at ACMI

A collaboration between Cancer Council Victoria, Quit and Swinburne University of Technology has launched this week as part of ACMI’s free centrepiece exhibition The Story of the Moving Image, located in Fed Square, Melbourne. The exhibit, displayed in the Moving Minds section of the exhibition, showcases the creative and educative ways Cancer Council Victoria and Quit have tackled anti-tobacco advertising over five decades.

Media release Victoria

Posted 8 Mar, 2023

Surfing Victoria and Quit join forces to highlight the environmental and health harms of vaping

Surfing Victoria is proud to announce a new partnership with Quit Victoria to help reduce the usage of e-cigarettes on Victoria’s beaches.

News Victoria

Posted 8 Mar, 2023

Australians want government action to stop escalating e-cigarette crisis

New data reveals nine in ten Australians want government action to stop Australia’s escalating e-cigarette crisis

Media release National

Posted 13 Feb, 2023

Celebrating 10 years of plain packaging

1 December 2022 marks the 10th anniversary since world-first plain packaging was introduced in Australia on 1 December 2012.

National

Posted 2 Dec, 2022

Commitment to strengthen tobacco plain packaging measures

Quit and Cancer Council Victoria back the Australian Government’s commitment to strengthen tobacco plain packaging measures on the 10th anniversary of world-leading legislation.

Media release National

Posted 1 Dec, 2022

Alarming rise in e-cigarette usage and purchasing behaviours in Victoria

New data (PDF) [1] released today shows almost double the number of Victorian adults report vaping in 2022 (estimated 308,827 users) compared to 2018-19 (estimated 154,895 users). Almost one quarter of all Victorian adults currently using e-cigarettes have never smoked.

Media release News Victoria

Posted 20 Oct, 2022

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