Information for professionals
Quit Victoria works with a broad range of communities and professionals to address and tackle smoking in vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. This section offers resources, information and support for communities.
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Resources for Communities and Places
Useful information and statistics
Why prioritise reducing tobacco-related harm?
Guidance on developing community-level initiatives
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.
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.
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.
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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