Research released today shows one in two Victorians don't realise that alcohol causes cancer, prompting the Alcohol Policy Coalition to call for health advisory labels on all alcohol products to better inform consumers.
Smoking rates in Australia are likely to fall significantly, after the Federal Government announced an increase in tax on cigarettes today.
Quit has warmly welcomed reports that the government will tomorrow announce moves to introduce plain packaged cigarettes in Australia.
A leading US cancer control expert, Dr Otis Brawley, is visiting Cancer Council Victoria where he will discuss policy development for prostate cancer screening.
The latest Victorian cancer statistics show lung cancer is killing more Victorian women than ever before and is the leading cause of cancer death among females - overtaking breast cancer for the second year running.
Quit Victoria has slammed Philip Morris for displaying hidden advertisements on some of its cigarette packets that liken smoking to classic Australian pastimes and habits.
Men who find it tough to openly discuss their prostate cancer experience are being urged to make use of new phone support groups delivered in partnership with MensLine Australia. The program is funded by beyondblue: the national depression initiative and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.