December 2015

Australia successfully defends plain packaging against Philip Morris legal challenge

The Phillip Morris challenge to the Australian Government on tobacco plain packaging under a 1993 investment treaty between Australia and Hong Kong has failed.

Coping with cancer over the holiday season

The holiday season is a special time of year, but for those who have been touched by cancer and have experienced a major change or loss in their life it can often be difficult.

Landmark study links long-term alcohol consumption with the risk of specific cancer types

Research by Cancer Council Victoria has found that people who consume a high amount of alcohol over their lifetime could be up to seven times more likely to develop cancer.

E-cigarette explosions a wake-up call on unregulated devices

Reports that e-cigarette users in the United States are being seriously injured due to the devices exploding in their faces are a wake-up call, Quit Victoria says.

Charade of ‘responsible’ junk food ads worsening

A new Obesity Policy Coalition report calls for action to protect children from junk food marketing, as profit-hungry food advertisers exploit loopholes in self-regulatory codes.

Updated: 01 Dec, 2015