March 2015

Fight with Big Tobacco not over yet

Just as the tobacco industry feared and just as public health champions had predicted, plain packaging legislation is working to reduce the appeal of tobacco products among smokers young and old.

Angelina Jolie and genetic ovarian cancer risk

Celebrity Angelina Jolie has revealed she has had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes as a preventive measure for cancer.

Obese women 40% more likely to develop some cancers: new figures

New figures have revealed that women who are obese are 40% more likely to develop certain cancers than women of a healthy weight, prompting urgent calls for Victorians to be aware of the link between weight and cancer.

Alcohol advertisers benefit from sneaky changes to TV broadcasting code

More alcohol advertising would be allowed during children's viewing times if proposed changes to the television industry code go ahead, Cancer Council Victoria warns.

Quit and Cancer Council welcome new smokefree areas

New smoking bans will come into effect almost a month earlier than earlier than expected on Monday 13th April to coincide with the start of Term 2 in Victoria.

Australia’s plain packaging is working: first comprehensive evaluation of world-first tobacco laws released

The introduction of plain packaging of tobacco products in Australia is delivering on its promise to restrict the ability of the pack to create appeal, according to the first comprehensive evaluation of the legislation.

Statement of condolence

On behalf of our staff and volunteers, Cancer Council Victoria would like to express its sincere condolences at the recent passing of 17-year-old Joel Salmon.

New plan to improve cancer outcomes in Victorian Aboriginal communities

Improving the health gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Victorians is the driving force behind Cancer Council Victoria’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Young cricket fans bombarded by alcohol advertising, as regulators move to relax alcohol advertising restrictions

Live broadcasts of One Day International and T20 matches are being hijacked by alcohol advertisers that are exploiting an exemption in the television broadcasting code and exposing young cricket fans to excessive amounts of alcohol advertising in the process.

Updated: 01 Mar, 2015