November 2015

National survey release: tobacco use by Australian secondary school students declines

Smoking rates amongst Australian secondary school students are the lowest since surveys began more than 30 years ago, a comprehensive national survey released today revealed.

Car parking issues adding burden to cancer patients, new report finds

Nurses moving cars for cancer patients, social workers challenging parking fines and doctors cutting short appointments to ensure patients move their cars are among the issues highlighted in a new Cancer Council Victoria report into car parking at Victorian hospitals.

Statement on Warren Mitchell

Cancer Council Victoria would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of actor Warren Mitchell following his recent passing.

Victoria’s poorest at greatest risk of weight-related disease

Victoria’s lowest income households have the highest rates of obesity, lowest intake of vegetables and do the least amount of exercise compared to other households, putting them at greatest risk of chronic disease, new research from LiveLighter Victoria has found.

Updated: 01 Nov, 2015