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Australians in the dark about many smoking-related health dangers, study reveals

Monday 9 July 2018

A new survey from Cancer Council Victoria has revealed concerning gaps in smokers’ awareness of 23 of the health harms associated with smoking.

Plain packaging challenge dismissed: World Trade Organization finds in favour of Australian laws

Friday 29 June 2018

A long-awaited decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) panel hearing the challenge to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws has been released today, finding in favour of Australia and dismissing the claims brought by Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Indonesia.

Up in smoke: Tobacco costs Vic economy $3.7 billion each year

Tuesday 19 June 2018

New research has found that smoking costs the Victorian economy approx. $3.7b per year in tangible costs. 

A day's worth of sugar in one hit

Friday 8 June 2018

One carton of flavoured milk – the well-known tradie morning tea staple – could contain nearly as much sugar as half a packet of lollies, according to a new analysis from LiveLighter.

5,000 lives can be saved through healthy choices

Tuesday 5 June 2018

5,000 Victorian lives could be saved and 6,500 cases of cancer avoided over five years if there was increased effort to prevent cancer.

Powerful new anti-smoking campaign highlights reality of smoking and stroke

Thursday 31 May 2018

An emotional anti-smoking campaign, showing the debilitating suffering stroke can inflict is being launched today, World No Tobacco Day, by Quit Victoria and Stroke Foundation.

Free training for pharmacists to help Victorians quit smoking

Monday 28 May 2018

Quit Victoria and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) are launching a new free training session for pharmacists in Victoria to help their patients quit smoking.

Quit Victoria & The Long Walk sponsor ‘We Walk Together’ to drive better health outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians

Monday 28 May 2018

Quit Victoria and its Aboriginal Quitline service are once again partnering with The Long Walk to sponsor the ‘We Walk Together’ event on Saturday 2nd June 2018.

Bowel cancer screening campaign saves Victorian lives

Thursday 24 May 2018

A 2017 Cancer Council Victoria media campaign has led to approximately 12,500 extra Victorians screening for bowel cancer and potentially saved hundreds of lives.

Uncle Jack Charles: from big screen to bowel screen

Thursday 24 May 2018

Aboriginal actor, musician, potter and performer Uncle Jack Charles is the voice and face of a new animation which is aiming to increase cancer screening in Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Victorian cancer patients urged to ask about clinical trials

Sunday 20 May 2018

Participation in cancer clinical trials has remained stagnant over the past three decades Cancer Council Victoria has revealed today, urging patients to ask their treating team whether they could benefit from a clinical trial.

Cancer Council Victoria welcomes support for cancer patients

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed a focus on supporting patients in today’s State Budget.

Healthier choices set to become easier in Victoria

Monday 30 April 2018

Victorian fast food and supermarket chains will be required to display the kilojoule content of ready-to-eat foods on all their menus as of tomorrow, when the Victorian State Government’s new kilojoule labelling law comes into effect.

Graphic campaign curbs Victorians’ love affair with sugary drinks

Thursday 26 April 2018

Victorians could be spared from 1,085 new cases of type 2 diabetes and 153 new cases of heart disease if the government ran a graphic public education campaign on the link between sugary drinks and chronic health conditions, according to health researchers.

Cancer Council Victoria’s SunSmart program recognised with national award

Friday 20 April 2018

Cancer Council Victoria was honoured with a national award recognising its work in skin cancer prevention through the SunSmart program. 

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