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August 2008

Sunday 31 August, 2008


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ACMA’s children's TV standards fail to provide protection

Thursday 28 August 2008
As childhood obesity continues to escalate in Australia, the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has condemned new draft Children's Television Standards for failing to adequately protect the children. Read more

OPC calls for national approach to junk food advertising

Thursday 28 August 2008
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) today applauded the South Australian and Queensland governments for their leadership in considering ways to protect young people from junk food advertising. Read more

Australian to lead the world in cancer fight

Wednesday 27 August 2008
Professor David Hill, Director of The Cancer Council Victoria, will begin his role as President of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) on 27 August 2008 at the World Cancer Congress in Geneva. Read more

Inspired Italian community digs deep to raise over $12,400

Wednesday 27 August 2008

Nearly 400 Italian residents of the City of Wyndham showed their community spirit at a fundraising event for The Cancer Council Victoria that raised over $12,400 for the fight against cancer.

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Global survey highlights the need for cancer prevention campaigns to correct misbeliefs

Wednesday 27 August 2008
GENEVA, Switzerland – Many people hold mistaken beliefs about what causes cancer, tending to inflate the threat from environmental factors and minimising the hazards of behaviours well established as cancer risk factors. Read more

Major US report concludes tobacco promotion and advertising increases tobacco use

Saturday 23 August 2008
A new report released in the United States has concluded tobacco promotion and advertising causes increased tobacco use and depictions of smoking in movies can prompt youths to smoke. Read more

Today is Daffodil Day

Friday 22 August 2008
With over 300,000 Victorians diagnosed with cancer since Daffodil Day began 15 years ago, we urge you to buy a daffodil on Friday 22 August, and send a message of hope. Read more

Health groups welcome Vic Government’s 5-year tobacco plan

Thursday 21 August 2008
Peak health groups have nominated removing cigarettes from shop displays and extending smokefree areas to cars as keys to the Victorian Government's new 5-year tobacco strategy. Read more

Greek cancer update: 29 August

Friday 15 August 2008
Greek people affected by cancer are encouraged to attend a free Living with Cancer Education Program at the Austin Hospital on Friday 29 August. Read more
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