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April 2010

Thursday 1 April, 2010


Study: Victorians aren't aware alcohol causes cancer

Thursday 29 April 2010
Research released today shows one in two Victorians don't realise that alcohol causes cancer, prompting the Alcohol Policy Coalition to call for health advisory labels on all alcohol products to better inform consumers. Read more

Tobacco tax rise welcome addition to raft of measures

Thursday 29 April 2010
Smoking rates in Australia are likely to fall significantly, after the Federal Government announced an increase in tax on cigarettes today. Read more

Health group applauds news of government action on plain packaging

Wednesday 28 April 2010
Quit has warmly welcomed reports that the government will tomorrow announce moves to introduce plain packaged cigarettes in Australia. Read more

American Cancer Society's Chief Medical Officer visits

Tuesday 13 April 2010
A leading US cancer control expert, Dr Otis Brawley, is visiting Cancer Council Victoria where he will discuss policy development for prostate cancer screening. Read more

Lung cancer remains biggest cancer killer among women, as new anti-smoking ad launched

Tuesday 11 May 2010
The latest Victorian cancer statistics show lung cancer is killing more Victorian women than ever before and is the leading cause of cancer death among females - overtaking breast cancer for the second year running. Read more

Dirty tricks by tobacco industry show even greater need for plain packaging

Thursday 8 April 2010
Quit Victoria has slammed Philip Morris for displaying hidden advertisements on some of its cigarette packets that liken smoking to classic Australian pastimes and habits. Read more

New program gets prostate cancer patients connected

Wednesday 7 April 2010
Men who find it tough to openly discuss their prostate cancer experience are being urged to make use of new phone support groups delivered in partnership with MensLine Australia. The program is funded by beyondblue: the national depression initiative and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Read more