New data has revealed almost half of all Victorian councils are considering implementing smokefree policies in outdoor areas. But only 5% are considering a ban on smoking in outdoor drinking and dining areas.
Thursday 13 December 2012
SunSmart and Cancer Council Victoria welcome the new skin cancer prevention framework announced by the Premier of Victoria, Ted Baillieu, today.
A comprehensive national survey of secondary school students released today has shown younger students are turning away from cigarettes and alcohol but older students are still drinking at risky levels and continuing to smoke.
The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) is supporting the collaboration by police from Australia and New Zealand to conduct the cross-jurisdictional initiative, Operation Unite - a Blitz on Drunken Violence, this weekend (7 to 9 December 2012).
Last year, 15,695 Victorian men were diagnosed with a new cancer, almost 3,000 more than the number of women diagnosed according to Cancer in Victoria: Statistics and Trends 2011, a new report released by Cancer Council Victoria today.
Wednesday 5 December 2012
A new book launched today provides the first detailed analysis of the legal issues behind Australia's historic plain packaging laws and will become an international resource for countries following Australia's lead in implementing plain packaging.