December 2012

Monday 3 December, 2012


More Victorian councils with smokefree policies but State Government must take lead on smokefree outdoor dining

Monday 17 December 2012
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.

SunSmart & Cancer Council Victoria welcome the new skin cancer prevention framework for Victoria

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.

National survey of alcohol & tobacco use by secondary school students released

Monday 10 December 2012
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.

Alliance of health groups support Operation Unite: A Blitz on Drunken Violence

Friday 7 December 2012
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).

Men over-represented in new cancer data

Friday 7 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.

Standing up to the tobacco industry - the legal issues of plain packaging

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.