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November 2012

Thursday 1 November, 2012


New research reveals one in four smokers still in doubt about health effects

Friday 30 November 2012
New Cancer Council Victoria research released on the eve of Australia's world-first plain packaging legislation coming into effect has revealed one in four Victorian smokers still believe the health effects of smoking have been exaggerated.

Parliament urged to support ban on smoking in outdoor dining and drinking areas

Tuesday 27 November 2012
AMA Victoria, Cancer Council Victoria, Quit Victoria and Heart Foundation Victoria have welcomed a new bill in the Victorian Parliament to ban smoking in outdoor dining and drinking areas.

Switch Off Solariums - new coalition calls for solarium ban in Victoria

Tuesday 27 November 2012
Switch Off Solariums (SOS) is a partnership between Cancer Council Victoria, the Australian Medical Association Victorian Branch, Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc and the Victorian Faculty of the Australasian College of Dermatologists who have joined forces to fight for a ban on solariums and their use in Victoria.

Cancer Council on the move in late 2013

Tuesday 20 November 2012
Cancer Council Victoria is moving in late 2013 to a new building on St Kilda Rd.

Investigation into failure of junk food marketing codes

Sunday 11 November 2012
Today, the Obesity Policy Coalition, a coalition of leading health bodies, has released one of the most comprehensive investigations into Australia's self-regulatory system for food marketing ever undertaken.