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February 2013

Friday 1 February, 2013


Alcohol toll is heavy in many ways

Thursday 28 February 2013
Cutting back on the booze could decrease your waistline – and your risk of cancer, according to Brian Vandenberg, senior policy adviser at Cancer Council Victoria speaking as FebFast comes to an end for this year. Read more

Quit Victoria and Cancer Council Victoria applaud Future Fund's decision on tobacco-related investments

Thursday 28 February 2013
Quit Victoria and Cancer Council Victoria have congratulated the Future Fund for its decision to remove all tobacco-related investments from its portfolio. Read more

Cancer Council Victoria offers Creative Therapy workshops

Wednesday 20 February 2013
Cancer Council Victoria is offering three Creative Therapy workshops to all Victorians, as part of the annual Arts Awards program, with the first to take place on 16th March. Read more

New Zealand becomes the second country in the world to introduce plain packaging

Tuesday 19 February 2013
Quit Victoria has welcomed news that New Zealand will become the second country in the world to introduce plain packaging. Read more

Entries open for Cancer Council Victoria’s 16th Arts Awards

Wednesday 13 February 2013
From Monday 11th February, entries will officially open for Cancer Council Victoria’s 16th annual Arts Awards. The awards provide Australians touched by cancer with an opportunity to share their experience creatively through art, writing and film. Read more

No time to lean on the bar - binge drinking by older teens a reality that needs to be addressed

Monday 11 February 2013
Older teenagers are continuing to drink at levels that are risky for their health and wellbeing, and pressure by the alcohol industry to hamper initiatives aimed at decreasing drinking is socially irresponsible, according to CEO of the Cancer Council Victoria, Todd Harper. Read more

Health groups welcome outdoor smoking bans but renew call for smokefree outdoor dining and drinking

Friday 8 February 2013
Four of Australia's leading health organisations have welcomed new bans on smoking in outdoor areas but have renewed their call for smoking to be banned in outdoor dining and drinking areas. Read more

New research: Melbourne youth still risking skin cancer for a tan

Wednesday 6 February 2013
New Cancer Council research shows Australian adults and adolescents are less interested in getting a suntan and fewer are being sunburnt. But Melbourne adolescents are putting themselves at an increased risk of skin cancer for the sake of a tan and not using adequate sun protection on summer weekends. Read more

New data from Cancer Council Victoria launches melanoma appeal for World Cancer Day

Monday 4 February 2013
New data from Cancer Survival Victoria 2012 reveals how much difference a few millimetres in thickness can make to your chances of surviving melanoma. Read more