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July 2013

Monday 1 July, 2013


Cancer Council calls for increase in tobacco excise

Wednesday 31 July 2013
The Australian Government should back up its outstanding record in tobacco control and announce a significant increase in the excise on cigarettes and other tobacco products, Cancer Council Australia said today. Read more

Quit Victoria calls on Australian Government to increase cigarette excise as new data shows price increases a powerful motivator for quitting

Saturday 31 August 2013
A cigarette excise increase would help hundreds of thousands of Australians to kick the habit, Quit Victoria Acting Executive Director Kylie Lindorff said today. Read more

Smokefree round a breath of fresh air for Red Cliffs footy fans

Tuesday 30 July 2013
The Red Cliffs Football Club will go smoke free for their round 15 clash against South Mildura this weekend. The club will be smoke free on the grounds and in the club except for designated smoking areas, as a first step towards becoming smoke free on a more permanent basis. Read more

Plain packaging increases urgency to quit and lowers appeal of smoking, new research reveals

Monday 22 July 2013
Plain packaged cigarettes with larger health warnings increase smokers' urgency to quit and lower the appeal of smoking, the first research paper into its effects has revealed. Read more

Second Kellogg's ad pulled in two weeks following OPC complaint

Thursday 4 July 2013
For the second time in two weeks Kellogg's has been forced to withdraw two TV advertisements after a complaint from the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) was upheld by the Advertising Standards Board (ASB). Read more