May 2019

Survey finds worrying increase in popularity of roll-your-own tobacco amongst Australian teens

Friday 31 May 2019

Latest stats show that teenage smoking rates have declined, but roll-your-own tobacco remains a threat

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Smoking prevalence reaches landmark 10% figure in Victoria

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Data from Cancer Council Victoria’s Victorian Smoking & Health Survey 2018 show that just one in ten Victorian adults now report being daily smokers, with significant decreases in smoking seen across regional Victoria and in communities with socioeconomic disadvantage.

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Inquiry announced into Bellarine cancer incidences

Thursday 16 May 2019

We are aware that the Federal Government and Opposition have today committed their intention to conduct an Inquiry to investigate cancer incidence on the Bellarine Peninsula in response to public concern that the number of cancer cases in the area could indicate a potential cancer cluster.

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Novel initiative tests quit smoking advice inserts inside cigarette packs

Wednesday 15 May 2019

A new study has found that Australian smokers would welcome a novel intervention that would put inserts containing tips and advice on how to quit smoking into their cigarette packets.

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Canada becomes 14th country to adopt plain packaging laws

Thursday 2 May 2019

Cancer Council Victoria and Quit Victoria have today welcomed Canada’s adoption of new national regulations for tobacco plain packaging, with Canada the 14th country in the world to pass the life-saving laws.

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