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May 2021

Cancer Council welcomes $3 million funding announcement to help Australians quit

Monday 31 May 2021

Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed an investment of $3 million by the Australian Government today, World No Tobacco Day, to go towards a new national best practice support service for nicotine cessation to ensure GPs, pharmacists and Quitline counsellors have up-to-date evidence-based resources.

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Drinking blind – new research highlights gaps in drinkers’ knowledge of the link between alcohol and cancer

Sunday 30 May 2021

New Cancer Council Victoria research has revealed most Victorian adults who drink are not aware of many of the types of cancer caused by alcohol, with less than two out of ten identifying alcohol as a cause of breast cancer and fewer than three in ten aware that alcohol causes mouth cancer and throat cancer.

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Smokers swallow menthol cigarettes as less harmful, but Cancer Council warns it’s a smokescreen

Friday 21 May 2021

Smokers incorrectly believe menthol cigarettes are less damaging than non-menthol cigarettes, according to Cancer Council Victoria research published today in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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$1.5m funding boost this International Clinical Trials Day

Thursday 20 May 2021

Funding of $1.5 million has been announced on International Clinical Trials Day today to support Victorian researchers to develop clinical trials that can improve the quality of life of people diagnosed with cancer and facilitate equitable access to trials that support holistic patient care.

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Swamped by sugary drinks ads: consumer call for health ignored as big beverage spends big bucks to sweeten Australians

Monday 10 May 2021

New research has revealed that advertising spend on sugary drinks is almost double the spend on all other drink options combined, contradicting the beverage industry’s own rhetoric and sales data that shows consumer preference for low and no added sugar drink options.

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MasterChef’s Tessa Boersma joins forces with Cancer Council for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Monday 3 May 2021

Ms Boersma said the partnership was a recipe for success and encouraged others to join her in hosting an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

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