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‘Healthy' summer drinks hide more kj than a Big Mac, health experts warn

Wednesday 13 January 2016
Leading health experts are warning Victorians to be wary of store-bought smoothies, frappes and shakes this summer, after a LiveLighter investigation found many contain more kilojoules than a McDonald's Big Mac and are extremely high in sugar. Read more

Fixing the alcohol tax system could reduce harms, new study shows

Monday 11 January 2016
Increasing the cost of the cheapest alcohol could reduce an individual’s consumption by as many as 11.5 standard drinks a week for low-income wine consumers, a new study has shown. Read more

Tobacco outlets near schools tempt students to light up

Wednesday 6 January 2016
Non-smoking students are more inclined to be susceptible to smoking if there is a cluster of retail outlets selling tobacco near their school, prompting Quit Victoria to call for measures to limit cigarette availability. Read more

Butt out for a fresh start in 2016 – but not on January 1

Monday 4 January 2016
A new year brings a fresh start, and Quit Victoria is encouraging smokers to seize the opportunity to improve their health by butting out for good in 2016. Read more

Australia successfully defends plain packaging against Philip Morris legal challenge

Friday 18 December 2015
The Phillip Morris challenge to the Australian Government on tobacco plain packaging under a 1993 investment treaty between Australia and Hong Kong has failed. Read more

Coping with cancer over the holiday season

Tuesday 15 December 2015
The holiday season is a special time of year, but for those who have been touched by cancer and have experienced a major change or loss in their life it can often be difficult. Read more

Landmark study links long-term alcohol consumption with the risk of specific cancer types

Thursday 3 December 2015
Research by Cancer Council Victoria has found that people who consume a high amount of alcohol over their lifetime could be up to seven times more likely to develop cancer. Read more

E-cigarette explosions a wake-up call on unregulated devices

Wednesday 2 December 2015
Reports that e-cigarette users in the United States are being seriously injured due to the devices exploding in their faces are a wake-up call, Quit Victoria says. Read more

Charade of ‘responsible’ junk food ads worsening

Tuesday 1 December 2015
A new Obesity Policy Coalition report calls for action to protect children from junk food marketing, as profit-hungry food advertisers exploit loopholes in self-regulatory codes. Read more
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