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Big tobacco out to protect big profits

Tuesday 17 May 2011
Quit today expressed disgust at the tobacco industry's continued deceitful attempts to try and undermine plain packaging. Executive Director Fiona Sharkie said the scare tactics had been concocted by an industry running scared over a potential loss of profits.

Solariums emitting UV six times stronger than midday sun

Monday 16 May 2011
New research shows solarium users are being exposed to UV levels up to six times the strength of the midday sun and solarium operators are unaware of the excessive levels of UV radiation their customers are being exposed to.

Cut your cancer risk latest blog post: get off your bum and start chewing gum!

Friday 13 May 2011
Sitting (or sedentary behaviour) is directly linked to health problems such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. A recent research study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that desk jobs raise cancer risk.

Princess Mary gives SunSmart Program a Slip, Slop, Slap on the back

Wednesday 11 May 2011
The team behind Victoria's renowned SunSmart Program was delighted to meet Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at the first International Conference on Ultraviolet and Skin Cancer Prevention last week to share some top Aussie tips on best practice when it comes to sun protection.

Health coalition applauds Tasmania for taking the lead on junk food ads

Tuesday 10 May 2011
The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded Tasmanian Minister for Consumer Protection, Nick McKim, for taking the lead in protecting children from junk food advertising by calling for an investigation today.

Health groups release landmark blueprint to tackle key driver of childhood obesity

Monday 9 May 2011
The Obesity Policy Coalition will today launch the first Australian plan for legislation that offers real protection for children from unhealthy food advertising - one of the key drivers of childhood obesity.

One in five breast cancers linked to alcohol

Sunday 1 May 2011
New Cancer Council analysis published in the Medical Journal of Australia shows the level of cancer incidence caused by alcohol in Australia is higher than previously thought, with more than 5,000 new cases each year linked to long-term drinking.

Cut your cancer risk: Global warming, cancer warning?

Monday 18 April 2011
Global warming, ozone depletion and climate change are perhaps the greatest threats currently facing our planet. You don't need to look far to see the dramatic impact of the changing environment on all our lives.

New study shows cigarette packs make some smokers think there are 'safer' cigarettes

Thursday 14 April 2011

One out of five smokers still think some cigarettes are safer than others, reinforcing the Federal government's decision to strip cigarette packs of their branding and colour and make them plain.

New figures show strong approval of plain packaging after cigarette packs of the future unveiled

Friday 8 April 2011
New Cancer Council research shows the majority of people support stripping cigarette packs of their branding and colour.

New cigarette packs put end to glamour associations with smoking

Thursday 7 April 2011
Quit has welcomed news that the Federal Government will release draft plain packaging legislation today putting Australia just months away from passing the landmark health bill.

Cut your cancer risk: Stars fly the tangerine tan flag

Thursday 7 April 2011
We were excited to see the unveiling of the stars lined up to participate in the next Dancing with the Stars series yesterday.

Cut your cancer risk: can you worry yourself sick?

Monday 4 April 2011
Is it an old wive's tale or does stress really cause cancer?

Sanitarium proves industry can ‘green light' traffic labels

Monday 4 April 2011
A proposed front of pack traffic light labelling system launched by Sanitarium today is a big step towards helping consumers make informed decisions about the food they purchase, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).
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