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Williamstown beaches and playgrounds to go smokefree

Thursday 19 May 2011
Quit and the Heart Foundation (Victoria) have welcomed news that Hobsons Bay Council will ban smoking on its beaches and playgrounds. Read more

Victorian Liberals commit to life saving tobacco reform

Wednesday 18 May 2011
Leading health groups have congratulated the Victorian Liberal Government for supporting the plain packaging of cigarettes. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more
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