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Victorian primary schools are the best in Australia at sun protection

Wednesday 30 January 2013
School children in Victoria have the best sun protection in Australia, with the latest survey revealing the State's schools have a high standard of sun protection in comparison to other states.

Health groups welcome plan to reduce alcohol toll

Friday 25 January 2013
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has welcomed the release of the new alcohol and drug strategy – Reducing the alcohol and drug toll; Victoria’s plan 2013-2017 by the Victorian Government today.

Time to rethink sugary drinks

Friday 18 January 2013
For the first time three of Australia's leading health organisations have joined forces to release recommendations on the sale and availability of sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks in an attempt to tackle obesity rates.

New figures show melanoma rates for Victorian men starting to fall

Thursday 3 January 2013
Cancer Council Victoria today released new statistics revealing melanoma incidence rates among Victorian men continues to rise increasing by 2.5% per year during the last three decades but over the last two years, a decline across all age groups could indicate the beginning of a downward trend.

More Victorian councils with smokefree policies but State Government must take lead on smokefree outdoor dining

Monday 17 December 2012
New data has revealed almost half of all Victorian councils are considering implementing smokefree policies in outdoor areas. But only 5% are considering a ban on smoking in outdoor drinking and dining areas.

SunSmart & Cancer Council Victoria welcome the new skin cancer prevention framework for Victoria

Thursday 13 December 2012
SunSmart and Cancer Council Victoria welcome the new skin cancer prevention framework announced by the Premier of Victoria, Ted Baillieu, today.

National survey of alcohol & tobacco use by secondary school students released

Monday 10 December 2012
A comprehensive national survey of secondary school students released today has shown younger students are turning away from cigarettes and alcohol but older students are still drinking at risky levels and continuing to smoke.

Alliance of health groups support Operation Unite: A Blitz on Drunken Violence

Friday 7 December 2012
The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) is supporting the collaboration by police from Australia and New Zealand to conduct the cross-jurisdictional initiative, Operation Unite - a Blitz on Drunken Violence, this weekend (7 to 9 December 2012).

Men over-represented in new cancer data

Friday 7 December 2012
Last year, 15,695 Victorian men were diagnosed with a new cancer, almost 3,000 more than the number of women diagnosed according to Cancer in Victoria: Statistics and Trends 2011, a new report released by Cancer Council Victoria today.

Standing up to the tobacco industry - the legal issues of plain packaging

Wednesday 5 December 2012
A new book launched today provides the first detailed analysis of the legal issues behind Australia's historic plain packaging laws and will become an international resource for countries following Australia's lead in implementing plain packaging.

New research reveals one in four smokers still in doubt about health effects

Friday 30 November 2012
New Cancer Council Victoria research released on the eve of Australia's world-first plain packaging legislation coming into effect has revealed one in four Victorian smokers still believe the health effects of smoking have been exaggerated.

Parliament urged to support ban on smoking in outdoor dining and drinking areas

Tuesday 27 November 2012
AMA Victoria, Cancer Council Victoria, Quit Victoria and Heart Foundation Victoria have welcomed a new bill in the Victorian Parliament to ban smoking in outdoor dining and drinking areas.

Switch Off Solariums - new coalition calls for solarium ban in Victoria

Tuesday 27 November 2012
Switch Off Solariums (SOS) is a partnership between Cancer Council Victoria, the Australian Medical Association Victorian Branch, Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc and the Victorian Faculty of the Australasian College of Dermatologists who have joined forces to fight for a ban on solariums and their use in Victoria.

Cancer Council on the move in late 2013

Tuesday 20 November 2012
Cancer Council Victoria is moving in late 2013 to a new building on St Kilda Rd.

Investigation into failure of junk food marketing codes

Sunday 11 November 2012
Today, the Obesity Policy Coalition, a coalition of leading health bodies, has released one of the most comprehensive investigations into Australia's self-regulatory system for food marketing ever undertaken.
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