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Sugary drinks tax could save 1,600+ lives: study

Thursday 14 April 2016
A 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks in Australia could save more than 1,600 lives and raise $400 million per year for much-needed obesity prevention initiatives, new research co-authored by the Obesity Policy Coalition has revealed.

Investments in worker health benefits business bottom-line

Friday 8 April 2016

Victorian organisations are being urged to help tackle obesity by promoting good health in the workplace.

Healthy appetite for new KJ menu labelling laws

Thursday 7 April 2016
Victorian consumers will soon have the power to make a more informed choice about the food they're ordering at the fast food counter thanks to new mandatory kilojoule labelling laws announced today by the Victorian Government, according to Todd Harper, CEO of Cancer Council Victoria.

Coalition of health groups want smokefree outdoor dining and drinking in Victoria

Tuesday 5 April 2016
Victoria’s largest health, medical and community organisations have joined forces to urge state MPs to support comprehensive smokefree laws that cover both outdoor dining and drinking areas.

Aboriginal Quitline unveils new logo

Thursday 17 March 2016
Aboriginal Quitline is thrilled to unveil its new logo proudly featuring elements from artwork by Aboriginal artist, Dixon Patten Jnr, a Yorta Yorta and Gunai man.

High praise from leading health experts for UK's sweet tax on sugary drinks

Thursday 17 March 2016
The Rethink Sugary Drink alliance has commended the UK government for committing to introduce a tax on sugary drinks; and urge the Australian Government to investigate the effectiveness of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and to follow the UK's lead.

More work needed to close the Aboriginal health gap on cancer

Thursday 17 March 2016
Aboriginal people in Victoria have a higher chance of dying from cancer than other Victorians, Cancer Council Victoria data shows, highlighting the need for ongoing efforts to reduce this unfair burden on the community.

‘Forgotten’ cancers in focus on Rare Disease Day

Monday 29 February 2016
This Rare Disease Day (Monday 29 February) Cancer Council Victoria is shining a light on less common cancers, which account for more than half of all cancer deaths in the state.

Review confirms plain packaging is cutting the smoking toll

Friday 26 February 2016
Quit Victoria has welcomed the findings of a Federal Government review of plain packaging of cigarettes, which show the world-first laws are achieving their aims of improving public health.

New resource works to reduce barriers to cancer screening for people with disabilities

Wednesday 24 February 2016

A resource launched today will provide online training to inform all people who care and support people with disabilities on how to speak about cancer screening.

Smokefree outdoor dining and drinking good for regional Victoria

Thursday 18 February 2016
Laws that make outdoor dining and drinking areas smokefree will encourage more families to visit cafes and restaurants in regional Victoria, Cancer Council Victoria research shows.

Smokefree outdoor dining and drinking good for business

Sunday 7 February 2016
Victorians expect to be able to eat and drink outside without being exposed to secondhand smoke and nearly three-quarters of a million of them will visit cafes and restaurants more often every year if smokefree outdoor areas are created, according to new research from the Cancer Council Victoria.

World Cancer Day: Cancer remains the leading cause of premature death in Victoria

Thursday 4 February 2016
Cancer deaths in Victoria result in the premature loss of nearly 60,000 years of life each year, more than four times the loss compared with other major causes of death.

Plain packaging helping reinforce smoking risks among Aboriginal people

Tuesday 2 February 2016
Aboriginal people have a greater understanding of the risks of smoking following the introduction of plain packaging of tobacco in Australia, new research shows.

Millions of Australians to receive free bowel screening kits in 2016

Thursday 14 January 2016
Approximately two million Australians will be invited to screen for bowel cancer for free in 2016 with the continued rollout of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. This year, approximately 300,000 people will be added to the program.
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