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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

National survey release: tobacco use by Australian secondary school students declines

Tuesday 24 November 2015
Smoking rates amongst Australian secondary school students are the lowest since surveys began more than 30 years ago, a comprehensive national survey released today revealed.

Car parking issues adding burden to cancer patients, new report finds

Tuesday 17 November 2015
Nurses moving cars for cancer patients, social workers challenging parking fines and doctors cutting short appointments to ensure patients move their cars are among the issues highlighted in a new Cancer Council Victoria report into car parking at Victorian hospitals.

Statement on Warren Mitchell

Monday 16 November 2015
Cancer Council Victoria would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of actor Warren Mitchell following his recent passing.

Victoria’s poorest at greatest risk of weight-related disease

Tuesday 10 November 2015
Victoria’s lowest income households have the highest rates of obesity, lowest intake of vegetables and do the least amount of exercise compared to other households, putting them at greatest risk of chronic disease, new research from LiveLighter Victoria has found.

Dirty Dancing audiences give over $120,000 to help beat women’s cancers!

Tuesday 27 October 2015
Cancer Council is grateful to have been the official charity partner for the musical Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage.

Processed meats increase cancer risk: World Health Organisation

Tuesday 27 October 2015
Eating processed meats – including sausages, bacon and ham – has been found to increase an individual’s risk of cancer by almost a fifth, according to a new study from the World Health Organisation.
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