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Alcohol toll is heavy in many ways

Thursday 28 February 2013
Cutting back on the booze could decrease your waistline – and your risk of cancer, according to Brian Vandenberg, senior policy adviser at Cancer Council Victoria speaking as FebFast comes to an end for this year.

Quit Victoria and Cancer Council Victoria applaud Future Fund's decision on tobacco-related investments

Thursday 28 February 2013
Quit Victoria and Cancer Council Victoria have congratulated the Future Fund for its decision to remove all tobacco-related investments from its portfolio.

Cancer Council Victoria offers Creative Therapy workshops

Wednesday 20 February 2013
Cancer Council Victoria is offering three Creative Therapy workshops to all Victorians, as part of the annual Arts Awards program, with the first to take place on 16th March.

New Zealand becomes the second country in the world to introduce plain packaging

Tuesday 19 February 2013
Quit Victoria has welcomed news that New Zealand will become the second country in the world to introduce plain packaging.

Entries open for Cancer Council Victoria’s 16th Arts Awards

Wednesday 13 February 2013
From Monday 11th February, entries will officially open for Cancer Council Victoria’s 16th annual Arts Awards. The awards provide Australians touched by cancer with an opportunity to share their experience creatively through art, writing and film.

No time to lean on the bar - binge drinking by older teens a reality that needs to be addressed

Monday 11 February 2013
Older teenagers are continuing to drink at levels that are risky for their health and wellbeing, and pressure by the alcohol industry to hamper initiatives aimed at decreasing drinking is socially irresponsible, according to CEO of the Cancer Council Victoria, Todd Harper.

Health groups welcome outdoor smoking bans but renew call for smokefree outdoor dining and drinking

Friday 8 February 2013
Four of Australia's leading health organisations have welcomed new bans on smoking in outdoor areas but have renewed their call for smoking to be banned in outdoor dining and drinking areas.

New research: Melbourne youth still risking skin cancer for a tan

Wednesday 6 February 2013
New Cancer Council research shows Australian adults and adolescents are less interested in getting a suntan and fewer are being sunburnt. But Melbourne adolescents are putting themselves at an increased risk of skin cancer for the sake of a tan and not using adequate sun protection on summer weekends.

New data from Cancer Council Victoria launches melanoma appeal for World Cancer Day

Monday 4 February 2013
New data from Cancer Survival Victoria 2012 reveals how much difference a few millimetres in thickness can make to your chances of surviving melanoma.

Largest international cancer awareness and beliefs study released

Thursday 31 January 2013
Victorians are less likely to be aware that age increases their risk of cancer than some of our global counterparts but we don't seem to suffer the 'stiff upper lip' that stops the British going to the doctor when they have symptoms, according to a global study released today.

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.
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