The VicHealth Tobacco Strategy 2016–2019 highlights our priorities to get more Victorian’s to be tobacco-free: a focus on providing support to help people to quit smoking, and building environments that prevent uptake and support cessation.
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The VicHealth Tobacco Strategy 2016–2019 is part of VicHealth’s organisational goal to have one million more Victorians with better health and wellbeing, including 400,000 more Victorians tobacco-free by 2023.
This strategy highlights areas of priority in making Victoria tobacco-free:
- support Quit Victoria’s delivery of impactful anti-smoking campaigns
- fund critical cessation services for smokers
- trial innovative approaches in settings and groups where smoking rates remain high.
Smoking is a leading preventable health risk factor in Australia. VicHealth is one of the largest investors in tobacco control in Australia, providing almost $4.7 million to Quit Victoria annually. While smoking rates have been decreasing in the last few decades, progress has been slower among disadvantaged populations.
We look forward to working with our partners, to prevent uptake of smoking and increase tobacco cessation rates across Victoria.