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With more than two in three Australian adults and one in four children above a healthy weight*, researchers say food availability, affordability and marketing can contribute to bad choices. Excess...
Media release
4 min read
13 Oct 2022
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/commercial-factors-driving-unhealthy-diets
VicHealth welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement of new legislation to reduce harm from tobacco and e-cigarettes and protect Australians from the predatory tactics of Big...
Media release
2 min read
30 Nov 2022
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/media-resources/media-releases/australia-once-again-world-leader-tobacco-control
The ABC is calling on high school aged young people from across Greater Melbourne to share a story about their life through the Takeover Melbourne competition. The annual ABC storytelling...
Media release
2 min read
9 Mar 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/abc-calls-students-takeover-melbourne
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1 min read
29 Oct 2014
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases
VicHealth welcomes landmark reforms to protect Australians from the e-cigarette and tobacco industry   VicHealth commends the Australian Government's groundbreaking reforms announced...
Media release
2 min read
2 May 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/vichealth-welcomes-landmark-reforms-vaping
VicHealth welcomes the Federal Government’s strong focus on preventive health announced in the Federal Budget. This includes $737 million allocated towards reducing harm from the e-cigarette and...
Media release
3 min read
9 May 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/vichealth-welcomes-federal-budget
A sculpture in the form of a ‘vape cloud’ is on public display at Scienceworks as part of an ongoing VicHealth initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of e-cigarettes...
Media release
4 min read
6 Jun 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/whats-hiding-vape
VicHealth strongly supports the Australian Government’s proposed strengthening of tobacco regulations, outlined today by Health Minister Mark Butler.   Strengthening these areas will go a...
Media release
2 min read
13 Sep 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/vichealth-welcomes-groundbreaking-laws-fight-against-big-tobacco
VicHealth strongly commends the Australian Government’s plan to introduce a ban on the importation of disposable single use vapes from 1 January 2024. VicHealth CEO, Dr Sandro Demaio said the...
Media release
2 min read
27 Nov 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/vichealth-welcomes-landmark-import-ban-vaping
VicHealth welcomes the passing of landmark tobacco legislation that once again positions Australia as a world leader in tobacco control.  The Australian Government’s new Public Health...
Media release
2 min read
6 Dec 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/australia-leads-once-again-vichealth-welcomes-passing-globally
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