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The Federal Government and Australia’s leading cessation service, Quit, have announced the expansion of services to include a new national hub - www.quit.org.au - to help people quit smoking and vaping. Quit is a program of Cancer Council Victoria.
Media release
3 min read
11 Jun 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/federal-funding-new-digital-services-best-support-australians
This World No Tobacco Day, Quit, Cancer Council Victoria and VicHealth renew their calls to stop the harmful tobacco and vaping industry from targeting young people to prevent nicotine addiction in...
Media release
4 min read
31 May 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/protecting-kids-smoking-and-vaping-they-start-world-no-tobacco-day
Using nicotine during this critical period of brain development can cause problems in the short and long-term. These problems can include issues with attention, concentration, learning, memory, impulse control, emotional regulation and mood.
Article
5 min read
10 May 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/our-health/be-healthy-blog/how-does-nicotine-affect-brain-development
Young people and regional health leaders unite against Big Tobacco and Big Vape.
Media release
5 min read
23 Apr 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/world-health-summit-vaping-roundtable
Two weeks ago, I sat down with Lola, an 11-year-old girl. She told me she sees vapes everywhere. In the shops, on social media and among her peers.  She’s worried because she doesn’t know...
Article
3 min read
22 Mar 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/our-health/be-healthy-blog/we-must-end-vape-menance-dr-sandro-demaio-featured-herald-sun
VicHealth welcomes the introduction of landmark e-cigarette legislation today that will position Australia as a world leader in the fight against Big Tobacco and Big Vape....
Media release
2 min read
21 Mar 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/vichealth-welcomes-proposed-landmark-e-cigarette-legislation
A comprehensive, Australian-first research project which aims to deeply understand teenagers’ experiences with vaping has revealed 25 per cent of teens are ‘hidden’ and at-risk of vaping, and...
Media release
5 min read
6 Mar 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/new-research-reveals-key-insights-help-tackle-teen-vaping
Grants for 'fast-track councils' in the VicHealth Local Government Partnership (VLGP) to support municipal health and wellbeing planning.
Funding page
7 min read
27 Feb 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/leading-healthy-communities-grants
A comprehensive, Australian-first research project which aims to deeply understand teenagers’ experiences with vaping has revealed that parents hold more power and influence in tackling vaping than they might realise.
Media release
5 min read
22 Feb 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/parents-secret-weapon-tackling-teen-vaping-new-research-shows
Unveiling insights into segments of teen vaping is an Australian-first research project that categorises young people into distinct segments, decoding their motivations, attitudes and behaviours towards vaping.   
Resources and downloads
2 min read
20 Feb 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/resources/resource-download/influencing-gen-vape-summary-report
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