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Plain packaging a ‘historic step’ towards smokefree generation as new research reveals one in four smokers still in doubt about health effects
We partner with Quit Victoria and through this major investment, support tobacco control activity to reduce the prevalence of smoking.
VicHealth has today paid tribute to Dr Nigel Gray AO whose relentless campaigning against tobacco advertising led to the creation of VicHealth in 1987.
By Jerril Rechter, VicHealth CEO
Anti-smoking campaigns are one of the most helpful aids in assisting former smokers to stay quit, new Cancer Council Victoria data has revealed.
Quit has slammed an anti plain packaging campaign fronted by the Alliance of Australian Retailers, saying it's nothing but a tobacco-funded scare campaign.
Quit and the Heart Foundation (Victoria) hope more outdoor areas in Victoria will go smokefree, after news a Melbourne council is looking to pursue the idea.
VicHealth wishes to clarify that its advice on smokefree areas in Victoria is still in development.