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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
Quit, VicHealth, and Cancer Council Victoria applaud today’s announcement from the Victorian Government to introduce a retail licensing scheme to protect Victorians from the harms of tobacco.  
Media release
3 min read
28 Mar 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/victorian-tobacco-retail-licensing-scheme-commitment
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
Quit has launched two important initiatives designed to raise awareness of the tobacco industry’s manipulation of products, and to encourage people with nicotine dependence to access support to...
Media release
3 min read
15 Nov 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/new-quit-campaign-just-launched
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
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 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
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