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Health promotion foundation VicHealth is today calling for urgent Government action on vaping, following deeply concerning claims of ambulance call outs to schools published in the Herald...
Media release
3 min read
22 Mar 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/action-needed-protect-kids-vaping-industry
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
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
There are so many ways to choose health. Try our 10 strategies for a healthier life.   Want to feel better and live a healthier life?  VicHealth has put together 10 strategies to...
Resources and downloads
1 min read
5 Oct 2021
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/resources/resource-download/be-healthy-strategies-good-health
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
Our quick guide to the May 2023 Federal Budget announcement.
Standard page
4 min read
8 May 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/health-promotion-and-federal-budget
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
This article was originally published in the Sunday Herald Sun on January 15, 2023. Authored by Dr Sandro Demaio   In early December 2022, a 12 year old boy called a Victorian health...
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5 min read
10 Apr 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/media-and-resources/opinion-pieces/lets-all-tackle-vaping-scourge-harming-kids
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
Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in Victoria. It costs 4000 lives and $5 billion each and every year. World-leading innovation – led by VicHealth...
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2 min read
30 Nov 2016
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/our-health/preventing-tobacco-use
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