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Cancer Council encourages Australians to quit for COVID

2 June 2020 |

Research shows smokers more likely to have severe COVID-19 symptoms

Cancer Council Australia has joined the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee in encouraging Australians to quit smoking to reduce their risk of COVID-19 complications.

The calls come on the eve of World No Tobacco Day (Sunday May 31) as growing evidence shows smokers may be at…

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Tobacco companies use loopholes in legislation to influence cigarette sales: new research

26 February 2020 |

New Cancer Council research has revealed how tobacco companies influence cigarette sales through offering incentives and benefits to retailers like price discounts, cash payments, prizes and gifts such as event tickets, gift cards, coupons.

The survey of 800 current tobacco retailers found that a third reported being offered at least one benefit from a tobacco company for doing something…

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Parents right to worry about e-cigarettes and kids, says Cancer Council

19 February 2020 |

New research shows parents want tougher e-cigarette restrictions

New research highlighting parents’ concerns about the availability and promotion of e-cigarettes to teenagers supports the need for further action to protect young people, Cancer Council Australia said today.

A poll of more than 2,000 parents conducted by Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital…

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2 in 3 Aussie adults still bronzed

16 February 2020 |

New data released today shows that while fewer Aussie adults are deliberately seeking a tan, many continue to have tanned skin as a result of sun exposure, increasing their risk of skin cancer.

The latest figures from Cancer Council Australia’s National Sun Protection Survey show that the proportion of adults deliberately attempting to get a tan dropped from 15 per cent in 2003/04 to 11…

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Global survey highlights actions Australians want on cancer

4 February 2020 |

World Cancer Day survey shows Australians most concerned about affordable and equal access to cancer services

This World Cancer Day (Tuesday 4 February), Cancer Council Australia is calling for more action to reduce inequities in cancer outcomes, following a new global survey showing nearly half (45%) of all Australians believe Government…

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Leading health groups welcome new recommendations for embedding smoking cessation in healthcare

28 January 2020 |

Cancer Council Australia and Quit Victoria have welcomed new smoking cessation recommendations released today by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, saying the latest guide highlights the crucial role of health professionals in supporting smokers to quit and notes there is insufficient evidence to endorse the use of e-cigarettes for cessation.

The new evidence-based guidelines,…

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Cancer Council encourages Australians to quit for COVID

2 June 2020 |

Research shows smokers more likely to have severe COVID-19 symptoms

Cancer Council Australia has joined the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee in encouraging Australians to quit smoking to reduce their risk of COVID-19 complications.

The calls come on the eve of World No Tobacco Day (Sunday May 31) as growing evidence shows smokers may be at…

Read more

Tobacco companies use loopholes in legislation to influence cigarette sales: new research

26 February 2020 |

New Cancer Council research has revealed how tobacco companies influence cigarette sales through offering incentives and benefits to retailers like price discounts, cash payments, prizes and gifts such as event tickets, gift cards, coupons.

The survey of 800 current tobacco retailers found that a third reported being offered at least one benefit from a tobacco company for doing something…

Read more

Why there has never a better time to quit than now


2 June 2020

COVID-19 has brought with it uncertainty, anxiety and more change than any of us could have anticipated.

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How to prepare for a telehealth consultation


30 April 2020

Phone and video appointments help protect you from COVID-19.

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How to help people with cancer during COVID-19 when you don't have much to give


24 April 2020

How to help people with cancer during COVID-19 when you don't have much to give.

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What’s the bravest thing we can do for cancer this World Cancer Day?


4 February 2020

February 4 is the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day and this year we are celebrating the progress Australia has made in cancer, while recognising that there is still a long way to go to reach a cancer free future.

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The birth of Slip, Slop, Slap and the science behind nation-wide behaviour change


23 January 2020

Former Cancer Council Victoria CEO, David Hill, shares how science was used to change a nation's attitude towards skin cancer and its prevention with iconic programs and campaigns such as ‘Slip, Slop, Slap,’ and ‘Timebomb.’

Continue reading The birth of Slip, Slop, Slap and the science behind nation-wide behaviour change

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Why there has never a better time to quit than now


2 June 2020

COVID-19 has brought with it uncertainty, anxiety and more change than any of us could have anticipated.

Continue reading Why there has never a better time to quit than now

Categories:


How to prepare for a telehealth consultation


30 April 2020

Phone and video appointments help protect you from COVID-19.

Continue reading How to prepare for a telehealth consultation

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