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Call for Logan to get support to quit

Locals in Logan are being urged to seek support to quit smoking, with new stats showing the region’s daily smoking rates are 35 per cent higher than the overall Queensland rate. The State Government has released findings from the self-reported health status 2011-12, categorised by local government area. The report found around 20 per cent…

Shop well, stay well!

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift helps us stay well by shopping well! If it’s in the pantry, you’ll eat it. I know it sounds like common sense, but it’s true! If we shop well, and keep tempting treats out of our reach, it makes it far easier to make healthier choices every day. It’s…

Enjoy Australia Day the SunSmart way!

Dust off your wide-brim corkscrew hats and Aussie flag board shorts – it’s time for Australia Day and Cancer Council is urging all Queenslanders to enjoy it the SunSmart way! With temperatures across Brisbane set to soar to a hot 36 degrees this weekend, it is important for all taking part in Australia Day celebrations…

Tax may be part of bitter-sweet solution

Cancer Council has renewed its call for a sugary drinks tax to be considered, with Queenslanders at serious risk of long-term health problems from overconsumption. An investigation into tax options is part of a range of recommendations to reduce sugary drink consumption released by Cancer Council, Diabetes Australia and the Heart Foundation (Victoria). Cancer Council…

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