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School students called to give verdict on anti-smoking ads

Cancer Council Queensland is urging schools to help reduce the prevalence of tobacco smoking among young people by taking part in The Critics’ Choice. The program, coordinated by the Australian Network on Young People And Tobacco (ANYPAT), asks students to critique anti-smoking advertisements and vote on the most effective way to discourage young people from smoking. Entries open…

Cervical cancer screening participation key to closing the gap

While Australia is on track to eliminate cervical cancer by 2035, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women continue to experience a disproportionately higher burden of cervical cancer than other Australian women. This NAIDOC Week (July 7-14), Cancer Council Queensland is urging Aboriginal and Torres Trait Island women to get up-to-date with their screening after a…

Cancer patients to benefit from Olive McMahon Lodge renovations

Significant renovations at Cancer Council Queensland’s Olive McMahon Lodge will commence next month to update and improve the quality of accommodation available for regional cancer patients. The upgrade, which will include the removal and reinstatement of the Toowoomba lodge’s roof and a full renovation of all rooms, has been made possible through a $5 million…

Cancer Council Queensland calls for action on smoking loop hole

Cancer Council Queensland has called on the Queensland Government to close a loop hole in smoking legislation to better protect people from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke. The charity’s advocacy efforts come after being contacted by parents of children attending Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) facilities that are exposed to tobacco smoke, due to workers at adjoining business premises smoking within the buffer…

Volunteer for Cancer Council Queensland at Gold Coast Marathon

On July 6-7, around 28,000 people will participate in the 41st annual Gold Coast Marathon – but if running isn’t for you, there are other ways you can get involved in the iconic event! As the official charity partner of the 2019 event, Cancer Council Queensland is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to lend a hand and help make the event a success. Volunteers are needed for shifts on both…

Make World No Tobacco Day your quit date

Cancer Council Queensland are urging those who smoke to set tomorrow, World No Tobacco Day (May 31), as their quit date! Around 11 per cent of the Queensland population smoke daily. That’s 430,000 people putting their lung health at risk.*  Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan urged all smokers, even occasional smokers, to quit for good. “Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease,…

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