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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…

Call for Charters Towers to get support to quit

Charters Towers’ locals are being urged to seek support to quit smoking, with new stats showing the region’s daily smoking rates are 74 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 23 per cent…

Lack of seeking shade leads to sunburnt teens

Shade grants up to $25,000 now available to secondary schools Australian teens are failing to seek shade when outdoors, blaming ‘staying in the sun too long’ as the major cause of sunburn, Cancer Council research shows. Data from the Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey shows one in five adolescents are still getting sunburnt each…

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…