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Dear Supporter

Cancer Council Victoria has launched a new public health campaign to highlight the dangers of being overweight or obese. As part of the new campaign, Andrew shares how he ditched his unhealthy habits for good.

While we're on the topic, do you find yourself reaching for the lolly jar to get you through the 3pm slump? Celebrity chef Zoe Bingley-Pullin is here to help with five guilt-free energy boosters.

If you love eating and drinking out, you'll no doubt understand why Olivia is excited about plans to ban smoking in outdoor dining and drinking areas.

Lastly, Cancer Council has outlined its priority issues for the upcoming Victorian election. Here's what we're calling for.

We hope you enjoy this issue.
The Cut Your Cancer Risk Team

Zoe Bingley-Pullin standing at a bench with fruit and vegetablesHow to get an instant energy hit without sugar
While the warm weather encourages us to get outside and exercise, if we're stuck indoors the heat can also sap our energy levels. Follow these easy tips for an instant, guilt-free energy boost.
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Andrew Holt with daughterAndrew shares his story in healthy lifestyle campaign
After years of unsuccessful health kicks, a shock melanoma diagnosis led Andrew to ditch his unhealthy habits for good. Eight months later, Andrew is 12kg lighter, and fitter and healthier than ever.

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No smoking signDiners hungry for smoking ban
Like so many other Melburnians, trying the newest restaurant or bar is a regular pastime for Olivia. The only reason she doesn't go more often is because she prefers her gastronomic delicacies without a side of smoke.
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Large group of peopleCancer Council outlines priority issues for election
Cancer Council Victoria has called on all political parties to ensure cancer is a priority health issue heading into November's election, shining a light on 15 key areas where the next state government can lead the way in cancer research, treatment and prevention.
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Healthy tip
Ensure your son or daughter gets the final dose of the HPV vaccine while it's still free
Eligible teens only have until the end of the year to get all three doses for free. The vaccine, given at school, protects against the two high-risk HPV types that cause 70% of cervical cancers in women and 90% of HPV-related cancers in men. Don't miss out!
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FAQs
Do mobile phones cause cancer?
Research suggests that mobile phone users are not at any greater risk of brain cancer than people who don't use mobile phones. However, the risk has only been assessed for short to medium-term mobile phone use (under 10 years).
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Mythbusting
Liver cancer is always caused by excessive alcohol consumption
False! Around half of all liver cancer cases in Australia are caused by hepatitis B infection, with an estimated 17% of cases linked to alcohol consumption.
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