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Success story: Leah quit smoking after 10 years [ 100% ]

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Leah tried her first cigarette at 15 and hated it. Lots of her friends smoked but she didn’t start until she was 18. She quickly went from being a social smoker, smoking when out with friends, to buying her own. However, after 10 years of on-off smoking Leah has quit. Motivated by a desire to lead a healthier life she’s successfully kicked the habit.

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Success story: Cath goes from size 24 to 14 [ 97% ]

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Cath was 115kg and a size 24. It was a visit to the doctors and her third high blood pressure reading that gave Cath the final push. Over the last two and half years Cath has turned her life around.

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How to: Recognise what's driving you to drink [ 55% ]

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Around 41% of Australian adults drink weekly. And around half of those who drink alcohol do so at levels that put them at higher risk of alcohol-related harm in the short term (falling over, getting into a fight) and about a quarter at levels that put them at higher risk of long-term harm (chronic disease such as cancer).

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Success story: Saying au revoir to the hangover [ 16% ]

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There is no doubt that drinking is part of Australian culture. BBQs and beer go together like meringue, cream and some kind of fruit; like Kylie and Jason; like Skippy and people down wells. Which is why it's understandable that the link between alcohol and cancer isn't a popular message. But even moderate amounts of alcohol increases the risk of cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, breast and bowel. However, at CYCR we're optimistic, we feel there could be a bit of a change in the air.

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Five ways to improve your chance of quitting smoking for good [ 15% ]

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Five ways smokers can turn the odds in their favour when quitting.

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Calling Coca-Cola's bluff on obesity [ 14% ]

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Cancer Council Victoria teamed up with 11 other health organisations and individuals to recommend six practical steps Coca-Cola can take if they genuinely want to help reduce obesity levels.

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