Cancer Council Victoria has revealed that more and more people are intending to quit smoking.
The organisation's latest survey demonstrates that 26.5 per cent of smokers in Victoria are intending to quit within the next 30 days.
When this survey was last conducted in 1999, only 18.4 per cent of those who participated had the same response.
"These figures indicate that more Victorian smokers want to and are trying to quit than ever before and that more are achieving that goal which is fantastic news," said Fiona Sharkie, executive director of Quit Victoria, in a September 10 statement.
She added a number of factors have most likely contributed to Victoria's determination to give up smoking. These include the introduction of plain packaging, graphic health warnings and other anti-smoking ad campaigns.
"With stop-smoking medications and nicotine patches available at a subsidised price on the PBS [Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme], there's also more support for smokers to quit than ever before," said Ms Sharkie.
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