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  1. Vaccines

    Vaccines trick the body into building immunity against infectious diseases without causing the actual disease.

  2. Vegetarian and vegan eating

    A well-planned vegetarian or vegan diet can meet nutritional needs during all stages of life.

  3. Victoria’s tobacco and e-cigarette laws

    Smoking kills more Victorians every year than road accidents, alcohol and other drugs combined. To minimise the health effects of tobacco on individuals and the community, Victoria has laws controlling cigarette sales and where people can smoke.

  4. Vitamin and mineral supplements

    Taking vitamin supplements is no substitute for a healthy diet.

  5. Vitamin B

    The eight B-group vitamins are essential for various functions within the body.

  6. Vitamin D

    A balanced approach to sunlight exposure will help you get enough vitamin D while protecting against skin cancer.

  7. Vitamin K and newborn babies

    With low levels of vitamin K, some babies can have severe bleeding into the brain, causing significant brain damage.

  8. Vitamins - common misconceptions

    There is no evidence that any one vitamin can slow ageing, restore sex drive or cure infertility.

  9. Vitamins and minerals

    Vitamins and minerals are organic compounds that are required in very small amounts, for a variety of metabolic processes.