Overview

Tobacco smoking is the single most important preventable cause of ill health and death in Australia. Tobacco smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, of which over 70 cause cancer.

The 2022 National Drug Strategy Household Survey is currently being conducted across Australia. You may be selected to participate. Find out more at www.aihw.gov.au/2022-ndshs

Featured reports

Latest findings

People who inject drugs experience considerably poorer health outcomes than other drug users

People with mental health conditions are more likely to use tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs

The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who smoke has declined significantly

Australians are increasingly supportive of cannabis use and most support pill-testing.

Smoking and drinking rates are down among gay, lesbian and bisexual people.

Non-medical pharmaceutical use is down, driven by a fall in use of pain-killers.

More reports and statistics on tobacco smoking can be found under Alcohol, Alcohol & other drug treatment services and Illicit use of drugs.