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.
More reports and statistics on tobacco smoking can be found under Alcohol, Alcohol & other drug treatment services and Illicit use of drugs.
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20 Apr 2022
16 Jul 2020
Tobacco smoking is the leading cause of preventable health burden in Australia
People with mental health conditions are more likely to use tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs
Over the past 50 years, levels of apparent consumption of different alcoholic beverages changed substantially
Non-medical pharmaceutical use is down, driven by a fall in use of pain-killers.
Between 2016 and 2019, the proportion of ex-drinkers rose from 7.6% to 8.9%.
In 2019, 11.0% of Australians smoked tobacco daily, down from 12.2% in 2016 and 24% in 1991.
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