Overview

The consumption of alcohol is widespread within Australia and entwined with many social and cultural activities. However, harmful levels of consumption are a major health issue, associated with increased risk of chronic disease, injury and premature death.

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Latest findings

Tobacco smoking is the leading cause of preventable health burden in Australia

Over the past 50 years, levels of apparent consumption of different alcoholic beverages changed substantially

Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia

In 2019, 11.0% of Australians smoked tobacco daily, down from 12.2% in 2016 and 24% in 1991

Between 2016 and 2019, the proportion of people who had ever used e-cigarettes rose from 8.8% to 11.3%

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