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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24 Sep 2021
16 Jul 2020
The non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs is an ongoing concern internationally
Tobacco smoking is the leading cause of preventable health burden in Australia
The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who smoke has declined significantly
Between 2016 and 2019, the proportion of people who had ever used e-cigarettes rose from 8.8% to 11.3%.
Non-medical pharmaceutical use is down, driven by a fall in use of pain-killers.
In 2019, 11.0% of Australians smoked tobacco daily, down from 12.2% in 2016 and 24% in 1991.
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