Tobacco use is the leading risk factor contributing to burden of disease in Australia. Tobacco smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, of which over 70 cause cancer.

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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

Daily tobacco smoking rate dropped from 11.0% to 8.3% between 2019 and 2022–‍2023

Use of electronic cigarettes and vapes nearly tripled between 2019 (2.5%) and 2022–‍2023 (7.0%)

Around 1 in 3 people (31%) in Australia drank alcohol in ways that put their health at risk in 2022–‍2023

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