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.

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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Latest findings

Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia

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

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

Smoking rates increase with socioeconomic disadvantage, but illicit drug use highest in the most advantaged areas.

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.

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