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.
of people aged 14 and older smoked daily in 2016. This is down from 24% in 1991
were the most like age group to smoke daily (17%) in 2016
of women who gave birth smoked during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy in 2014, down from 13% in 2011
was the average age at which 14–24 year-olds smoked their first full cigarette in 2016 compared with 14.2 years in 2010
treatment episodes provided by specialist alcohol and other drug agencies in 2014–15 involved nicotine as a drug of concern
of adults in households with dependent children reported smoking inside the home in 2016. This has steadily declined from 31% in 1995
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