Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use is a major cause of preventable disease, illness and death in Australia. This report consolidates recent information on the availability and consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Australia, and related impacts, harms and treatment.
This report is regularly updated with data from a range of sources. There are differences in the source year and frequency of publication. See the Summary of main data sources and Notes for more information. Content is correct as at 28 September 2023. Reports released after this date will be included in the next scheduled release.
- Cat. no: PHE 221
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
The non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs is an ongoing concern internationally