The 2019 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report showed that:
- fewer Australians are smoking tobacco daily, while the use of e-cigarettes is increasing
- more Australians are giving up or reducing their alcohol intake, driven by health concerns
- rates of substance use are falling among younger generations (less likely to smoke, drink and use illicit drugs)
- non-medical pharmaceutical use is down, driven by a fall in the use of pain-killers.
A companion report National Drug Household Survey 2019: in brief is also available.