This web report presents key insights into the prevalence of smoking amongst Australians who have ever served in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and aims to identify subpopulations of veterans who may be at higher risk of smoking.
- Cat. no: PHE 305
Male veterans aged 45–64 had the highest rate of current smoking of any age group (21%)
Male veterans living alone or in group households were more likely to smoke than those living in family households
Male veterans were more likely to smoke than female veterans (13% compared with 6.7%)
Among male veterans, rates of smoking decreased as level of educational attainment increased