Dataset: Age-standardized prevalence of current tobacco use among persons aged 15 years and older


Tobacco smoking is one of the largest preventable causes of death and disease in Australia. In 2017-18, 13.8% of adults aged 18 years and over were daily smokers (2.6 million people), down from 14.5% in 2014-15. The decrease is a continuation of the trend over the past two decades, in 1995, 23.8% of adults were daily smokers.

Additionally the proportion of adults who have never smoked is increasing over time, from 49.4% in 2007-08 to 52.6% in 2014-15 and 55.7% in 2017-18.

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