Australia’s health report shows fewer smoking and more are drinking less often

June 2018
Australia’s Health 2018, a biennial report released by the Australian Institute of Welfare (AIHW) is not new data, but rather a summary of previously released research findings on the health of Australians. There are three sections that examine alcohol and other drug use and its impact – Tobacco smoking, Alcohol risk of harm and Illicit drug use. It shows that fewer of us are smoking or putting ourselves at risk from long-term alcohol use than in the past and provides a good summary of the trends in illicit drug use since 2001, particularly methamphetamine (‘ice’). A media release provides a summary of the entire report.

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