Estimates of Deaths Caused by Tobacco

The most recent estimates of deaths caused by tobacco were published by Ridolfo and Stevenson (2001). According to the study;   15% of all deaths (approximately 19,000 deaths) were due to tobacco smoking in 1998. Of these, approximately 13,000 were male deaths and 6,000 were female deaths. Most of these deaths (around 14,800) occurred at […]

Smoking Statistics

Tobacco smoking is the largest single preventable cause of death and disease in Australia (Cancer Council 2006). Smoking is a key risk factor for the three diseases that cause most deaths in Australia: ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and lung Smokers are also at increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and reduced lung […]