Risky alcohol levels, illicit drug use among young women: Australia's drug use in charts

February 29, 2024 by sbs.com.au

Risky alcohol levels, illicit drug use among young women: Australia's drug use in charts

Smoking rates in Australia are decreasing, while e-cigarette use has tripled, particularly in affluent areas. The National Drug Strategy Household Survey also highlights a rise in risky alcohol consumption but a decrease in overall smoking. Illicit drug usage among young women has increased, with females aged 18-24 now as likely as men to use drugs. Daily e-cigarette use is highest in advantaged regions, while daily smoking is prevalent in lower socioeconomic areas. The survey shows stable illicit drug use trends, except for increases in hallucinogens and ketamine. Overall, e-cigarette use is rising, especially among young adults.

February 29, 2024 by smh.com.au

Wealthiest Australians drive surge in illicit drug taking

The wealthiest Australians have driven a surge in the country’s illicit drug consumption over the p…

13.00% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 2.6 million current smokers in Australia 15.20% of men are current smokers but only 10.90% of women.



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Regions: Australia New Zealand Oceania

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Regions: Australia Vietnam Asia Oceania

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Vaping Nicotine Is Beneficial to Young People at A Population Level

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Australia leads world with vaping crackdown

Regions: Australia Oceania

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FACT CHECK. Is vaping creating a “whole new generation of nicotine dependency”?

Regions: Australia Oceania