Australian Bureau of Statistics
1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002
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Health risks associated with smoking include cancers, respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and emphysema, and circulatory diseases including thrombosis and heart disease.
SMOKER STATUS BY AGE
The smoking rate was highest among those Tasmanians aged 18-34 years (34.6%) and lowest among those Tasmanians 65 years and over (9.8%).
Interestingly among those Tasmanians aged 65 years and over, 51.4% had never smoked, whereas just 41.0% of Tasmanians aged 55-64 had never smoked.
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