Australian Bureau of Statistics
1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/04/2006
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Recent evidence indicates that, at low levels, alcohol has health benefits for some people, particularly in contributing to the reduction of the risk of heart disease from middle age onwards. However, people who drink regularly at higher levels place themselves at increased risk of chronic ill health and premature death, while an episode of heavy drinking places the drinker and others at risk of injury and death. These patterns of drinking also have substantial social and economic implications, not only for individuals, but also for families, workplaces, and society as a whole.
Approximately 9.8% of Tasmanians drink alcohol at levels deemed risky by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The National Health and Medical Research Council provides the following guidelines to minimise both short-term and long-term risks from alcohol consumption:
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