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Smoking is the single largest cause of preventable death and disease in our community.

Infographic stating In 2022 8.2% of people (15 years+) smoke daily and 1.8% of people (15 years+) vape daily

When we look at smoking rates among priority groups living in South Australia, it’s clear that smoking is a social justice issue.

Infographic stating 22.7%% of people with a severe mental illness in SA smoke (from 2022) 40.4% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged over 18 in SA smoked (from 2019)

Cancer Council SA is concerned and committed to the issue of young people and vaping. Please contact us for current activities and programs being undertaken.

Young people who vape are 3x more likely to start smoking. (3x in large font or graphic)

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Source: SAHMRI key statistics

This page was last reviewed in February 2024.