Statistics on smoking in Australia

Smoking rates in Australia

How many men smoke in Australia?

In 1945 approximately 72% of Australian men smoked. (1)
The rate has been dropping since then.
In 2010 only 16.4% of Australian males (14 years or older) were daily smokers. (2)
The daily smoking rate among males (16 years or older) in NSW was 13.8% in 2010. (3)

What about women?

In 1945 26% of Australian women smoked. (1)
By 1976 this figure had risen to a peak of 33%. (1)
In 2010 the national daily smoking rate among females (14 years or older) of 13.9%. (2)
The daily smoking rate among females (16 years or older) in NSW was […]

How Effective is Hypnosis for Quitting?

Here is a brief review of some of the research evidence on the effectiveness of hypnosis:
90.6% Success Rate for Smoking Cessation Using Hypnosis
Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent from tobacco use at follow-up (6 months to 3 years post-treatment). This represents a 90.6% success rate using hypnosis.
University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul;49(3):257-66. Barber J.
87% Reported Abstinence from Tobacco Use With Hypnosis
A field study of 93 male and 93 female CMHC outpatients examined the facilitation of smoking cessation by using hypnosis. At […]

Smoking Statistics for Australia

Around the middle of the last century, a clear majority of males aged 16 and over were smokers, compared to about one quarter of females (Table 1.1). In the following decades smoking among men declined, probably in response to the initial publicity regarding the health effects of smoking which first emerged in the 1950s and early 1960s. Women have always had a lower prevalence of smoking than men, but smoking among women continued to increase in the 1970s.
Percentage of Smokers in Australia 1945 – 1976
Year Male Female
1945 72 26
1964 58 28
1969 45 28
1974 45 30
1976 43 33

Smoking in both sexes declined from 1980 to 2007, the most dramatic drop being in males […]

Health Effects of Smoking

Here are some of the latest statistics on smoking in Queensland, Australia:
16% of people aged 18-24 years smoke daily.There are more men smoking in this category then women. About 1 in 6 men and 1 in 8 women smoke in Australia.Smoking is still the leading cause of preventable disease and death.
Health Effects
• initial stimulation, then reduction in brain and nervous system activity
• enhanced alertness and concentration
• mild euphoria and/or feelings of relaxation
• increased blood pressure and heart rate
• decreased blood flow to body extremities like the fingers and toes
• dizziness, nausea, watery eyes and acid in the stomach
• decreased appetite, taste and smell.
• less or no sense of […]