Imagine if a passenger airplane crashed in Australia every Wednesday, this is how many people (approx. 290 people) die from smoking every week.
FACT: Smoking is the largest single cause of death and disease in Australia.
FACT: Some of the diseases caused by smoking include:
FACT: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations are 2.6 times more likely to die from smoking related diseases such as stroke, heart and vascular disease compared to the overall Australian population.
FACT: There are more ex-smokers (4.1million) than smokers (around 3.5 million).
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