Every year, our Population Health behavioural scientists prepare a statistical overview of smoking in South Australia. We encourage you to download the latest statistics.
- passive smoking is on the increase - in 2015, 71.6% of the South Australian population reported that they had been exposed to someone else’s cigarette smoking in the past two weeks, which was a significant increase from 2014 (67.1%)
- most South Australians want smoke-free dining - in 2015, 93.4% of the population agreed that there should be either total bans or smoking restrictions in outdoor (alfresco) dining areas, which was a significantly higher than 2013 (90.9%)
- South Australians are trying to quit - the majority of South Australian smokers have made a previous quit attempt (77.3%); 43.1% have tried to quit in the past year and 59.5% intend to try to quit in the next six months.
SAHMRI's Population Health Group is a part of our Cancer and Heart Health themes.