Australian Institute of Health and Welfare updated web report: Alcohol, tobacco & other drugs in Australia
Aug 26, 2022
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare just released their updated “Alcohol, tobacco & other drugs in Australia” website. The website consolidates information on the availability and consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Australia, and related impacts, harms and treatment. Included are data visualisations for each state and territory. Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use remains a major cause of preventable disease, illness and death in Australia.
Current insights from the updated website include a 16% increase in number of alcohol-related hospitalisations between 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, the reported consumption of cannabis in the last year in Australia and New Zealand by adults in 2020 (12.1%) was higher than the global average by 4%, and mothers who gave birth and smoked tobacco at some point during pregnancy is down from 13.7% in 2010 to 9.2% in 2020.