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Smoking and tobacco regulation

There are still more than 20,000 deaths caused by smoking every year.

Key takeaways

Smoking rates are coming down in Australia but there are still more than 20,000 deaths caused by smoking every year.

Tobacco smoke is one of the main risk factors for heart disease and is responsible for 12% of the burden (death and illness) of cardiovascular disease in Australia. 

Seven steps to reduce smoking in Australia

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