ASSAD Tobacco use, ever smoked, by age group

ASSAD Tobacco use, ever smoked, by age group


    Ever smoked tobacco, ACT Secondary Students aged 12-17 years, by age group, 1996-2017


    The prevalence of tobacco use in ACT secondary students has decreased steadily over time. In 2017, 13.2% of secondary students surveyed reported having smoked at  least once in their lifetime (ever smoked). Younger students aged 12-15 years were significantly less likely to report ever smoking (6.6%) than older students aged 16-17 years (27.0%).

    Please note that this indicator was updated in 2022 and replaces all previous versions. 

    For the purpose of reporting the Australian Secondary Students' Alcohol and Drug survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different.

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