The smoke hotspots in Australia revealed: the suburbs where people light up most – and the areas where the anti-tobacco message hit the house
- New data from Victoria University reveal the best and worst areas for smoking
- Cities on the north coast of Tasmania were among the worst in Australia
- The northern suburbs of Sydney had the lowest smoking rates in the country
The neighboring suburbs on the north coast of Tasmania have been given an unwanted title because they are the worst places in Australia when it comes to the number of smokers.
Approximately 40 percent of residents of Bridgewater and Gagebrook in Tasmania smoke, according to data from the University of Victoria University think tank Mitchell Institute.
This is comparable to the national average adult rate of 14 percent that smokes daily.
Neighboring suburbs on the north coast of Tasmania have garnered an unwanted title as the worst places in Australia when it comes to the number of smokers (stock image)
& # 39; Smoking is fatal, and it seems that six times more people in Bridgewater / Gagebrook in Hobart will die heavily from smoking-induced illness than in Kur-ing-Gai in southern Sydney, & # 39; said Ben Harris Friday, World Health Policy No tobacco day.
Risdon Vale in Hobart was the second-poorest suburb of the country at 34.4 percent, more than 30 years ago equal to the national rate.
Mount Druitt in NSW came an unenviable third in 31.2 percent smokers with the South Australian suburbs of Elizabeth, Salisbury, Elizabeth North 31.1 percent.
Yet the highest northern suburb of Sydney from Gordon, Killara, Pymble had the lowest number of smokers in the nation with 6.6 percent.
The adjacent suburbs of Lindfield and Roseville were the second best in the country with 7.2 percent, with nearby Epping, North Epping, Pennant Hills and Cheltenham in third place.
Australians with mental health problems are more than twice as likely to smoke as the general population, the institute reveals.
Mr. Harris said that where a person lives, his education and friends have influenced smoking rates, and have urged governments to provide funding to the communities most in need of quitting.
About 40 percent of the residents of Bridgewater and Gagebrook in Tasmania smoke
& # 39; We know that dramatic declines in national smoking figures over the past decades coincided with investments in the stop campaign & # 39 ;, Harris said.
& # 39; There is a possibility to use this new local information to target the stop campaign and support health services. & # 39;
THE WORST AND BEST AREAS OF AUSTRALIA FOR SMOKING
National smoking rate: 14 percent
1. Bridgewater / Gagebrook, Tasmania: 40 percent, national rate in 1979
2. Risdon Vale, Tasmania: 34.4 percent, equivalent to the national rate in 1986
3. Mt Druitt, NSW: 31.2 percent, the same as the national percentage in 1988
4. Elizabeth / Salisbury / Elizabeth North, South Australia: 31.1 percent, equal to the national rate in 1988
5. Tamworth, NSW: 30.3 percent, equivalent to the national rate in 1989
1. Gordon / Killara / Pymble, NSW: 6.6 percent
2. Lindfield / Roseville NSW: 7.2 percent
3. Epping / North Epping / Pennant Hills / Cheltenham, NSW: 7.45 percent
4. Burnside / Wattle Park, South Australia: 7.5 percent
5. Cottesloe / Claremont, Western Australia: 7.5 percent
Source: data from the Mitchell Institute of Victoria University
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