Data on smoking rates is available from several sources. The Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services all conduct health surveys every few years that include questions about the frequency of smoking. All are rigorously and comprehensively conducted and the results are reliable.
Australian Bureau of Statistics latest release on smoking:
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare tobacco smoking snapshot:
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare tobacco smoking status by age group:
Tobacco in Australia: Facts and Issues – A comprehensive review, regularly updated, of the major issues in smoking and health in Australia, compiled by Cancer Council Victoria.