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8. Smoking
 
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8. Smoking

Smoking: Approximately 15 per cent of Australians over the age of 14 are daily smokers, although the rate has been declining. There is some indication that rates of smoking are higher for veterans (particularly for younger veterans) than for the general population.

Smoking has multiple long-term health impacts, and is a major contributor to preventable disease burden for veterans and their families.

Information, patient resources and assessment tools are available at www.at-ease.dva.gov.au or in the Appendices.

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