A Five Year Tobacco Action Plan (PDF 188KB)

Date: 
2003-07-01
Description: 
Smoking claims between 2,700 and 3,000 lives here each year. It is the single greatest preventable cause of premature death and avoidable illness. It also harms people who do not smoke and babies in the womb. Smoking is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, strokes and other diseases of the circulatory system, which kill two in every five men and women here. These diseases are also important causes of disability. A lifetime non-smoker is 60% less likely than a current smoker to have coronary heart disease and 30% less likely to suffer a stroke. åÊ
Resource type: 
Identifier: 
10.14655/799178-801004
Type: 
text
Rights: 
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Language: 
Language=en