Smoking and tobacco

Smoking is a leading cause of preventable death and disease worldwide.

Smoking greatly increases your risk of suffering from potentially deadly conditions, including a range of cancers, cardiovascular disease and respiratory illness. Breathing in secondhand smoke can also harm your health.

While much has been achieved in reducing smoking prevalence over time, more than 200,000 adults in Western Australia continue to smoke.


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To find out more about smoking and tobacco, read our brochure here (PDF 731kb) or check out our fact sheets.

Cancer Council Western Australia is an organisation committed to reducing the harm caused by smoking in our community, both through its own programs and by working in partnership with others.

Where can I get more information on smoking and tobacco?

Please visit the following sections