Posted November 18, 2018 12:28:06 There’s a new study that shows how much you know about your smoking habits.
The University of Melbourne researchers, who have been analysing data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, compared the number of cigarettes smoked per day among the Australian population aged between 20 and 64.
The researchers found that men aged 65 and over smoked twice as many cigarettes as their female counterparts, while women aged between 18 and 34 were three times more likely to smoke.
It is a finding that raises questions about whether the number and number of smoking bans, bans on smoking in certain public spaces, restrictions on public gatherings, and public displays of affection and affectionate displays are actually working.
Dr James Farrar, the lead author of the study, said that while there is no doubt smoking is unhealthy, there was no way to know how much people knew.
“It is clear that people know about smoking and about what they are doing, but it is unclear what they actually do with that information,” he said.
“There is a lot of evidence that people have been telling themselves that they are healthy.
But we don’t know if they actually are.”
Dr Farrard said he hoped the findings would help inform public health policy, particularly for smokers who were still learning the benefits of a low-smoking lifestyle.
“Smoking has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and premature death,” he added.
“But the real benefit is that it reduces the health care costs that you’re paying for each year, and so that’s the real way to reduce smoking.”
He said that the researchers’ analysis revealed the number smoked per person was a good indicator of how much information people were using in their everyday lives.
“That tells us how much they’re doing and what they’re spending, and that’s important,” he explained.
“Because people who are smoking are spending a lot more time on the internet, and we can see that that’s a good indication of the amount of information they’re consuming.”
I think we should be making sure that people are aware of that.
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