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Smoking and tobacco

Reduce the harms caused by smoking

Tobacco smoking is the largest preventable cause of cancer, responsible for more cancer deaths in Australia than any other single factor. It is also directly responsible for many heart and lung diseases. Smoking affects the smoker, as well as those around them.

Here you will find information on the effects of smoking, help with stopping smoking and details about Cancer Council's work to reduce the harm caused by tobacco.

More information about smoking and tobacco is available in Cancer Council's fact sheet on stop smoking and tobacco control position statements.

Learn more about how Cancer Council researchers are helping Australia in leading the world in tobacco control.