Melbourne Nightlife Blog

09 April, 2008

Research: Ciggies, Booze and Drugs are bad for Australia

Government-funded research released by Professor David Collins of Macquarie University and Professor Helen Lapsley of the University of New South Wales has attempted to quantify the cost of recreational drug use to the country. Taking into consideration the cost of ill health, premature death, reduced productivity, crime and accidents. Apparently tobacco costs Australia $31.5 billion a year out of the $56 billion a year combined total for cigarettes, alcohol and illicit drugs.

Source: The Age

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