Smoking to lead to more Indigenous deaths, study shows

Smoking-related deaths among Indigenous Australians are likely to continue to rise over the next decade, despite big reductions in smoking rates, a new study led by the Australian National University has found.

The researchers say it shows the need to continue successful grassroots efforts to cut smoking rates within indigenous communities.

They said more robust data was needed to make sure regional areas were able to monitor trends at a local level.

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