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The costs of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug abuse to Australian society in 2004/05

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This monograph (monograph no. 64) estimates the total social costs of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use to the Australian community in 2004-05.

Report prepared by David J. Collins, Macquarie University and Helen M Lapsley, University of Queensland and University of New South Wales for the Department of Health and Ageing 2008

The costs of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug abuse to Australian society in 2004/05 (online version)

The costs of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug abuse to Australian society in 2004/05 (PDF 499 KB)

A summary of this report is available at The costs of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug abuse to Australian society in 2004/05: summary version

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