Publication date: 
January 16, 2014

When a risk factor for poor health affects one part of a community more than another, policymakers have two choices: continue with a one-size-fits-all approach or find a new way to focus on the population most at risk. 

The burden of disease and injury in Australia 2003,” a report released in 2007, showed that tobacco use was the leading risk factor for disease burden in the country.