Cheers to drinking less, but we’re tipping the scales

People in Ipswich may not live as long as those in Brisbane but they have the best record in the state for avoiding risky alcohol consumption.

The West Moreton health service area ranked the best in the state for lifetime alcohol consumption in the Chief Health Officer report released on Wednesday.

While statistics show the area is higher than the state average for obesity and smoking, when it comes to risky lifetime alcohol consumption, West Moreton falls 24% below the state average.

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