Everyday Health Survey

About the Everyday health Surveys

Cancer Council Queensland’s Everyday Health Surveys are designed to give Queenslanders a voice and engage them in a conversation about the health issues that affect all members of the community.

We use results from the Everyday Health Survey to develop targeted strategies to help all Queenslanders live healthier, happier and more empowered lives.

Second-hand smoke in multi-unit housing survey

The aim of this survey was to understand Queenslanders experience with second-hand smoke in multi-unit housing such as units, apartments and townhouses, and assess support for strengthening smoke-free laws.

Read the report or read more about tobacco.

Sun Protection

The aim of this survey was to understand how Queenslanders keep safe from the sun, and what more needs to be done to prevent skin cancer. The Everyday Health Survey: Sun protection was conducted in October and November 2019. View the results, the report, or read more about sun protection

Sugar-sweetened beverages

The World Health Organisation recommends limiting sugar consumption from both food and drinks to no more than six teaspoons a day for optimum health. Sugar-sweetened beverages contain high amounts of added sugar, with little or no nutritional value and may lead to weight gain, which can increase the risk of a number of chronic diseases, including cancer.

Approximate amount of sugar in common sugar-sweetened beverages:

  • 600ml sports drink – 9 teaspoons
  • 300ml flavoured water – 5 teaspoons
  • 500ml ice tea – 7 teaspoons
  • 600ml coke – 16 teaspoons

The Everyday Health Survey: sugar-sweetened beverages was conducted in July, 2018 by Cancer Council Queensland and Heart Foundation. The aim of this survey was to assess support for proposed regulations to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption. View the results or read the report on sugar-sweetened beverages.

For more information about sugar-sweetened beverages, visit Rethink Sugary Drink.

Smoke-free Places Survey Queensland

The aim of this survey was to understand the impact second-hand smoke has on the community and to identify additional places the community support becoming smoke-free.

The survey has now closed.

Financial burden of cancer treatment for patients

The aim of this survey was to understand the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis and treatment, faced by thousands of Queensland families every year.

Read the Report on Financial Burden or read more about how to access support.


This survey focused on smoking and tobacco control and aimed to identify smoking habits and community views on the future direction of tobacco laws in Queensland.

Read the Report on Tobacco, view the results or read more about the harmful effects of tobacco smoking.


This survey explored individual diet and lifestyle habits focusing on factors such as nutrition, food marketing and consumer psychology and behaviour.

Read the Report on Nutrition, view the results or read more about healthy eating and drinking.

Have your say about health

We’re calling on Queenslanders aged 18 years and over to take part in our next Everyday Health Survey to help us improve the health of our community.

If you would like to take part in future Everyday Health Surveys, please provide your email address below, and we will be in touch when the next survey opens!