Cigarette consumption by sex

In 2015, average daily cigarette consumption was significantly higher among male smokers, at 15.2, than  among female smokers, at 11.9.15 Between 2013 and 2015, consumption did not change significantly among either male16 or female17  smokers (from 2013 estimates of 15.2 and 12.5, respectively).

During the time period from 1999 to 2015, sex differences appear to have remained relatively stable: males smoked, on average, about 3 cigarettes more per day than females, although this varied somewhat from year to year (Figure 1.8).

 Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey, 1999-2012; Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013, 2015. See data table with 95% confidence interval below.