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Current smoking prevalence

 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2015. This graph shows the prevalence of daily smokers was 9.4 percent and prevalence for the non-daily smokers was 3.7 percent. See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

In 2015, the overall prevalence of smoking in Canada was 13.0%, equivalent to approximately 3.9 million Canadians: 9.4% (2.8 million) daily smokers and 3.7% (1.1 million) non-daily smokers (Figure 1.2). This represents a significant decrease from the 2013 estimate of 14.6%.1

Daily smoking decreased significantly from 10.9% in 2013.2 However, there was no significant change in non-daily smoking from the 2013 estimate of 3.8%.3

As shown in Figure 1.3, overall smoking prevalence has decreased significantly over time since 1999.4 Reduction in daily smoking appears to be responsible for most of the observed decline in smoking rates, since non-daily smoking has remained relatively constant at around 4%.

From 1999 to 2015, the average annual decrease in prevalence was 3.5% of the previous year’s value.5  


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