Smoking prevalence

 $135.40.In 2017, smoking prevalence in Manitoba was 14.5%, just below the national average of 15.1%.

Figure 2.12 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Manitoba from 1999-2017. While there has been a considerable net decrease during this time, there was little overall change for most of the 2000s; prevalence has declined fairly steadily since 2010. Prevalence was greater among males than females in most years, although similar in a few instances.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

Cigarette consumption

Between 1999 and 2017, average daily cigarette consumption in Manitoba appeared to decrease slowly for the first decade; however, consumption has since increased somewhat, with the exception of a substantial dip in 2015 (Figure 2.14). Male smokers consumed more cigarettes per day than female smokers in all years, although the magnitude of this difference varied by year and was very small in some cases.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.