Manitoba in 2020

  • Smoking prevalence: 13.0% (136,000 smokers), compared to 14.5% in 2019.
    • Males: estimate suppressed.
    • Females: estimate suppressed.
  • Average daily cigarette consumption: 10.2 cigarettes per day, compared to 10.8 in 2019.
  • Average price per carton (200 cigarettes): $14.29.

Smoking prevalence

In 2020, smoking prevalence in Manitoba was 13.0%, above the national average of 10.3%.

Figure 2.12 shows smoking prevalence, overall and among males and females, in Manitoba from 1999-2020. While there has been a considerable net decrease during this time, there was little overall change for most of the 2000s, followed by a fairly steady decline after 2010. Prevalence was greater among males than females in most years, although similar in a few instances.

Line graph showing current smoking prevalence among males and females in Manitoba from 1999 to 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

Line graph showing current smoking prevalence by age group in Manitoba from 1999 to 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

Cigarette consumption

Between 1999 and 2020, average daily cigarette consumption in Manitoba appeared to decrease slowly for the first decade before increasing somewhat and then becoming much more variable, with the lowest estimates observed in the most recent years (Figure 2.14). Male smokers consumed more cigarettes per day than female smokers in all years with available data, although the magnitude of this difference varied by year and was very small in some cases.

Line graph showing average daily cigarette consumption among males and females in Manitoba from 1999 to 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.