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Smoking prevalence

 $88.65In 2015, smoking prevalence in New Brunswick was 14.2%, slightly above the national average of 13.0%.

Figure 2.21 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in New Brunswick from 1999-2015. During this time, prevalence appears to have decreased overall, although with some  fluctuations. Prevalence was greater among males than females in all years, although there was some variation from year to year in the magnitude of this difference.

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

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

Cigarette consumption

Average daily cigarette consumption in New Brunswick appears to have decreased during the early 2000s, and then fluctuated around that level since 2006 (Figure 2.23). Male smokers consumed considerably more cigarettes per day than female smokers in most years, although consumption was more similar in the most recent survey year.

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