Smoking prevalence

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In 2017, smoking prevalence in New Brunswick was 13.7%, below the national average of 15.1%.

Figure 2.21 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in New Brunswick from 1999-2017. During this time, overall prevalence decreased by nearly half, despite some fluctuation. Prevalence was greater among males than females in most years, although similar in a few, including the most recent.

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 New Brunswick decreased by more than 5 cigarettes per day, although there were many years with little change during this time period (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 years.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.