Newfoundland & Labrador

Smoking prevalence

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In 2017, smoking prevalence in Newfoundland and Labrador was 20.1%, well above the national average of 15.1%, and the highest among all provinces.

Figure 2.30 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Newfoundland and Labrador from 1999-2017. Overall prevalence decreased steadily until 2005; since then, prevalence has not changed substantially. Prevalence was higher among males than females in most years, although this difference varied from year to year, with similar estimates in several instances.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

Cigarette consumption

Although average daily cigarette consumption in Newfoundland & Labrador appeared to decrease from 1999, a substantial increase was observed in 2017, particularly among males (Figure 2.32). Male smokers consumed considerably more cigarettes per day than female smokers in all years, particularly recently.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.