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Newfoundland & Labrador

Smoking prevalence

 $108.40In 2015, smoking prevalence in Newfoundland & Labrador was 18.5%, well above the national average of 13.0%, and the highest among all provinces.

Figure 2.30 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Newfoundland and Labrador from 1999-2015. Overall prevalence decreased fairly steeply and steadily until 2005; since then, prevalence has levelled off, with little decline. Prevalence was higher among males than females in most years, although the difference varied from year to year, with similar estimates in a couple of instances.

 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

Between 1999 and 2015, although average daily cigarette consumption in Newfoundland & Labrador appears to have decreased overall, there was little progress for much of the last decade (Figure 2.32). Male smokers consumed considerably more cigarettes per day than female smokers in all years.

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