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Newfoundland & Labrador

Smoking prevalence

In 2013, smoking prevalence in Newfoundland and Labrador was 19.5%, well above the national average of 14.6%, and the highest among all provinces. 

Figure 2.30 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Newfoundland and Labrador from 1999-2013. Overall prevalence declined fairly steeply and steadily until 2005, and has fluctuated around 20% since. Prevalence was higher among males than females in most years, although the difference varied from year to year. Prevalence was similar among males and females in 2013.

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

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