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Smoking prevalence

 $116.63In 2015, smoking prevalence in Nova Scotia was 17.8%, well above the national average of 13.0%.

Figure 2.24 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Nova Scotia from 1999-2015. Prevalence decreased fairly steeply for the first five years, before reaching a plateau around 20%, and then fluctuating more in the most recent years. Prevalence was greater among males than females in all years observed, although only slightly in several 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, average daily cigarette consumption in Nova Scotia appears to have decreased overall (Figure 2.26). Male smokers consumed more cigarettes per day than female smokers in all years, with some variation in magnitude and only a small difference in the most recent year.

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