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In 2013, smoking prevalence in Nova Scotia was 19.4%, well above the national average of 14.6%.

Figure 2.24 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Nova Scotia from 1999-2013. Prevalence decreased fairly sharply for the first five years, before reaching a plateau, and then again decreasing. However, prevalence appears to have increased in 2013. 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. 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.