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Smoking prevalence

 $88.64In 2015, smoking prevalence in Ontario was 11.3%, below the national average of 13.0%.

Figure 2.15 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Ontario from 1999-2015. During this time, overall prevalence decreased by half, although there were several periods of little change. Prevalence was greater among males than females in all years observed; however, the magnitude of this difference varied widely from year to year, from similar rates to a difference of 10 percentage points.

 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 below with 95% confidence intervals.

Cigarette consumption

Between 1999 and 2015, average daily cigarette consumption in Ontario remained fairly stable and even appeared to decline slightly in recent years (Figure 2.17). Cigarette consumption was higher among males in all years, although the magnitude of this difference varied from year to year.

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