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Smoking prevalence

In 2013, smoking prevalence in Ontario was 12.6%, below the national average of 14.6%. 

Figure 2.15 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Ontario from 1999-2013. Overall prevalence appears to have been decreased substantially during this time, although with little change in many of the years. Prevalence was greater among males than females in all years observed; however, the magnitude of this difference varied considerably 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. 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 below with 95% confidence intervals.