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Smoking prevalence

 $85.39In 2015, smoking prevalence in Quebec was 14.2%, slightly above the national average of 13.0%.

Figure 2.18 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Quebec from 1999-2015. During this time, prevalence appeared to decline fairly steadily, and more steeply than in other provinces. Prevalence was similar among males and females in many years, although males had higher smoking rates in some instances, particularly in recent years.

 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 Quebec decreased by more than 4 cigarettes per day, although there has been little change in the past decade (Figure 2.20). During this time period, male smokers generally consumed 2-4 cigarettes more per day than female smokers.

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