Smoking prevalence

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In 2017, smoking prevalence in Quebec was 15.7%, slightly above the national average of 15.1%.

Figure 2.18 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Quebec from 1999-2017. During this time, prevalence appeared to decline fairly steadily, and more steeply than in most other provinces. However, there was little change in the most recent years. Prevalence was similar among males and females in many years, although males had higher smoking rates in some years, particularly recently.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

Cigarette consumption

Between 1999 and 2017, average daily cigarette consumption in Quebec decreased by more than 5 cigarettes per day, although there was little change for many years until the most recent surveys (Figure 2.20). During this time period, male smokers generally consumed 2-4 cigarettes more per day than female smokers.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.