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Smoking prevalence

In 2013, smoking prevalence in Quebec was 17.1%, above the national average of 14.6%. 

Figure 2.18 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Quebec from 1999-2013. During this time, prevalence appeared to decline fairly steadily, and more steeply than in other provinces, although recent years have seen less progress. 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. 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.