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Smoking prevalence

 $110.22In 2015, smoking prevalence in Saskatchewan was 16.9%, above the national average of 13.0%.

Figure 2.9 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Saskatchewan from 1999-2015.  Despite considerable year-to-year variation, there appears to have been a net decrease in overall prevalence during this time, and a steady downward trend in recent years. Throughout this time period, prevalence was similar or slightly greater among males in most years, although sex differences varied appreciably by year.

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


Figure 2.10 shows smoking prevalence by age group in Saskatchewan, from 1999-2015. Although smoking rates fluctuated, there was a net decrease in prevalence within all age groups, and a downward trend over time was observed in all groups under age 45.

 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 Saskatchewan remained near 15 for many years, but appears to have decreased overall (Figure 2.11). Male smokers consumed considerably more cigarettes per day than females in nearly all years.

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