Bar chart showing number of quit attempts made in the past 12 months by smokers and recent quitters in 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.In 2020, just under half (44.5%)a of smokers and recent quitters reported having made at least one quit attempt in the past year, and nearly one-third (31.8%) had made multiple attempts (Figure 5.7).

There was no significant change between 2019 and 2020 in the percentage of smokers and recent quitters who had attempted to quit in the past 12 months.28

From 1999 to 2020, the percentage of smokers and recent quitters who had attempted to quit in the past 12 months appears to have remained fairly stable, at around half (Figure 5.8).

Line graph showing percentage of smokers and recent quitters who attempted to quit in the past 12 months from 1999 to 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.


95% confidence intervals for in-text estimates 

a: 44.5 [40.2-48.9]