Bar chart showing percentage of smokers and recent quitters who attempted to quit in the past 12 months, by age group, in 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.Quit attempts did not vary significantly by age group in 2020.30 In all age groups, close to half of smokers had made a quit attempt in the past year (Figure 5.11).

Between 1999 and 2020, in most years, more young smokers had made a quit attempt, and the percentage making a quit attempt appeared to decrease with age (Figure 5.12). Although the percentage of each age group who made a quit attempt varied considerably from year-to-year, there were no clear patterns of change over this time period.

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