Bar chart showing percentage of current smokers and recent quitters who attempted to quit in the past 12 months and were abstinent at the time of survey, among males and females, in 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.In 2020, while the percentage of females who attempted to quit in the past 12 months and were abstinent at the time of the survey is not reportable due to low numbers, there was no significant difference between males and females in this measure of quit success32 (Figure 5.14).

There is considerable variability in this measure due to smaller sample sizes among sub-groups.

Since 2004, success in remaining abstinent from smoking has fluctuated among both males and females, with no clear pattern emerging (Figure 5.15).

Line graph showing percentage of current smokers and recent quitters who attempted to quit in the past 12 months and were abstinent at the time of survey, among males and females, from 2004 to 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.