Quitting measures

Two-thirds (67.7%) of Canadians who have ever been smokers have now quit. Figure 6.1 (below) shows the percentage of respondents who have ever smoked, including both current and former smokers, as well as quitter percentage (the percentage of ever smokers who were former smokers at the time of survey) over time. Quitter percentage increased between 1999 and 2005, and then remained around 60% for a number of years, but appears to be increasing again in the most recent years.


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