Quit intentions

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.In 2017, the majority of smokers (57.9%) were seriously considering quitting in the next 6 months (Figure 6.7). Of those, about half
(47.5%)a were considering quitting within the next 30 days, which was equivalent to 26.9% of all current smokers.

Between 2015 and 2017, the percentage of smokers seriously considering quitting in the next 6 months decreased significantly,64 while there was no significant change in the percentage considering quitting in the next 30 days.65

Between 1999 and 2017, while the percentage of smokers seriously considering quitting in the next 6 months appears to have increased in some years, there was little net change. The pattern over time was similar for the percentage seriously considering quitting in the next 30 days (Figure 6.8).

 See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.


95% confidence intervals for in-text estimates

 a: 47.5 [40.7-54.3]