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Quit intentions by age

 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2015. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.In 2015, there was significant variation by age group in the percentage of smokers considering quitting in the next 30 days,55 but not in the next 6 months56 (Figure 6.11). Of those seriously considering quitting in the next 6 months, roughly half were also considering quitting in the next 30 days: this decreased with age from two-thirds of youth to 40% in the oldest age group.

Over time, although no clear patterns emerged among younger smokers, the percentage of smokers over 35 seriously considering quitting in the next 6 months appeared to increase with time, particularly among the oldest age group (Figure 6.12).

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