See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.In 2017, there was significant variation by age group in the percentage of smokers considering quitting in the next 30 days,68 but not in the next 6 months69 (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 proportion generally held across age groups.

Over time, although no clear patterns emerged among younger smokers, the percentage of smokers over 45 seriously considering quitting in the next 6 months appeared to increase with time (Figure 6.12).

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.