Quit success (point abstinence)

In 2015, of all respondents who had tried to quit for at least 24 hours in the past year (i.e., 52.3%a of smokers and recent quitters), 13.3% were still quit at the time they were surveyed. This represents no significant change in quit success from 2013.60

While comparison from 1999 to 2015 is not possible due to changes in question coverage and availability of data,* since 2004, quit success appears to have remained around 10-13%, with some year-by-year fluctuation (Figure 6.19).

 Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey, 2004-2012; Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013, 2015. See data table with 95% confidence interval below.

95% confidence intervals for in-text estimates 

a: 52.3 [48.1-56.5]