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Quit success (point abstinence)

In 2013, of all respondents who had tried to quit for at least 24 hours in the past year (49.6% of smokers), 11.1% were still quit at the time they were surveyed. This represents no significant change in quit success since 2012.60

While comparison from 1999 to 2013 is not possible due to changes in question coverage and availability of data*, since 2004, quit success appears to have remained near 10-12%, with some year-by-year fluctuation (Figure 6.19).

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