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Quit success by age


 Percentage of smokers and recent quitters* who attempted to quit in the past 12 months, and were abstinent for at least one month at the time of survey, by age group, 2013. *Includes current smokers and former smokers who had quit in the past 12 months. **Data for age group 15-19 is not reportable due to low numbers in the numerator and/or denominator. Data source: Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.In 2013, smoking abstinence rates among those who attempted to quit in the past 12 months did not differ significantly by age group,62 although abstinence rates at the time of survey appeared to increase somewhat with age (Figure 6.22).

Over time, quit success within each age group has been highly variable, and no clear patterns by age have emerged (Figure 6.23). The large increases observed in some years (e.g., 2010 to 2011 for age 15-19, and 2011 to 2012 for age 45+) may reflect high variability due to smaller sample sizes for this measure, rather than actual trends.

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