Quitter percentage by age

 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2015. See data tables below with 95% confidence intervals.Quitter percentage varied significantly by age group,50 increasing dramatically with increasing age, as expected given that older smokers have had more years to become former smokers. In 2015, while one in seven ever-smokers aged 15-19 were former smokers when surveyed, more than three-quarters of ever-smokers aged 45 and older had quit (Figure 6.5).

The same pattern of increasing quitter percentage with age was observed in all years since 1999 (Figure 6.6). Between 1999 and 2015, quitter percentages appear to have generally increased among smokers over age 25. Quitter percentages were lower and more variable among younger smokers.

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