See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.In 2017, quitter percentages among males (64.0%) and females (61.9%) did not differ significantly.60 However, a greater percentage of males had ever smoked,61 and were current smokers62 (Figure 6.2).  

Since 1999, similar patterns have been observed; while male smoking rates (both current and ever) were higher, similar percentages of both male and female ever-smokers had quit (Figure 6.3; Figure 6.4).

Among males, quitter percentage appears to have risen steadily until 2008, after which there was a slight downturn for a few years before once again increasing (Figure 6.3). Quitter percentage among females appears to have risen fairly steadily since 1999, though the most recent survey years were more variable (Figure 6.4).


See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.