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Cigarette consumption by age

 Average daily cigarette consumption* by age, Grades 7-9, 2014-15, and age 15-19, 2015. *Among daily smokers. **Grade 7/8/9 and age 15/16/17/18 combined due to low numbers. ! Estimate suppressed due to unacceptable quality. Data sources: Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2015; Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2014-15. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.Among daily smokers, cigarette consumption appeared to be similar among students in grades 7/8 and grade 9 (in 2014-15), but somewhat higher among youth aged 15-19 (in 2015) (Figure 8.9).

Among daily smokers aged 15-19, between 1999 and 2015, average daily cigarette consumption decreased overall, but there has been considerable variation in this downward trend, including some periods of increase (Figure 8.10).

Among smokers in grades 7-9, daily consumption has remained roughly between 9 and 11 since 1994 (Figure 8.10).

 Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey, 1999-2012; Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013, 2015; Youth Smoking Survey, 1994, 2002, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13; Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2014-15. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.