Bar chart showing average daily cigarette consumption by age, grades 7 to 9, from 2018 to 2019. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.As shown in Figure 7.11, cigarette consumption among daily smokers appeared to be lower among students in grades 7 and 8 than in grade 9 in 2018-19.

Among daily smokers aged 15-19, cigarette consumption was not reportable in 2019 or 2020, but historical data between 1999 and 2017 is shown below. During this time, there appeared to be a net decrease in average daily cigarette consumption, but there has been considerable variation rather than a smooth downward trend, including some periods of increase (Figure 7.12).

Among smokers in grades 7-9, between 1994 and 2018-19, daily consumption varied by survey year, but remained between approximately 8 and 11 cigarettes (Figure 7.12).

Bar chart showing average daily cigarette consumption by age group, grades 7 to 9 and age 15 to 19, from 1994 to 2018-19. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.