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Cigarette consumption by age

 Average daily cigarette consumption among daily smokers by age, Grades 7-9, 2012-13, and age 15-19, 2013. Grade 7/8 and age 15/16 have been combined due to low numbers. Data source: Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013; Youth Smoking Survey 2012-13. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.Among daily smokers, cigarette consumption appeared to be higher among older students in the Grade 7-9 age group (in 2012-13), but similar across ages for youth aged 15-19 (in 2013) (Figure 8.11).

Among daily smokers aged 15-19, while average daily cigarette consumption (CPD) decreased overall between 1999 and 2013, there has been considerable variation in this trend, including some periods of increase (Figure 8.12). Among smokers in Grades 7-9, daily consumption has remained around 10 cigarettes (roughly between nine and 11) since 1994.

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