Prevalence among Grades 7-9 

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.Smoking prevalence among students in grades 7-9 varied significantly by province in 2016-1794 (Figure 8.7).

Prevalence estimates for several provinces are not reported for 2016-17, due to unacceptable quality or non-participation.

In the decade from 1994 to 2004-05, smoking declined substantially in all provinces; although small increases were observed in some provinces in the waves that followed, prevalence appears to have decreased to 2004-05 levels or lower in most provinces in recent waves (Table 8.1).

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

 Download table 8.1 current smoking prevalence* by province, grades 7-9, 1994-2016-17 (.xlsx)


Prevalence among youth aged 15-19

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.Among youth aged 15-19, smoking prevalence varied significantly by province in 2017,95 ranging from 5.8% in New Brunswick to 21.9% in Saskatchewan (Figure 8.8).

Between 1999 and 2017, smoking prevalence among youth decreased by more than two-thirds in Canada, as well as in many provinces (Table 8.2). In some provinces (such as Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and PEI), there was little change, and even some increases, in the most recent survey wave.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

Download table 8.2 current smoking prevalence* by province, age 15-19, 1999-2017 (.xlsx)