Quitting smoking

Quit intentions

In 2015, six in ten smokers aged 15 to 19 (61.7%) were seriously considering quitting in the next 6 months, and two-thirds (67.5%a) of those were considering doing so in the next 30 days—equivalent to 41.5% of all current smokers (Figure 11.1). Since 2000, the percentage of smokers seriously considering quitting has fluctuated around 60 to 70% (Figure 11.1).

 Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey, 2000-2012; Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013, 2015. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.

95% confidence intervals for in-text estimates

a: 67.5 [53.9-81.2]