THIS SITE

Quit attempts

Quit attempts among students in Grades 6-9

 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2014-15. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.

Among current smokers in grades 6-9, nearly seven out of ten (68.1%a) had ever tried to quit smoking.

Most smokers who had ever tried to quit had made one to three attempts, with 18% having made four or more attempts (Figure 11.2).

Between 2012-13 and 2014-15, there was no significant change in the percentage of smokers in grades 6-9 who had ever tried to quit smoking.108

The percentage of current smokers who had ever attempted to quit has remained fairly stable over time at around two-thirds, although there was slight variation from wave to wave (Figure 11.3).


  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.


95% confidence intervals for in-text estimates

a: 68.1 [56.0-80.1]