Quit attempts among students in Grades 7-9

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.Among current smokers in grades 7-9, three-quarters (74.0%)a had ever tried to quit smoking.

Most smokers who had ever tried to quit had made one to three attempts, with 8% having made four or more attempts (Figure 11.2).

Between 2014-15 and 2016-17, there was no significant change in the percentage of smokers in grades 7-9 who had ever tried to quit smoking.120

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).


 See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.


95% confidence intervals for in-text estimates

a: 74.0 [66.5-81.4]