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Quit attempts among youth age 15-19

 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2015. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.Among current smokers aged 15-19, three-quarters (74.2%a) had ever made a quit attempt.

The majority (65.0%b) of current smokers and recent quitters aged 15-19 had made a quit attempt lasting at least 24 hours in the past 12 months: four out of ten had made one to three attempts in the past 12 months, while nearly a quarter had made four or more attempts (Figure 11.4).

Between 2013 and 2015, there was no significant difference in the percentage of smokers aged 15-19 who had tried to quit smoking in the past 12 months.109 Since 1999, the percentage of smokers and recent quitters who had attempted to quit in the past 12 months has remained approximately stable, with some year-to-year fluctuation (Figure 11.5).


  Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey, 1999-2012; Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013, 2015. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.


95% confidence intervals for in-text estimates

a: 74.2 [65.0-83.5] 
b: 65.0 [54.6-75.4]