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Quit attempts in Grades 6-9

 Youth Smoking Survey, 2012-13. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.Among current smokers in Grades 6-9, seven out of ten (69.8%) had ever tried to quit smoking.

Most smokers who had ever tried to quit had made one to three attempts, with 16% having made four or more attempts (Figure 11.2).

Between 2010-11 and 2012-13, there was no significant change in the percentage of smokers in Grades 6-9 who had ever tried to quit smoking.109 

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. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.