Quit intentions

Quit intentions

In 2017, more than half of smokers aged 15 to 19 (54.7%) were seriously considering quitting in the next 6 months, and the majority (57.5%)a of those were considering doing so in the next 30 days—equivalent to 31.1% of all current smokers (Figure 11.1). Since 2000, the proportion of smokers seriously considering quitting in the next 6 months has been roughly six in ten, although estimates have fluctuated from year to year, ranging from 55% to 70% (Figure 11.1). The proportion seriously considering quitting in the next 30 days has paralleled this variation over time, though at lower levels of roughly thirty to forty per cent.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.


95% confidence intervals for in-text estimates

a: 57.5 [46.1-68.9]