Susceptibility to smoking by grade

Susceptibility to smoking among never-smoking students in grades 7-9 did not change significantly between 2014-15 and 2016-1783 (Note: comparisons with the earliest survey years are not possible due to question changes). In most survey years since 1994, the percentage of never-smokers who were susceptible to smoking was lower among the youngest students: for example, in 2016-17, 28.4% of students in grade 7 were susceptible, compared to 35.8% of grade 8 and 38.0% of grade 9 students (Figure 7.5). Susceptibility among grade 8 and grade 9 students was similar in most survey years.

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.