Tobacco Use in Canada
Patterns and Trends - 2015 Edition


By Sex
| By Age | By Education Level

Cigarette Consumption by Age

In 2013, average daily cigarette consumption varied significantly between age groups(18). Consumption was lowest among the youngest smokers, at just over 9 cigarettes per day (CPD) for smokers aged 15-19, and appeared to increase with age to more than 15 CPD for smokers aged 55 and older (Figure 1.9).

The same general pattern of increasing consumption with age (and often a slight drop after 55) held for most years between 1999 and 2013, although with some variation (Figure 1.10). Between 1999 and 2013, average daily cigarette consumption appears to have decreased overall in all age groups.