Tobacco Use in Canada
Patterns and Trends - 2015 Edition


By Sex
| By Age | By Education Level

Smoking Prevalence by Sex

In 2013, 16.0% of males (2.3 million) and 13.3% of females (1.9 million) were current smokers (Figure 1.4). This represents a statistically significant difference(6) in overall prevalence between the sexes.

Non-daily smoking(7) was significantly more prevalent among males than females, while daily smoking(8) was not significantly different.

Between 2012 and 2013, although estimates of overall prevalence decreased among both males(9) and females,(10) neither difference was statistically significant.

Smoking rates were higher among males than females in all years from 1999 to 2013 (Figure 1.5).