Tobacco Use in Canada
Patterns and Trends - 2015 Edition

SMOKING IN THE PROVINCES: ALBERTA

Smoking Prevalence | Cigarette Consumption

Alberta

Smoking Prevalence

In 2013, smoking prevalence in Alberta was 16.0%, above the national average of 14.6%.

Figure 2.6 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Alberta from 1999-2013. Prevalence has declined overall, although progress has slowed. Males had similar or greater prevalence compared to females in most of the years observed.
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Figure 2.7 shows smoking prevalence by age group in Alberta, from 1999-2012. During this time, smoking prevalence decreased substantially in all age groups except those over 45, for whom smoking prevalence remained between 15 and 20% in most years.

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