Tobacco Use in Canada
Patterns and Trends - 2015 Edition

SMOKING IN THE PROVINCES: NEW BRUNSWICK

Smoking Prevalence | Cigarette Consumption

New Brunswick

Smoking Prevalence

In 2013, smoking prevalence in New Brunswick was 19.6%, well above the national average of 14.6%.

Figure 2.21 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in New Brunswick from 1999-2013. During this time, although prevalence fluctuated, it appears to have decreased overall. Prevalence was greater among males than females in all years, although there was some variation from year to year in the magnitude of this difference.

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Figure 2.22 (next page) shows smoking prevalence by age group in New Brunswick, from 1999-2013. During this time period, smoking prevalence decreased in all age groups; the largest decrease was among those aged 15-19, whose smoking rate was halved. Smoking estimates among all other groups appear to have increased in 2013, although it is not clear whether this is yearly fluctuation or the beginning of an upward trend.

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