Tobacco Use in Canada
Patterns and Trends - 2015 Edition

SMOKING IN THE PROVINCES: NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

Smoking Prevalence | Cigarette Consumption

Newfoundland & Labrador

Smoking Prevalence

In 2013, smoking prevalence in Newfoundland & Labrador was 19.5%, well above the national average of 14.6%, and the highest among all provinces.

Figure 2.30 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Newfoundland and Labrador from 1999-2013. Overall prevalence declined fairly steeply and steadily until 2005, and has fluctuated around 20% since. Prevalence was higher among males than females in most years, although the difference varied from year to year. Prevalence was similar among males and females in 2013.

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Figure 2.31 (next page) shows smoking prevalence by age group in Newfoundland & Labrador, from 1999-2013. During this time period, smoking prevalence decreased in all age groups, although only slightly among those over 45. The largest decrease observed was among those aged 15-19, whose smoking rate dropped by more than half.

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