Tobacco Use in Canada
Patterns and Trends - 2015 Edition

SMOKING IN THE PROVINCES: PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Smoking Prevalence | Cigarette Consumption

Prince Edward Island

Smoking Prevalence

In 2013, smoking prevalence in Prince Edward Island was 17.3%, above the national average of 14.6%.

Figure 2.27 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Prince Edward Island from 1999-2013. Prevalence appeared to decrease slowly but steadily until 2010, fluctuating around that level since. Throughout this time period, prevalence was consistently higher among males than females.

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Figure 2.28 (next page) shows smoking prevalence by age group in Prince Edward Island, from 1999-2013. During this time period, smoking prevalence decreased in all age groups. The largest decrease observed was among those aged 15-19, whose smoking rate dropped to less than half of the 1999 level. Prevalence estimates appeared to increase in 2013 within most age groups, but it is not clear whether this is just fluctuation or the beginning of a trend.

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