Tobacco Use in Canada
Patterns and Trends - 2015 Edition

SMOKING IN THE PROVINCES: QUEBEC

Smoking Prevalence | Cigarette Consumption

Quebec

Smoking Prevalence

In 2013, smoking prevalence in Quebec was 17.1%, above the national average of 14.6%.

Figure 2.18 (below) shows smoking prevalence, overall and by sex, in Quebec from 1999-2013. During this time, prevalence appeared to decline fairly steadily, and more steeply than in other provinces, although recent years have seen less progress. Prevalence was similar among males and females in many years, although males had higher smoking rates in some instances, particularly in recent years.

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Figure 2.19 (next page) shows smoking prevalence by age group in Quebec, from 1999-2013. Smoking prevalence decreased in all age groups during this time; most notably, prevalence among 15- to 19-year-olds and 20- to 24-year olds decreased by more than half.

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