Tobacco Use in Canada
Patterns and Trends - 2015 Edition

quitting smoking: quitter percentage

By Sex | By Age

Quitter Percentage by Sex

In 2013, males and females had similar quitter percentages(47), at 64.4% and 63.2%, respectively. However, a greater percentage of males had ever smoked(48), and were current smokers(49)(Figure 6.2).

Since 1999, similar patterns have been observed; while male smoking rates (both current and ever) were higher, similar percentages of both male and female ever-smokers had quit(Figure 6.3; Figure 6.4).

Quitter percentages among both males and females rose steadily between 1999 and 2005, after which point they changed very little, although the most recent year may signal a slight increase (Figure 6.3; Figure 6.4).