Tobacco Use in Canada
Patterns and Trends - 2015 Edition

quitting smoking: QUIT SUCCESS

By Sex
| By Age

Quit Success by Age

In 2013, smoking abstinence rates among those who attempted to quit in the past 12 months did not differ significantly by age group(62), although abstinence rates at the time of survey appeared to increase somewhat with age (Figure 6.22).

Over time, quit success within each age group has been highly variable, and no clear patterns by age have emerged (Figure 6.23). The large increases observed in some years (e.g., 2010 to 2011 for age 15-19, and 2011 to 2012 for age 45+) may reflect high variability due to smaller sample sizes for this measure, rather than actual trends.