Tobacco Use in Canada
Patterns and Trends - 2015 Edition


Grade 6-9
| Age 15-19

Quit attempts among students in grades 6-9

Among current smokers in grades 6-9, seven out of ten (69.8%) had ever tried to quit smoking.

Most smokers who had ever tried to quit had made one to three attempts, with 16% having made four or more attempts (Figure 11.2).

Between 2010-11 and 2012-13, there was no significant change in the percentage of smokers in grades 6-9 who had ever tried to quit smoking(109).

The percentage of current smokers who had ever attempted to quit has remained fairly stable over time at around two-thirds, although there was slight variation from wave to wave (Figure 11.3).