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During the past 11 years 1999-2009, CTUMS has reported a decline in the overall current smoking rate among Canadians aged 15 years and older from 25% in 1999 to 18% in 2009. The population aged 15 years and older increased by about 3.1 million Canadians, the number of current smokers has decreased by 1.3 million, former smokers increased by 1.3 million and never smokers increased by 3.4 million. Overall, we saw the population increase by about 14% while ever smokers (current and former combined) did not change.
Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.
1985/91 - General Social Survey Supplement
1994 (May) - Survey on Smoking in Canada (SOSIC)
1994/95, 96/97, 98/99 - National Population Health Survey (public use files, hence numbers may differ slightly from published Highlight reports)
1999-2009 - Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey, Annual Results