The factsheets provide an overview of findings on various topics addressed in the Canadian Tobacco Usage Monitoring Survey (CTUMS) questionnaires and include trends in smoking.
According to the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS), 21% of Canadians (about 5.3 million) aged 15 and over were current smokers in 2003. The following Factsheets offer a short analysis and description of smoking in Canada and the individual Provinces using annual 2003 data from CTUMS.
The prevalence of smoking continues to decline in Canada. This information along with details on number of cigarettes smoked per day, use of "light' and "mild" cigarettes, helping smokers quit and exposure to second-hand-smoke are included in:
In 2001, 57% of adults who had ever smoked reported that they had quit. Former smokers stated that their main reason for quitting was 'concerns about their own health'. These results and more can be viewed in:
You are not the only one smoking this cigarette: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS, also known as second-hand smoke), along with updated estimates of smoking prevalence and amount smoked, highlights of other findings on smoking behaviour, nicotine dependence, and readiness to quit smoking.
Trends in Smoking: How many smokers are there in Canada? Who is most likely to smoke? Who is trying to quit? How dependent are smokers? Smoking patterns among youth and young adults.
Summary of results for first half of 1999