Table 5.1 Cigarette smoking status, 1995 to 2015

Aged 16 and over 1995 to 2015
Cigarette smoking status 1995 1998 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
  % % % % % % % % % % %
Men
Current cigarette smoker a
16-64 34 36 32 29 28 29 27 28 25 25 24
16+ n/a n/a 29 27 25 26 24 25 23 23 22
Ex-regular cigarette smoker
16-64 18 18 19 19 19 18 18 17 20 18 22
16+ n/a n/a 24 24 24 24 23 23 25 23 27
Never regular cigarette smoker/ never smoked at all
16-64 49 46 49 51 53 53 55 55 55 57 54
16+ n/a n/a 47 49 51 50 52 52 51 54 51
Mean per current smoker per day
16-64 18.1 17.6 15.9 15.6 15.2 14.6 14.2 14.7 13.1 13.1 13.6
16+ n/a n/a 15.9 15.7 15.4 14.8 14.3 14.7 13.5 13.5 13.9
Standard error of the mean
16-64 0.31 0.29 0.35 0.49 0.44 0.46 0.38 0.52 0.51 0.52 0.46
16+ n/a n/a 0.33 0.46 0.41 0.43 0.35 0.48 0.49 0.49 0.45
Women
Current cigarette smoker a
16-64 36 33 31 28 27 28 26 26 22 23 23
16+ n/a n/a 28 25 25 25 22 24 20 21 20
Ex-regular cigarette smoker
16-64 16 16 17 19 17 19 17 18 21 19 20
16+ n/a n/a 20 22 20 21 20 21 23 23 23
Never regular cigarette smoker / never smoked at all
16-64 49 51 52 53 56 54 58 56 57 57 57
16+ n/a n/a 53 53 55 54 57 55 57 56 57
Mean per current smoker per day
16-64 15.4 15.2 14.8 13.6 13.5 13.3 13.2 12.3 12.2 13.1 11.1
16+ n/a n/a 14.7 13.7 13.4 13.1 13.3 12.4 12.4 13.0 11.3
Standard error of the mean
16-64 0.21 0.24 0.29 0.33 0.30 0.29 0.33 0.43 0.43 0.43 0.40
16+ n/a n/a 0.27 0.31 0.27 0.27 0.30 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.37
All adults
Current cigarette smoker a
16-64 35 35 31 29 28 28 26 27 24 24 23
16+ n/a n/a 28 26 25 25 23 25 21 22 21
Ex-regular cigarette smoker
16-64 17 17 18 19 18 18 17 17 20 19 21
16+ n/a n/a 22 23 22 23 22 22 24 23 25
Never regular cigarette smoker / never smoked at all
16-64 49 48 51 52 54 54 57 55 56 57 55
16+ n/a n/a 50 51 53 52 55 54 54 55 54
Mean per current smoker per day
16-64 16.7 16.4 15.3 14.6 14.3 13.9 13.7 13.5 12.7 13.1 12.3
16+ n/a n/a 15.3 14.7 14.4 13.9 13.8 13.5 13.0 13.2 12.6
Standard error of the mean
16-64 0.19 0.19 0.26 0.31 0.29 0.28 0.28 0.36 0.35 0.37 0.32
16+ n/a n/a 0.24 0.28 0.26 0.26 0.26 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.31
Bases (weighted):
Men 16-64 3901 3937 3156 2520 2916 2795 2926 1868 1882 1769 1895
Men 16+ n/a n/a 3819 3066 3560 3422 3581 2292 2330 2207 2374
Women 16-64 3994 3966 3307 2618 3047 2925 3045 1939 1968 1869 1986
Women 16+ n/a n/a 4267 3348 3905 3750 3906 2489 2534 2416 2580
All adults 16-64 7895 7903 6463 5138 5962 5720 5971 3807 3850 3639 3881
All adults 16+ n/a n/a 8086 6413 7465 7173 7487 4780 4864 4623 4954
Bases (unweighted):
Men 16-64 3523 3356 2749 2072 2387 2273 2409 1510 1596 1469 1549
Men 16+ n/a n/a 3582 2829 3265 3092 3263 2119 2131 2057 2228
Women 16-64 4406 4194 3442 2679 3198 3067 3162 1963 2068 1853 1918
Women 16+ n/a n/a 4514 3600 4227 4109 4243 2677 2746 2585 2740
All adults 16-64 7929 7550 6191 4751 5585 5340 5571 3473 3664 3322 3467
All adults 16+ n/a n/a 8096 6429 7492 7201 7506 4796 4877 4642 4968

a Current cigarette smoker excludes those who reported only smoking cigars or pipes


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