Table 2.1 Cigarette smoking status, 2003 to 2016

Aged 16 and over 2003 - 2016
Cigarette smoking status 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
% % % % % % % % % %
Men
Current cigarette smokera 29 27 25 26 24 25 23 23 22 23
Ex-regular cigarette smoker 24 24 24 24 23 23 25 23 27 25
Never regular cigarette smoker / never smoked at all 47 49 51 50 52 52 51 54 51 52
Mean per current smoker per day 15.9 15.7 15.4 14.8 14.3 14.7 13.5 13.5 13.9 13.7
Standard error of the mean 0.33 0.46 0.41 0.43 0.35 0.48 0.49 0.49 0.45 0.67
Women
Current cigarette smokera 28 25 25 25 22 24 20 21 20 20
Ex-regular cigarette smoker 20 22 20 21 20 21 23 23 23 23
Never regular cigarette smoker / never smoked at all 53 53 55 54 57 55 57 56 57 58
Mean per current smoker per day 14.7 13.7 13.4 13.1 13.3 12.4 12.4 13.0 11.3 11.7
Standard error of the mean 0.27 0.31 0.27 0.27 0.30 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.37 0.38
All adults
Current cigarette smokera 28 26 25 25 23 25 21 22 21 21
Ex-regular cigarette smoker 22 23 22 23 22 22 24 23 25 24
Never regular cigarette smoker / never smoked at all 50 51 53 52 55 54 54 55 54 55
Mean per current smoker per day 15.3 14.7 14.4 13.9 13.8 13.5 13.0 13.2 12.6 12.7
Standard error of the mean 0.24 0.28 0.26 0.26 0.26 0.34 0.34 0.34 0.31 0.39

Continued…

Table 2.1 - Continued
Aged 16 and over 2003 to 2016
Cigarette smoking status 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Bases (weighted):
Men 3819 3066 3560 3422 3581 2292 2330 2207 2374 2054
Women 4267 3348 3905 3750 3906 2489 2534 2416 2580 2227
All adults 8086 6413 7465 7173 7487 4780 4864 4623 4954 4281
Bases (unweighted):
Men 3582 2829 3265 3092 3263 2119 2131 2057 2228 1882
Women 4514 3600 4227 4109 4243 2677 2746 2585 2740 2416
All adults 8096 6429 7492 7201 7506 4796 4877 4642 4968 4298

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


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