Table 4.2: Cigarette smoking status, 2018, by age and sex

Base: Aged 16 and over 2018
Cigarette smoking status Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men Never smoked or used to smoke cigarettes occasionally 74 61 56 54 53 50 53 57
Used to smoke cigarettes regularly 2 16 16 23 28 37 39 22
Current cigarette smokera 24 23 28 23 19 13 8 21
Mean 8.7 10.0 12.0 14.2 16.0 19.3 12.9 12.7
SE of the mean 1.32 1.28 0.84 1.21 1.07 1.38 1.64 0.51
Women Never smoked or used to smoke cigarettes occasionally 84 62 61 55 58 56 61 62
Used to smoke cigarettes regularly 3 15 20 23 28 32 30 22
Current cigarette smokera 13 24 19 22 14 12 9 17
Mean 6.0 8.8 10.1 12.5 12.4 13.2 13.6 10.8
SE of the mean 0.80 0.64 0.82 0.86 0.74 1.04 1.83 0.38
All adults Never smoked or used to smoke cigarettes occasionally 79 61 58 55 56 53 57 59
Used to smoke cigarettes regularly 3 15 18 23 28 34 34 22
Current cigarette smokera 19 23 24 22 16 13 9 19
Mean 7.8 9.4 11.2 13.3 14.4 16.2 13.3 11.8
SE of the mean 0.96 0.72 0.67 0.75 0.71 0.93 1.33 0.34
Unweighted bases Men 150 226 278 371 370 390 264 2049
Women 195 361 406 469 490 468 324 2713
All adults 345 587 684 840 860 858 588 4762
Weighted bases Men 293 384 349 409 370 290 191 2286
Women 285 400 365 441 394 320 265 2470
All adults 578 784 714 850 765 609 456 4756

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


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