The table below contains more information regarding the indicator.
Prevalence of cigarette smoking
By 2035, less than 5% of Canadians (aged 15+) are cigarette smokers
This indicator measures the percentage of Canadians who are current cigarette smokers.
Canada (excluding territories) and provinces
|Unit of measurement||
Total number of smokers (occassional and daily) aged 12 years old and over divided by total population aged 12 years old and over.
|Comments and limitations||
Due to data availability, the indicator currently only measures the proportion of Canadians aged 12 years old and over who are cigarette smokers as opposed to ones aged 15 years old and over. The indicator does not take into account the number of cigarettes smoked.