Table 2 
Percentage of Canadians aged 15 and older by smoking status, by age group or gender, 2021, Canada, excluding the territories 

Percentage of Canadians aged 15 and older by smoking status, by age group or gender, 2021, Canada, excluding the territories
  estimate % lower limit of confidence2 interval (95%) upper limit of confidence2 interval (95%)
Current Smoking3      
Total 10.3 9.5 11.1
Gender      
Male1 11.8 10.6 13.2
Female 8.7* 7.7 9.9
Age group      
15 to 19 years 3.5* 2.7 4.5
20 to 24 years1 10.0 8.7 11.4
25 years and older 10.8 9.9 11.8
Former Smoking4      
Total 22.4 21.3 23.5
Gender      
Male1 23.1 21.5 24.8
Female 21.7 20.2 23.2
Age group      
15 to 19 years 1.0* 0.6 1.5
20 to 24 years1 6.2 5.2 7.5
25 years and older 25.5* 24.2 26.8
Never Smoking5      
Total 67.3 66.1 68.6
Gender      
Male1 65.0 63.1 66.9
Female 69.6* 67.9 71.2
Age group      
15 to 19 years 95.5* 94.4 96.4
20 to 24 years1 83.8 82.1 85.3
25 years and older 63.7* 62.3 65.1
*
significantly different from reference category (p < 0.05)
Source(s):
Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021 (5305).
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