Smoking is a significant public health concern in Canada, with many individuals suffering from smoking-related illnesses. As of 2017, approximately 15% of Canadians were reported, daily smokers. In this article, we will delve into the smoking statistics in Canada, including who smokes and why and what is being done to reduce smoking rates.
According to the Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs Survey, men are more likely to smoke than women and individuals aged 20 to 24 have the highest smoking rates. Additionally, individuals with lower education and income levels are more likely to smoke than those with higher education and income levels.
Fact: As of 2017, about 15% of Canadians were reported to be daily smokers.
Smoking rates in Canada have decreased over the past several years, partly thanks to government initiatives and anti-smoking campaigns. However, smoking remains a significant problem in specific populations, particularly those struggling with addiction or mental health issues.
To address the smoking issue, the Canadian government has implemented various strategies, including increasing taxes on tobacco products, introducing plain packaging for cigarettes, and funding smoking cessation programs. Additionally, some provinces have banned smoking in public places and workplaces, reducing the likelihood of exposure to secondhand smoke.
Smoking remains a significant public health concern in Canada, with approximately 15% of Canadians being daily smokers. Smoking rates are higher in certain populations, such as men, younger individuals, and those with lower education and income levels. To reduce smoking rates, the Canadian government has implemented various initiatives, including increasing taxes on tobacco products and funding smoking cessation programs.
- Statistics Canada
- Canadian Cancer Society