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Smoking in Canada: Understanding the Statistics

This statistic suggests that, as of 2017, a significant proportion of Canadians were still smoking daily, with approximately 15% of the population being daily smokers. Smoking is a known risk factor for several severe health conditions, including lung cancer, heart disease, and respiratory ailments. While smoking has declined over the years, it is important to continue working toward reducing the prevalence of smoking in Canada and promoting healthy lifestyle choices. This may involve policies and educational initiatives aimed at discouraging smoking, encouraging smoking cessation, and providing support and resources for those looking to quit. This statistic highlights the ongoing need for public health efforts to address smoking and its related health risks.