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Tobacco Control - Research & Statistics

What’s happening in Nova Scotia?

Smoking Prevalence 1999 to 2006

Year Age 15+ Age 15 to 19 Age 20 to 24 Age 15 to 24 Age 25+
1999 29 30 37 33 28
2000 30 25 37 31 30
2001 25 27 31 29 24
2002 25 20 34 27 25
2003 22 18 35 27 21
2004 20 20 33 26 19
2005 21 13 27 20 21
2006 22 15 33 24 21


Daily Consumption of Cigarettes

Year Overall 15 to 19 20 to 24
2006 16.4 cigarettes 12.6 cigarettes 14.3 cigarettes
2005 15.5 12.3 13.9
2004 14.9 13.6 14.4
2003 15.1 12.8 13.9
2002 17.4 x x
2001 17.1 14.3 13.6
2000 17.7 12.9 14.3
1999 18.0 13.0 17.0


Children’s Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke

Year Age 0 to 11 12-17 0-17
2006 10.5 % 18.0 % 13.7 %
2005 13 22 17
2004 13 22 17
2003 16 23 19
2002 21 24 22
2001 22 31 25
2000 28 34 30


Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey

Costs of Tobacco Use Report, 2007

Renewing Tobacco Control and the 2006 Summit

Evaluation of the Comprehensive Tobacco Control Strategy