Reasons for trying to quit smoking among Canadian First Nations adults 2015-2016

This statistic shows the percentage of Canadian First Nations adults that identified as current and ex-smokers that cited select reasons for attempting to quit smoking as of 2015-2016. According to the survey, 65.2 percent of respondents indicated that they wanted to quit after choosing a healthier lifestyle.

Percentage of Canadian First Nations adult smokers that cited select reasons for trying to quit smoking as of 2015-2016

Percentage of respondents
Choosing a healthier lifetsyle65.2%
Greater awareness of ill effects on health22.1%
Health condition22%
Cost21.8%
Out of respect for loved ones20.5%
Pregnancy9.2%
Doctor's orders5.8%
Respect for cultural significance of tobacco5.5%
Peer pressure from friends or co-workers3.7%
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Source

Release date

March 2018

Region

Canada

Survey time period

March 2015 to December 2016

Number of respondents

12,137 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

253 communities

Supplementary notes

Respondents instructed to "mark all that apply".

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