A recent survey concludes that Canada has reached its lowest smoking rate of 17% in 2010. This lowest figure has been confirmed by the annual results of the 2010 Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS).
The minister of Health, Leona Aglukkaq reportedly said: “The numbers announced today are encouraging, as they show more Canadians are making the healthy choice when it comes to smoking. I am particularly encouraged by the numbers when it comes to youth.”
Moreover, the study shows that smoking rates have considerably fallen for certain age groups. For example, smoking among mid-teens between 15 and 17 years of age dropped down to 9%, which is the lowest recorded rate in an age group mostly considered as predominant in the war against smoking.
Last year, the Canadian administration clamped down Tobacco advertising aimed at Youth Act as a reaction to a boost in tiny cigar smoking among youth. The CTUMS 2010 ascertains that the teenagers between 15 and 19 years of age who allegedly smoke little cigars in the last month is 6%, a statistically noteworthy drop off from the rate of 8% stated in 2009.
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