Smoking in Newfoundland and Labrador

In 2012, almost 5 million people, representing 16% of the population of Canada 15 years and older, continued to smoke. Based on data contained in the 2012 annual Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS) and the 2007 Youth Smoking Survey, the prevalence of smoking in Newfoundland and Labrador currently stands at 19%.

Currently, in Newfoundland and Labrador:

In addition, according to CTUMS, 23.1% of males aged 15+ in Newfoundland and Labrador are current smokers while 16.5% of females aged 15+ are current smokers. You can find the 2012 Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS) results here.

Smoking doesn't just cost the smoker – it costs employers too!
According to "Up In Smoke" by the Conference Board of Canada, smoking costs both the smoker and their employers a lot of money each year. A pack a day smoker can spend up to $3500 a year on their addiction while employers can pay up to $4000 per smoking employee each year.