Figure 13.5.1: Youth who have completely abstained from smoking cigarettes in their lifetime
Percent of population (age 12–17), Middlesex-London, Ontario and Peer Group, 2015/16
Over 98% of the youth population between the ages of 12–17 reported completely abstaining from cigarettes in their lifetime. The percent in Middlesex-London was higher compared to Ontario (94.5%), but the difference was not statistically significant. Due to small sample sizes, socioeconomic factors such as income and education could not be examined for youth abstinence.