Alberta wants to quit!
- 81% of Alberta smokers have tried to quit in the past
- When asked to rate themselves on a scale with 1 meaning they don’t want to quit, and 10 being they definitely want to be smoke-free, Alberta smoker’s scored an average of 7.4!
- 77% of Alberta smokers are concerned about how smoking will impact their health
- 93% of Alberta smokers believe that quitting is possible!
From the report “Making Quit Happen-Canada’s Challenges to Smoking Cessation”, 2008
Smoking in Alberta
In Alberta, 81% of us are smoke-free, meaning only 19% of Albertans smoke.
Smoking in the NWT
- 41% of residents in NWT smoke, but 59% of the population are smoke free!
- There has been no decline in smoking rates in NWT since 1994
The Northwest Territories Health & Social Services has launched a free, telephone quitline to support residents of NWT who want to quit smoking. Visit their website or call 1-866-286-5099 for information and support on quitting!
Youth and Smoking
- Albertans in their twenties (aged 20-29) have the highest smoking rate in Alberta at 29%1, but 82% of Alberta youth aged 15-19 are non-smokers!1
- More youth smoke in NWT than in any other province.
- Youth across Alberta and NWT are taking a stand against the tobacco industry!
The Lung Association Alberta & NWT’s youth program, BLAST, is a peer-to-peer tobacco prevention program. BLAST engages youth in grades 7-9 and gives them the tools to become advocates in their communities! Check out our BLAST page to find out how you can get involved!
The Northwest Territories Health & Social Services’s Don’t be a butthead is a website designed specifically for school-aged youth in the NWT. Learn about tobacco, read people’s stories, and make the promise to be smoke-free! .
 Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey-Wave 1, 2008
 Government of Northwest Territories Health & Social Services