Canadians smoking less while more young Albertans are lighting up
The number of Canadians who smoke is at it's lowest lever ever recorded.
Just 17 per cent of the country was lighting up in 2010, down from 25 per cent in 1999, which was the highest rate since the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey began 12 years ago.
According to the latest survey, smoking rates have significantly declined in key age groups including teens aged 15 to 17, which fell to 9 per cent.
But in Alberta, the number of regular smokers aged 15-19 jumped from 12 per cent in 2009, to 17 per cent in 2010.