Seniors and smoking

Smoking is not common among seniors. In fact, seniors are the least likely of any adult demographic in Canada to smoke. However, 11% of men and 9% of women over the age of 65 still report using tobacco daily or occasionally, which means that smoking is still cause for concern among doctors and other health-care professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Benefits of quitting

It is never too late to quit smoking. Within days of quitting, it becomes easier to breathe, and a person's sense of taste and smell will improve. Non-smokers recover to surgeries and fall-related injuries faster than smokers. And long-term smokers will actually see short-term health benefits faster than those who have only been smoking for a short time.