The Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS), formerly the Youth Smoking Survey (YSS), is a biennial survey administered to students in grades 7-12 across Canada. CSTADS is implemented with the cooperation, support and funding of Health Canada.

CSTADS collects data on topics such as:

  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol use
  • Drug use
  • Bullying
  • School connectedness
  • Mental health
CSTADS will provide Health Canada, provinces, schools, communities, and parents with timely and reliable data on tobacco, alcohol and drug use as well as other issues that relate to Canadian students.
  1. Sep. 18, 2017Vaping doubles risk of smoking cigarettes for teens

    Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

  2. June 22, 2017High school students who smoke cigarettes more likely to also use e-cigarettes

    Across Canada 18 per cent of high school students report using e-cigarettes at least once in their lifetime, and 6 per cent report use in the past 30-days. This from a recently published study from the 2014/2015 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey.

  3. May 17, 2017A third of high school students ride with drivers who have been drinking

    One in three high school students reports riding with a driver who has been drinking, while nearly one in five was in a car where the driver had consumed marijuana, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

    Researchers at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at Waterloo found that 35 per cent of students in Grades 9 to 12 reported riding in cars with drivers who consumed at least one drink within the previous hour. Close to 20 per cent rode in cars with a driver who used marijuana in the previous two hours.

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