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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. June 12, 20182016-17 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey released

    Timely and reliable data are critical to developing evidence-based policies and programs that will help Canadians reduce the risks of substance use. Today, Health Canada published the results of the 2016-2017 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS)

  2. Sep. 18, 2017Vaping associated with risk of smoking cigarettes among teens

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

  3. 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.

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