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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 6-12 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

Information for Schools

Information for Parents

Information for Researchers

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What is involved in participating in CSTADS? Why should my child participate in CSTADS? Where can I find results from CSTADS?

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