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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. Mar. 11, 2019Provincial data on youth e-cigarette use

    The Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS) team presents the latest data on youth e-cigarette use. Results are available by province and include:

    • Past-30-day use, by sex and by grade
    • Perceived harm of e-cigarette use on a regular basis
    • Order of initiation among those who have tried cigarettes or e-cigarettes....and more

    View provincial fact sheets

  2. Nov. 12, 2018Youth cannabis use factsheets released

    The CSTADS team presents the latest data on cannabis use. Results are available by province and include:

    • Past 12 month cannabis use, by grade and by sex from 2008/09-2016/17
    • Lifetime cannabis use, by grade, 2008/09 and 2016/17
    • Perceived harm of cannabis use by smoking or other method on a regular basis, 2016/17
    • Mode of cannabis use among users, 2016/17… and more!

    View provincial summaries

  3. 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)

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