Thursday, June 22, 2017

High 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.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A 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.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

In Brief reports highlight issues provinces can tackle for youth health

Propel has released three provincial reports highlighting recent data for student tobacco, e-cigarette, alcohol and cannabis use.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Canadian teens are smoking less tobacco, but marijuana popular

The rate of school students who smoke cigarettes has dropped to 3 per cent, but 17 per cent say they smoke pot, according to a new survey.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

School kids smoking less but experimenting more with synthetic drugs: Health Canada

There is a mixture of good and bad news in the latest data released by Health Canada on rates of smoking, drinking and drug use among school-aged kids.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Smoking & Drug Use Among Students on the Decline

A recent Government survey on tobacco, alcohol and drug use among students suggests smoking among youth is on the decline.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

E-cigarettes 'may be a gateway for kids that might not otherwise be smoking

More than a quarter of Canadian students in grades 10 to 12 say they have tried e-cigarettes, according to a new report.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Research finds youth smoking rates dropping but remain unacceptably high

The Canadian Cancer Society is encouraged by new national survey results released today showing a drop in youth smoking rates in Canada.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Government survey on tobacco, alcohol and drug use among students released today

Healthy children and youth are the key to a healthy future, and research and data are critical to informing the development of policies that can improve Canada's health.

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