New edition of Tobacco Use Patterns and Trends report available

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The second annual Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends report has been released, updating the previous edition with current data, including the 2008-09 Youth Smoking Survey (YSS) and the 2009 wave of the ​Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS). The report pulls together existing data to create a “big picture” overview of tobacco use patterns and trends in Canada. The aim is to enable those responsible for tobacco control policies, programs, advocacy, research, evaluation and surveillance to assess progress and to update action plans, based on the best possible evidence about tobacco use in our country.

Tobacco use continues to be a leading preventable cause of death, with a substantial social and economic impact on the Canadian population. The report uses data from national surveys conducted by Health Canada and Statistics Canada to summarize the main patterns and trends in tobacco use in Canada, primarily between 1999 and 2009, with a focus on the current year. 

To access an electronic version of the report, as well as the 100+ figures and tables included in the report (available for individual download and use), and data tables for each (including confidence intervals for estimates), please visit

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