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Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey

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The Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs Survey (CSTADS) is a survey conducted in Grades 7-12 (Secondary I-V in Quebec) every other year. Formerly the Youth Smoking Survey (YSS), CSTADS collects data on youth substance use, and other areas identified by schools as priorities, such as bullying, mental health and how connected students feel to their school. 

CSTADS provides Health Canada, provinces, schools, communities, and parents with timely and reliable data on tobacco, alcohol and drug use in addition to other related issues about Canadian students. School-aged children and youth are generally recognized as most at risk for experimenting with tobacco products, alcohol and drugs. A consistent measure of student substance allows us to examine the factors that influence youth behaviour with respect to tobacco, alcohol and drug use.

 

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