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Tobacco Patterns and Trends

patterns and trends coverThe sixth edition of the Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends report was released in May 2015. This document pulls together existing data to create a “big picture” overview of tobacco use patterns and trends in Canada, with the aim of enabling 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. 

This report uses data from national surveys conducted by Health Canada and Statistics Canada (Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey and the Youth Smoking Survey), primarily between 1999 and 2013, with a focus on the current year.
A special topic supplement on the use of ecigarettes has been included with the report, providing the first national data on e-cigarette use. 

Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends, 2015 Edition, the 100+ figures and tables included in the report, and data tables (including confidence intervals for estimates) are all available for individual download and use in order to enable the extraction of more precise numbers.

Suggested citation: Reid JL, Hammond D, Rynard VL, Burkhalter R. Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends, 2015 Edition. Waterloo, ON: Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo.