patterns and trends cover image; large stack of cigarettes.The seventh edition of the Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends report was released in May 2017. This report 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.

A special topic supplement on the use of cannabis has been included with the report, focusing on use among youth.

The 2017 report, along with the 140+ figures and tables and data tables (including confidence intervals for estimates), are available for individual download and use in order to enable the extraction of precise numbers.

Suggested citation: Reid JL, Hammond D, Rynard VL, Madill CL, Burkhalter R. Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends, 2017 Edition. Waterloo, ON: Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo.