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About Tobacco Use in Canada

This report is part of a series of annual reports on tobacco use in Canada. It was developed by the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo. 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 since 1999, with a focus on the most current data available. 

How to use this site

This site contains selected content and  figures from each section of the 2015 print report with accompanying data tables with 95% confidence intervals to enable the extraction of more precise numbers.

You can find the data tables below the figures on each page and may copy them to Excel. In cases where tables are too large to host on the page, a link to download the Excel file will appear below the corresponding figure.

Use the menu on the left to navigate the three main sections of the report: adult tobacco use, quitting smoking, and youth tobacco use.

You can download PDF versions of the most recent editions or contact us to request a free copy of a previous report (2009-2014).

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.


This report was prepared by Jessica Reid, MSc, and David Hammond, PhD. Data analysis was completed by Vicki Rynard, MSc, and Robin Burkhalter, MMath, using datasets made available by Statistics Canada and Health Canada.  Statistical guidance was provided by K. Stephen Brown, PhD, of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo.

This research is funded by the Canadian Cancer Society (grant #2011-701019).