Usual sources of cigarettes
When smokers were asked where they usually got their cigarettes, nearly nine out of ten purchased them for themselves from a retail source, most often from a small grocery or corner store (Figure 3.3). Only 2.9% of smokers stated their usual source of cigarettes as a First Nations reserve (either on-site or delivery service), and 2.5% cited “other” sources. The remaining 6.8% usually got cigarettes through social sources, most being given them a family member, friend, or someone else.
Figure 3.3 data table with 95% confidence intervals
|Other source||Given by family/ friend/someone else||Buy from friend/ someone else||Buy from First Nations reserve||Buy from another kind of store||Buy from supermarket||Buy from small grocery/convenience store|
|2.5 [1.5-3.4]||6.0 [4.3-7.7]||0.8 [0.4-1.2]||2.9 [1.6-4.2]||4.4 [3.2-5.5]||6.1 [4.4-7.8]||77.4 [74.3-80.5]|
Data Source: Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2015