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Other tobacco use

 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2015. See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

Cigarillos (little cigars) were the most popular tobacco product other than cigarettes, with 1.8% of Canadians reporting use in the past 30 days (Figure 4.1). Cigar use was reported by 1.2% of respondents. Waterpipe (also called hookah or shisha) use was reported by 0.7%. Pipe and chewing tobacco/snuff were less common, used by 0.5% and 0.4% of respondents, respectively (Figure 4.1).

Use of cigars/cigarillos appears to have increased through the 2000s until a peak around 2008, after which prevalence has generally declined. Use of chewing tobacco/ snuff and pipe smoking have both remained fairly low and stable over time; waterpipe use was also fairly low and stable, although measured only recently (Figure 4.2).


 Prevalence of use in the past 30 days for various tobacco products, 1999-2015. *Prior to 2007, cigars and cigarillos were grouped together in a single questionnaire item; from 2007-2015 they were asked two separate items and combined in the analysis. ** In 2000, chewing tobacco and pinch/snuff were asked as separate questionnaire items and combined in the analysis; in 2003-2015 they were grouped together in a single item. Data sources: Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey, 1999-2012; Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013, 2015. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.