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Other tobacco use by age

 Prevalence of use in the past 30 days for various tobacco products, by age group, 2013. *Age group over 25 have been combined for cigar and pipe data due to low numbers. **Data not reportable due to low numbers in the numerator and/or denominator. Data source: Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.In 2013, use of other tobacco products varied significantly by age group38-42 (Figure 4.5).

Young adults aged 20-24 reported the highest prevalence of use of other tobacco products, followed by youth aged 15-19. After young adulthood, prevalence of use appears to decrease with age for all products (Figure 4.5).

Between 1999 and 2013, this pattern of high use among the younger age groups, declining with increasing age, applied to cigar/cigarillo use in almost all years with available data (Figure 4.6).

In addition, the difference in prevalence between younger and older age groups appeared to grow over time, especially for the 20-24 age group, although this gap seems to have narrowed again in the most recent years. Use of cigars/cigarillos appears to have increased over time in all groups until 2008, after which rates of use decreased in some groups.


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