In 2018-19, when students in grades 7-9 who reported vaping in the past 30 days were asked where they usually got their ‘e-cigarettes and supplies (vape, vape pen, tank & mod, e-juice)’, most reported obtaining them from social sources (Figure 12.7). Nearly half reported being given e-cigarettes by a friend, and approximately one in five reported someone buys for them. Few reported purchasing e-cigarettes, but the most common purchase place was vape shops (7.6%), followed by online (6.0%).
Figure 12.7 Data table with 95% confidence intervals
|Source||% of respondents|
|Buy from vape shop||7.6 [6.1-9.2]|
|Buy from convenience store||1.5 [0.-7-2.3]|
|Buy online||6.0 [4.8-7.2]|
|Ask someone to buy for me||21.7 [18.3-25.2]|
|Friend gives them to me||45.3 [41.5-49.2]|
|Family member gives them to me||7.7 [6.5-8.9]|
|Someone else gives them to me||9.2 [7.5-10.9]|
|Use a family member's (without permission)||3.4 [2.2-4.5]|
|Use someone else's (without permission)||1.6 [0.9-2.3]|
Note: Respondents could select multiple sources.
Data source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2018-19.