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Prevalence of e-cigarette use

 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013, 2015. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.

In 2015, 13.2% of Canadians age 15 and older (3.9 million) reported having ever tried an e-cigarette, and 3.2% (~946,000) had used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days. Prevalence of ever use110 and past 30-day111 use both increased significantly from 2013 to 2015 (Figure 12.1).

The past 30-day prevalence of e-cigarette use was similar to some tobacco products, like cigarillos and cigars (see Figure 4.1), but still much lower than smoking cigarettes—which 13.2% of Canadians reported in the past 30 days.


Frequency of E-cigarette use

 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2015. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.Overall, daily use of e-cigarettes was reported by 1.0% (~308,000) of Canadians (Figure 12.1).

Of those who reported ever trying an e-cigarette, most were not current users: 75.8% had not used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days (Figure 12.2).

Of those who reported using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days, approximately one-third (32.6%) used one every day (Figure 12.2).