E-cigarette prevalence among males and females, by age group

Ever Use

Bar chart showing prevalence of ever use of e-cigarettes among Canadians age 15+, among males and females by age group, in 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.Prevalence of ever using e-cigarettes was significantly higher among males in age groups from 20 to 44, but similar between males and females among those aged 15-19 and those age 45 and older88-92 (Figure 11.6). Differences were most pronounced among young adults.

Past 30-day Use

Bar chart showing prevalence of past 30-day use of e-cigarettes among Canadians age 15+, among males and females by age group, in 2020. Trends described in text. Data table below with 95% confidence intervals.While prevalence of e-cigarette use in the past 30 days was much lower than ever use, similar patterns were observed: past 30-day use was more prevalent among males in age groups from 20 to 44,93,94 but there were no significant differences among youth aged 15-19 or those age 45 and older95,96 (Figure 11.7).

Daily Use

When examining daily use, some age groups were combined due to low numbers. Among those aged 15-24, daily use was more prevalent among males, at 6.9%a, compared to 3.7%b among females.97 While prevalence of daily use was also higher among males aged 25 and older (2.2%c) than females (1.4%d), this difference was not statistically significant.98


95% confidence intervals for in-text estimates 

a: 6.9 [5.4-8.5]
b: 3.7 [2.6-4.9]
c: 2.2 [1.6-2.9]
d: 1.4 [0.8-1.9]