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E-cigarette prevalence by province

As shown in Figure 12.8, there was significant variation in ever use of e-cigarettes by province,140 ranging from a low of 10.4% in Ontario to a high of 18.8% in Nova Scotia. Use of e-cigarettes in the past 30 days also varied significantly by province, ranging from 2.4% in Newfoundland & Labrador to 6.0% in New Brunswick.141

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

Youth aged 15-19 

 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2015. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.There is a great deal of concern about youth uptake of e-cigarettes, with many provinces introducing age restrictions on sales of e-cigarettes to minors (including British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, and PEI).xvii

Among youth aged 15-19, although prevalence estimates for ever using e-cigarettes varied by province, this  difference was not statistically significant142 (Figure 12.9).