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E-cigarette prevalence by sex

Ever use of e-cigarettes was significantly more prevalent among males, at 16.1% (2.3 million), compared to 10.5% of females (1.6 million) (Figure 12.3).112

Prevalence of e-cigarette use in the past 30 days, however, was not significantly different between males (3.6%) and females (2.8%) (Figure 12.3).113

However, these overall figures obscure sex differences within some age groups, which can be pronounced (see Figures 12.6 and 12.7). For example, among those under 25, past 30-day prevalence among males was double that of females.

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

Frequency of e-cigarette use by sex 

Overall, daily use of e-cigarettes was significantly more prevalent among males, reported by 1.4%, compared to 0.7% of females (Figure 12.3).114

Of those who reported ever trying an e-cigarette, similar proportions of males (22.5%) and females (26.8%) had used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days.115

Of those who reported using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days, the proportions of males (38.6%) and females (25.0%) that used one every day were not significantly different.116