We are pleased to share with you Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends, 2015 Edition. This report builds on previous editions, and is a reference on tobacco use in Canada between 1999 and 2013, with a focus on the most current data. Data are from national surveys conducted by Health Canada and Statistics Canada.
Tobacco control continues to be a critical priority for cancer prevention, and for both the Canadian Cancer Society and the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact. Tobacco use may be even deadlier than previously thought: a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that current estimates of those who die from cigarette smoking may be low given the lag time between smoking and established disease.i A strong commitment to tobacco control research, advocacy and programs is still needed as we continue efforts to minimize the damage tobacco does to the health of so many Canadians.
Reid JL, Hammond D, Rynard VL, Burkhalter R. Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends, 2015 Edition. Waterloo, ON: Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo.