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Use of other tobacco products

 CSTADS 2014-15 asked about use of each tobacco product individually (yes/no), whereas previous years asked in a "Check all that apply" format; estimates may not be comparable over time. Data sources: Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2015; Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2014-15. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.In 2014-15, 4.3% of students in grades 6-9 reported having ever smoked a cigarillo, and 2.7% had smoked a cigar (Figure 10.1). In 2015, among youth aged 15-19, these figures were 21.9% and 12.8%, respectively. Waterpipe use was also popular, with 3.6% of grades 6-9 students and 12.3% of youth aged 15-19 reporting ever use. Far fewer youth reported having used smokeless tobacco products.

As shown in Figure 10.2, among youth aged 15-19, ever use of cigars/cigarillos increased between 2003 and 2007, but has declined steadily since then; ever use of chewing tobacco/pinch/snuff has remained fairly stable since 2003. Between 2013 and 2015, there was no significant change in use of either cigars/cigarillos88 or chewing tobacco/pinch/snuff,89 in the 15-19 age group. Among students in grades 6-9, ever use of cigars/cigarillos has decreased over time since 1994, while smokeless tobacco use decreased substantially between 1994 and 2004-05 and has remained low since, and pipe use was low in all years measured. Between 2012-13 and 2014-15, there was no significant change in ever use of cigars/cigarillos90 or smokeless tobacco,91 among students in grades 6-9.

 Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey, 2003-2012; Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013, 2015; Youth Smoking Survey, 1994, 2002, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13; Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2014-15. See data tables with 95% confidence intervals below.