THIS SITE

Use of other tobacco products

In 2012-13, 5.5% of students in Grades 6-9 reported having ever smoked a cigarillo, and 3.8% had smoked a cigar (Figure 10.1). In 2013, among youth aged 15-19, these figures were 23.2% and 16.1%, respectively. Waterpipe use was also popular, with 3.4% of Grades 6-9 students and 14.1% of youth aged 15-19 reporting ever use. Far fewer youth reported having smoked a pipe, or used smokeless tobacco.

Among youth aged 15-19, ever use of cigars/cigarillos increased between 2003 and 2007, but has declined in recent years, while ever use of chewing tobacco/pinch/snuff has remained fairly stable over this time (Figure 10.2). Between 2012 and 2013, 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 other tobacco products decreased between 1994 and 2004-05 and has remained low since. Between 2010-11 and 2012-13, there was no significant change in use of cigars/cigarillos,90 pipe,91 or smokeless tobacco.92

 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013; Yotuh Smoking Survey, 2012-13. See data table with 95% confidence intervals below.

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