Previous research has shown that flavoured tobacco products have greater appeal among youth,xii and both federal and provincial legislation has been enacted to reduce the availability of such products.vii-x However, some flavoured products remain on the market.
In 2018-19, 33.7%a of youth in grades 7-9 reported that their first use of tobacco was a flavoured product.
95% confidence intervals for in-text estimates
a: 33.7 [28.8-38.6]
Note: Previous surveys (Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey/Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2009-2017) asked users of non-cigarette tobacco products if the products they had used in the last 30 days were flavoured, but Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey does not include this measure.