Previous research has shown that flavoured tobacco products have greater appeal among youth,xvi and federal legislationx,xi,xii was enacted in an effort to limit youth access to such products. However, flavoured products remain popular among youth. Among all students in grades 6-9, 2.0% reported using flavoured tobacco products in the past 30 days.
Figure 10.3 shows the percentage of youth who had used a flavoured product in the last 30 days, among those who had used each type of product in the last 30 days. Overall, 66% of youth in grades 6-9 and 80% of youth aged 15-19 who had used any non-cigarette tobacco products in the last 30 days had used a flavoured product, although this varied by product. Further, 38% of past-30-day smokers in grades 6-9, as well as 15.1% of youth aged 15-19 who had smoked in the past 30 days, had smoked a menthol cigarette in that time.
Figure 10.3 data table with 95% confidence intervals
|Cigarillos||Cigars||Waterpipe||Smokeless tobacco/ Chewing tobacco/ Snuff|
|Grades 6-9||61.9 [48.4-75.4]||58.2 [48.4-67.9]||63.0 [54.8-71.3]||65.7 [54.1-77.3]|
|Age 15-19||76.1 [60.4-91.9]||52.4 [24.8-80.0]||75.1 [56.1-94.2]||76.0 [52.7-99.4]|
Data sources: Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2015; Youth Smoking Survey, 2014-15.