Previous research has shown that flavoured tobacco products have greater appeal among youth,xviii and both federal and provincial legislation has been enacted to reduce the availability of such products.xi-xiv However, some flavoured products remain on the market. Among all students in grades 7-9, 1.7%a reported using a flavoured tobacco product 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, 57.9%b of youth in grades 7-9 and 74.5%c of youth aged 15-19 who had used any non-cigarette tobacco product in the last 30 days had used a flavoured product, although this varied by product type. Further, 26.4%d of past-30-day smokers in grades 7-9, as well as 13.4%e 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
|Flavoured Product||Grades 7-9||Ages 15-19|
|Cigarillos||57.2 [48.8-65.6]||74.2 [55.9-92.5]|
|Waterpipe||56.9 [50.4-63.4]||72.8 [58.7-86.9]|
|Chewing tobacco / Snuff||61.6 [51.8-71.4]||78.5 [57.7-99.3]|
! Estimate suppressed due to unacceptable quality
Data Sources: Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2017; Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2016-17
a: 1.7 [1.4-1.9]
c: 74.5 [64.1-84.9]
d: 26.4 [22.1-30.7]
e: 13.4 [6.0-20.8]