Previous research has shown that flavoured tobacco products have greater appeal among youth(xiii), and recent federal legislation (Cracking Down on Tobacco Marketing Aimed at Youth Act; viii) 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, 7.1% reported ever using flavoured tobacco products.
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, 58%* of youth in Grades 6-9 and 82% 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, 31% of last-30-day smokers in Grades 6-9 had used menthol cigarettes.
Figure 10.3 data table with 95% confidence intervals
|Cigarillos||Cigars||Waterpipe||Chewing tobacco/ Snuff|
|Age 15-19||80.6 [70.8-90.3]||39.7 [21.7-57.7]||79.5 [66.3-92.8]||86 [74.4-97.6]|
*Only cigars, cigarillos and waterpipe asked about for Grades 6-9.
Data sources: Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013; Youth Smoking Survey, 2012-13.