Use of other tobacco products by province

Grades 7-9

Among students in grades 7-9, use of all types of other tobacco products varied significantly by province112-115 in 2016-2017 (Table 10.1). Quebec had the highest percentages of youth ever trying cigars or cigarillos (9.2%) and waterpipe (5.5%). Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan had the highest prevalence estimates of youth ever trying smokeless tobacco (4.3% and 4.2%, respectively). 

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

Download table 10.1: Percentage of youth grades 7-9 who have ever tried various tobacco products, by province*, 2016-17 (.xslx)

Age 15-19

Among youth aged 15-19, in 2017, use varied significantly by province for cigars,116 and chewing tobacco/snuff,117 but not for cigarillos118 or waterpipe119 (Table 10.2). Saskatchewan had the highest percentages of youth who had used cigars (13.1%) and chewing tobacco or snuff (17.8%). Quebec had the highest estimate for youth ever trying cigarillos (21.0%). Ontario had the highest estimate for waterpipe use (10.8%).

See data table below with 95% confidence intervals.

Download table 10.2: Percentage of youth aged 15-19 who have ever tried various tobacco products, by province, 2017 (.xslx)