Tobacco Use in Canada
Patterns and Trends - 2014 Edition

youth: use OF OTHER tobacco PRODUCTS

By Sex
| By Province

Use of Other Tobacco Products

In 2010-11, 6% of students in grades 6-9 reported having ever smoked a cigarillo, and nearly 5% had smoked a cigar (Figure 10.1). In 2012, among youth aged 15-19, these figures were 25% and 15%, respectively. Far fewer youth reported having smoked a pipe, or used smokeless tobacco.


Among youth aged 15-19, ever use of cigars/cigarillos increased between 2003-2007 but has declined in recent years, while ever use of a pipe or chewing tobacco/pinch/snuff has remained fairly stable over this time (Figure 10.2). Between 2011 and 2012, there was no significant change in use of either cigars/cigarillos (79), pipe (80) or chewing tobacco, pinch, snuff (81) in the 15-19 age group. Among students in grades 6-9, ever use of other tobacco products decreased between 1994 and 2004-05 and has remained low, but varied, since then. Between 2008-09 and 2010-11, use of cigars/cigarillos (82) and pipe (83) decreased significantly, but there was no significant change in use of smokeless tobacco (84).