Tobacco Use in Canada
Patterns and Trends - 2015 Edition


By Sex | By Age | By Province

Other Tobacco Use by Age

In 2013, use of other tobacco products varied significantly by age group(38-42) (Figure 4.5).

Young adults aged 20-24 reported the highest prevalence of use of other tobacco products, followed by youth aged 15-19. After young adulthood, prevalence of use appears to decrease with age for all products (Figure 4.5).

Between 1999 and 2013, this pattern of high use among the younger age groups, declining with increasing age, applied to cigar/cigarillo use in almost all years with available data (Figure 4.6).

In addition, the difference in prevalence between younger and older age groups appeared to grow over time, especially for the 20-24 age group, although this gap seems to have narrowed again in the most recent years. Use of cigars/cigarillos appears to have increased over time in all groups until 2008, after which rates of use decreased in some groups.