Tobacco Use in Canada
Patterns and Trends - 2015 Edition

youth: use OF OTHER tobacco PRODUCTS

By Sex
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Use of Other Tobacco Products

In 2012-13, 5.5% of students in grades 6-9 reported having ever smoked a cigarillo, and 3.8% had smoked a cigar (Figure 10.1). In 2013, among youth aged 15-19, these figures were 23.2% and 16.1%, respectively. Waterpipe use was also popular, with 3.4% of grades 6-9 students and 14.1% of youth aged 15-19 reporting ever use. 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 and 2007, but has declined in recent years, while ever use of chewing tobacco/pinch/snuff has remained fairly stable over this time (Figure 10.2). Between 2012 and 2013, there was no significant change in use of either cigars/ cigarillos(88) or chewing tobacco/pinch/snuff(89), 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 since. Between 2010-11 and 2012-13, there was no significant change in use of cigars/cigarillos(90), pipe(91), or smokeless tobacco(92).