Tobacco Use in Canada
Patterns and Trends - 2015 Edition

youth: SMOKING INITIATION


By Grade
| By Province

Susceptibility to Smoking by Grade

Susceptibility to smoking among never-smoking students in grades 6-9 did not change significantly between 2010-11 and 2012-13(71) (Note: comparisons with the earliest survey years are not possible due to question changes) (Figure 7.5). The percentage of never-smokers who were susceptible to smoking increased with grade level up to grade 8: for example, in 2012-13, 25.0% of students in grade 6 were susceptible, while 33.2% of grade 8 students were susceptible. Susceptibility among grade 9 students was the same or lower than among grade 8 students in all years.

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