Detailed tables for the Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-2019

Table 1. Smoking status, by grade, Canada, 2018-19
  Pop'n estimate
('000)
Current daily
smoker
(%)
Current
occasional
smoker
(%)
Former smoker
or former
experimental smoker
(%)
Experimental
smoker
(%)
Puffer
(%)
Never tried
smoking
(%)
Grade 7Footnote 1 353 Footnote # 0.3Footnote *
[0.1-0.4]
0.7
[0.5-0.9]
0.6Footnote *
[0.4-0.8]
3.6
[3.1-4.1]
94.6
[93.8-95.4]
Grade 8Footnote 2 351 0.5Rounds down to whole number.
[0.3-0.6]
0.5Rounds up to whole number.
[0.3-0.7]
1.6
[1.3-2.0]
1.0
[0.8-1.3]
5.1
[4.5-5.8]
91.2
[90.1-92.3]
Grade 9Footnote 3 370 0.6
[0.4-0.7]
0.9
[0.7-1.1]
2.9
[2.3-3.4]
1.7
[1.4-2.1]
7.3
[6.1-8.6]
86.6
[84.8-88.4]
Grade 10Footnote 4 361 0.8
[0.6-1.0]
1.7
[1.3-2.1]
5.1
[4.2-5.9]
2.7
[2.2-3.1]
10.4
[9.2-11.6]
79.3
[77.2-81.4]
Grade 11Footnote 5 359 1.6Footnote *
[0.7-2.5]
3.7 Footnote *
[1.8-5.6]
7.7
[6.1-9.3]
4.4
[3.2-5.6]
13.3
[10.7-15.9]
69.3
[65.3-73.4]
Grade 12Footnote 6 333 1.5Rounds up to whole number. Footnote *
[1.0-2.1]
4.4 Footnote *
[2.3-6.6]
11.2
[7.6-14.8]
5.4
[4.1-6.7]
12.8
[9.5-16.2]
64.6
[57.9-71.2]
All grades (7-12) 2,128 0.9
[0.7-1.1]
1.9
[1.3-2.4]
4.8
[3.9-5.7]
2.6
[2.3-3.0]
8.7
[7.8-9.6]
81.1
[79.1-83.1]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 1 Footnotes

Table 1 Footnote 1

Secondary I in Quebec.

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Table 1 Footnote 2

Secondary II in Quebec.

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Table 1 Footnote 3

Secondary III in Quebec.

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Table 1 Footnote 4

Secondary IV in Quebec.

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Table 1 Footnote 5

Secondary V in Quebec.

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Table 1 Footnote 6

Excludes Quebec.

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Table 1 Footnote *

Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

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Table 1 Footnote #

High sampling variability - although an estimate may be determined from the table, data should be suppressed.

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Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19

Table 2. Smoking status, by grouped grades and sex, Canada, 2018-19
  Current
smokerFootnote 1
(%)
Current daily
smoker
(%)
Current
occasional
smoker
(%)
Former smoker
or former
experimental smoker
(%)
Experimental
smoker
(%)
Puffer
(%)
Never tried
smoking
(%)

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 2 Footnotes

Table 2 Footnote 1

Current smoker is daily smokers and occasional (non-daily) smokers.

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Table 2 Footnote 2

Secondary I-III in Quebec.

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Table 2 Footnote 3

Secondary IV-V in Quebec.

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Table 2 Footnote *

Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

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Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19

Grades 7-9Footnote 2 1.0
[0.8-1.2]
0.4
[0.4-0.5]
0.6
[0.4-0.7]
1.7
[1.5-2.0]
1.1
[0.9-1.3]
5.4
[4.9-5.9]
90.7
[89.9-91.6]
Male 1.1
[0.9-1.4]
0.5Rounds up to whole number.
[0.4-0.7]
0.6
[0.4-0.8]
1.8
[1.5-2.1]
1.0
[0.8-1.2]
5.2
[4.6-5.7]
90.9
[90.0-91.8]
Female 0.9
[0.7-1.1]
0.4 Footnote *
[0.2-0.5]
0.5Rounds down to whole number.
[0.4-0.6]
1.7
[1.4-2.0]
1.3
[1.1-1.5]
5.6
[4.6-6.6]
90.6
[89.3-91.8]
Grades 10-12Footnote 3 4.6
[3.3-5.9]
1.3
[0.9-1.7]
3.2 Footnote *
[2.1-4.4]
7.9
[6.1-9.7]
4.1
[3.5-4.8]
12.2
[10.4-13.9]
71.2
[67.5-75.0]
Male 5.5Rounds up to whole number.Footnote *
[3.5-7.6]
1.6 Footnote *
[0.9-2.3]
4.0 Footnote *
[2.2-5.8]
8.1
[6.7-9.5]
3.7
[2.9-4.5]
11.9
[10.1-13.7]
70.8
[66.9-74.7]
Female 3.5Rounds up to whole number.
[2.6-4.5]
1.0
[0.7-1.4]
2.5Rounds down to whole number.
[1.7-3.3]
7.7 Footnote *
[5.1-10.4]
4.6
[3.3-5.9]
12.4
[10.1-14.7]
71.7
[66.7-76.7]
All grades (7-12) 2.8
[2.1-3.4]
0.9
[0.7-1.1]
1.9
[1.3-2.4]
4.8
[3.9-5.7]
2.6
[2.3-3.0]
8.7
[7.8-9.6]
81.1
[79.1-83.1]
Male 3.3
[2.3-4.4]
1.0 Footnote *
[0.7-1.4]
2.3 Footnote *
[1.4-3.2]
4.9
[4.2-5.7]
2.3
[1.9-2.8]
8.5Rounds up to whole number.
[7.5-9.5]
80.9
[78.8-83.1]
Female 2.2
[1.7-2.7]
0.7
[0.5-0.9]
1.5Rounds down to whole number.
[1.1-1.9]
4.7
[3.3-6.0]
2.9
[2.3-3.5]
9.0
[7.8-10.1]
81.2
[78.6-83.9]
Table 3. Smoking status, by province and grouped grades, Canada, 2018-19
  Pop'n
estimate
('000)
Current
smokerFootnote 1
(%)
Former smoker
or former
experimental smoker
(%)
Experimental
smoker
(%)
Puffer
(%)
Never tried
smoking
(%)
Canada 2,128 2.8
[2.1-3.4]
4.8
[3.9-5.7]
2.6
[2.3-3.0]
8.7
[7.8-9.6]
81.1
[79.1-83.1]
Grades 7-9Footnote 2 1,075 1.0
[0.8-1.2]
1.7
[1.5-2.0]
1.1
[0.9-1.3]
5.4
[4.9-5.9]
90.7
[89.9-91.6]
Grades 10-12Footnote 3 1,053 4.6
[3.3-5.9]
7.9
[6.1-9.7]
4.1
[3.5-4.8]
12.2
[10.4-13.9]
71.2
[67.5-75.0]
NL 28 5.0
[4.0-6.0]
6.4
[5.6-7.3]
4.4
[3.6-5.2]
9.5Rounds up to whole number.
[8.1-10.9]
74.6
[72.4-76.8]
Grades 7-9 14 Footnote # 3.3
[2.4-4.2]
2.5Rounds down to whole number. Footnote *
[1.1-3.8]
5.0
[4.0-6.1]
87.7
[84.0-91.3]
Grades 10-12 14 8.4
[6.8-9.9]
9.5Rounds down to whole number.
[8.0-11.0]
6.4
[5.7-7.0]
13.9
[11.7-16.0]
62.0
[60.3-63.7]
PE 9 5.3Footnote *
[3.3-7.3]
6.9
[5.0-8.8]
3.1
[2.2-3.9]
9.9
[8.7-11.1]
74.9
[69.5-80.2]
Grades 7-9 5 1.8
[1.4-2.2]
2.4
[1.7-3.2]
1.7Footnote *
[1.0-2.5]
6.2
[5.1-7.4]
87.8
[85.3-90.3]
Grades 10-12 5 8.7Footnote *
[4.8-12.7]
11.4
[7.7-15.0]
4.4Footnote *
[2.9-5.8]
13.6
[11.6-15.6]
61.9
[51.9-72.0]
NS 54 4.5Rounds up to whole number.
[3.7-5.3]
5.4
[4.5-6.2]
3.0
[2.3-3.7]
10.3
[9.0-11.5]
76.9
[74.7-79.0]
Grades 7-9 27 1.3Footnote *
[0.7-1.9]
2.0Footnote *
[1.3-2.6]
1.3
[1.0-1.7]
6.9
[5.7-8.0]
88.5Rounds up to whole number.
[86.6-90.5]
Grades 10-12 27 7.6
[6.2-9.1]
8.7
[7.1-10.3]
4.6
[3.3-5.9]
13.6
[11.2-16.0]
65.5Rounds down to whole number.
[61.5-69.4]
NB 45 6.6
[5.8-7.4]
6.6
[5.8-7.5]
4.0
[3.5-4.6]
10.0
[9.1-11.0]
72.7
[70.9-74.5]
Grades 7-9 21 2.6
[1.9-3.2]
2.6
[2.0-3.3]
2.1
[1.4-2.7]
6.6
[5.3-7.8]
86.2
[84.4-88.1]
Grades 10-12 24 10.2
[8.8-11.6]
10.2
[8.8-11.6]
5.7
[4.8-6.6]
13.1
[11.6-14.6]
60.7
[58.0-63.4]
QC 389 2.6
[1.9-3.3]
4.7
[4.1-5.4]
3.2
[2.7-3.6]
11.0
[10.0-12.0]
78.6
[76.3-80.9]
Secondary I-III 247 2.1Footnote *
[1.4-2.8]
3.1
[2.4-3.9]
2.3
[1.7-2.9]
9.0
[7.8-10.2]
83.5Rounds up to whole number.
[80.9-86.2]
Secondary IV-V 142 3.4
[2.5-4.4]
7.4
[6.7-8.2]
4.7
[3.9-5.6]
14.4
[13.3-15.5]
69.9
[67.6-72.3]
ON 909 Footnote # 3.9Footnote *
[1.9-5.9]
2.2
[1.5-2.9]
6.6
[4.6-8.6]
85.1
[80.6-89.6]
Grades 7-9 422 Footnote # 0.7Footnote *
[0.4-1.0]
Footnote # 2.9Footnote *
[1.8-4.0]
95.6
[94.2-97.1]
Grades 10-12 487 Footnote # 6.7Footnote *
[3.0-10.4]
3.8Footnote *
[2.5-5.0]
9.8Footnote *
[6.2-13.4]
76.0
[68.3-83.8]
MB 86 2.7Footnote *
[1.2-4.2]
5.2
[3.7-6.7]
2.7Footnote *
[1.6-3.9]
9.4
[7.1-11.8]
80.0
[74.2-85.7]
Grades 7-9 40 Footnote # 2.6
[1.9-3.3]
Footnote # 6.1Footnote *
[4.1-8.2]
89.1
[85.7-92.5]
Grades 10-12 46 4.2Footnote *
[1.8-6.6]
7.4Footnote *
[4.6-10.2]
4.1Footnote *
[2.1-6.1]
12.2
[8.7-15.8]
72.0
[62.8-81.2]
SK 69 8.1Footnote *
[3.0-13.1]
9.5Rounds down to whole number.
[8.2-10.8]
4.2
[3.1-5.3]
13.4
[11.6-15.3]
64.8
[58.9-70.7]
Grades 7-9 33 2.5Rounds down to whole number. Footnote *
[1.3-3.7]
4.4
[3.2-5.6]
2.9
[2.0-3.8]
10.0
[7.3-12.7]
80.2
[75.4-84.9]
Grades 10-12 36 Footnote # 14.1
[11.8-16.4]
5.4Footnote *
[3.6-7.2]
16.5Rounds up to whole number.
[13.8-19.3]
50.8
[41.5-60.1]
AB 262 2.6
[1.9-3.3]
4.9
[3.6-6.2]
2.1
[1.4-2.7]
9.2
[7.9-10.5]
81.1
[78.1-84.2]
Grades 7-9 135 Footnote # 1.4Footnote *
[0.9-1.9]
0.7Footnote *
[0.4-1.0]
5.3
[3.6-6.9]
92.0
[89.8-94.3]
Grades 10-12 127 4.8
[3.3-6.2]
8.7
[6.0-11.4]
3.5Rounds up to whole number. Footnote *
[2.2-4.9]
13.4
[11.5-15.4]
69.6
[63.8-75.3]
BC 276 2.6Footnote *
[1.8-3.5]
5.7
[4.3-7.1]
2.8
[2.1-3.4]
10.2
[9.2-11.2]
78.7
[75.9-81.6]
Grades 7-9 132 0.8Footnote *
[0.4-1.1]
1.5Rounds down to whole number.
[1.0-1.9]
0.9Footnote *
[0.4-1.3]
4.9
[3.9-5.9]
92.0
[90.3-93.7]
Grades 10-12 144 4.4Footnote *
[2.7-6.0]
9.5Rounds up to whole number.
[7.2-11.8]
4.5Rounds down to whole number.
[3.4-5.6]
15.0
[13.8-16.2]
66.6
[62.1-71.2]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 3 Footnotes

Table 3 Footnote 1

Current smoker is daily smokers and occasional (non-daily) smokers.

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Table 3 Footnote 2

Secondary I-III in Quebec.

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Table 3 Footnote 3

Secondary IV-V in Quebec.

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Table 3 Footnote *

Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

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Table 3 Footnote #

High sampling variability - although an estimate may be determined from the table, data should be suppressed.

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Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19

Table 4. Average number of cigarettes smoked per day (daily smokers), by grade, grouped grades and sex, Canada, 2018-19
  Total Male Female
Grade 7Footnote 1 Footnote # Footnote # Footnote #
Grade 8Footnote 2 7.7
[5.9-9.5]
Footnote # Footnote #
Grade 9Footnote 3 9.8
[7.7-12.0]
11.2
[8.4-13.9]
Footnote #
Grade 10Footnote 4 8.2
[7.0-9.3]
9.4
[7.9-11.0]
7.2
[5.6-8.9]
Grade 11Footnote 5 6.7 Footnote *
[4.2-9.1]
6.3Footnote *
[3.0-9.6]
7.5Rounds up to whole number.
[5.9-9.2]
Grade 12Footnote 6 9.3
[7.7-11.0]
10.7
[7.6-13.9]
7.6
[6.0-9.2]
Grades 7-9Footnote 7 8.8
[7.4-10.1]
9.9
[8.0-11.8]
7.2
[5.1-9.3]
Grades 10-12Footnote 8 7.9
[6.3-9.5]
8.2Footnote *
[5.3-11.1]
7.5Rounds down to whole number.
[6.3-8.6]
All grades (7-12) 8.1
[6.8-9.4]
8.6
[6.2-11.0]
7.4
[6.4-8.4]


[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 4 Footnotes

Table 4 Footnote 1

Secondary I in Quebec.

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Table 4 Footnote 2

Secondary II in Quebec.

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Table 1 Footnote 3

Secondary III in Quebec.

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Table 4 Footnote 4

Secondary IV in Quebec.

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Table 4 Footnote 5

Secondary V in Quebec.

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Table 4 Footnote 6

Excludes Quebec.

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Table 4 Footnote 7

Secondary I-III in Quebec.

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Table 4 Footnote 8

Secondary IV-V in Quebec.

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Table 4 Footnote *

Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

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Table 4 Footnote #

High sampling variability - although an estimate may be determined from the table, data should be suppressed.

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Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19

Table 5. Ever tried e-cigarettes, by province, grouped grades and sex, Canada, 2018-19
  OverallFootnote 1 With nicotine Without nicotine
  Total
(%)
Male
(%)
Female
(%)
Total
(%)
Male
(%)
Female
(%)
Total
(%)
Male
(%)
Female
(%)
Canada 33.9
[30.4-37.3]
34.2
[31.4-37.0]
33.5Rounds down to whole number.
[28.7-38.3]
28.1
[24.4-31.8]
28.6
[25.4-31.8]
27.6
[22.8-32.5]
28.8
[26.0-31.6]
28.8
[26.4-31.3]
28.8
[25.1-32.5]
Grades 7-9Footnote 2 21.0
[19.2-22.8]
21.5Rounds up to whole number.
[19.4-23.6]
20.4
[18.6-22.3]
15.3
[13.7-16.9]
15.4
[13.3-17.5]
15.3
[13.7-16.8]
18.2
[16.5-19.8]
18.4
[16.6-20.3]
17.9
[16.1-19.6]
Grades 10-12Footnote 3 46.8
[41.0-52.7]
46.9
[42.6-51.3]
46.7
[37.8-55.6]
41.0
[34.6-47.3]
41.7
[36.9-46.6]
40.2
[31.1-49.3]
39.6
[35.1-44.2]
39.3
[35.4-43.2]
39.9
[33.2-46.6]
NL 46.9
[43.0-50.8]
47.7
[42.9-52.4]
46.1
[42.7-49.4]
38.6
[35.2-41.9]
39.4
[35.3-43.6]
37.7
[34.9-40.5]
41.7
[38.2-45.3]
42.1
[38.3-46.0]
41.3
[37.8-44.8]
Grades 7-9 31.7
[28.6-34.7]
32.4
[28.5-36.4]
30.8
[27.4-34.2]
22.5Rounds up to whole number.
[20.0-25.0]
22.2
[19.0-25.5]
22.8
[20.0-25.6]
28.3
[25.6-31.1]
29.3
[26.0-32.5]
27.4
[24.0-30.7]
Grades 10-12 61.3
[55.6-67.1]
62.1
[55.8-68.3]
60.5Rounds up to whole number.
[55.1-66.0]
53.7
[48.8-58.6]
55.6
[50.1-61.1]
51.7
[47.2-56.3]
54.4
[48.9-59.9]
54.4
[48.9-59.9]
54.4
[48.7-60.1]
PE 39.3
[34.9-43.6]
37.7
[32.4-43.0]
40.9
[37.3-44.6]
33.4
[29.2-37.6]
33.1
[27.8-38.5]
33.6
[30.3-37.0]
33.0
[28.8-37.1]
30.5Rounds down to whole number.
[25.8-35.1]
35.5Rounds down to whole number.
[31.7-39.3]
Grades 7-9 23.0
[20.1-25.9]
22.1
[18.2-26.0]
23.9
[21.5-26.3]
16.9
[14.3-19.5]
16.9
[13.6-20.3]
16.9
[14.4-19.3]
20.1
[17.7-22.4]
18.7
[15.5-22.0]
21.4
[19.4-23.4]
Grades 10-12 55.2
[47.7-62.7]
53.0
[43.9-62.1]
57.5Rounds down to whole number.
[51.2-63.8]
49.5Rounds down to whole number.
[42.0-56.9]
49.1
[39.5-58.7]
49.8
[44.1-55.6]
45.7
[38.3-53.1]
42.2
[34.1-50.3]
49.2
[42.2-56.1]
NS 40.2
[37.5-42.9]
39.8
[36.5-43.1]
40.6
[38.1-43.0]
33.9
[31.0-36.8]
33.4
[29.7-37.0]
34.5Rounds up to whole number.
[31.9-37.2]
34.5Rounds down to whole number.
[32.3-36.7]
33.9
[31.0-36.9]
35.0
[32.8-37.3]
Grades 7-9 25.0
[23.1-27.0]
24.6
[22.2-26.9]
25.5Rounds down to whole number.
[23.2-27.7]
18.1
[16.0-20.2]
17.6
[15.0-20.1]
18.6
[16.4-20.8]
22.0
[20.3-23.6]
21.0
[19.2-22.9]
22.9
[20.8-25.1]
Grades 10-12 54.6
[49.6-59.6]
54.1
[48.3-59.9]
55.1
[50.5-59.8]
49.1
[44.1-54.0]
48.2
[42.1-54.3]
50.0
[45.4-54.5]
46.4
[42.2-50.5]
46.0
[40.8-51.2]
46.7
[42.3-51.1]
NB 41.4
[39.3-43.4]
42.4
[39.7-45.1]
40.3
[38.2-42.4]
35.4
[33.3-37.4]
36.7
[34.1-39.4]
34.0
[31.9-36.1]
35.8
[33.9-37.7]
36.0
[33.6-38.4]
35.6
[33.5-37.8]
Grades 7-9 24.0
[21.6-26.4]
24.7
[21.6-27.8]
23.2
[20.6-25.9]
18.4
[16.3-20.5]
19.3
[16.6-22.0]
17.5Rounds up to whole number.
[15.1-20.0]
21.5Rounds up to whole number.
[19.2-23.9]
22.1
[19.0-25.1]
21.0
[18.5-23.5]
Grades 10-12 56.6
[53.8-59.4]
58.2
[54.4-61.9]
55.1
[51.9-58.4]
50.3
[47.3-53.2]
52.3
[48.2-56.3]
48.3
[45.3-51.2]
48.4
[45.8-50.9]
48.4
[45.3-51.4]
48.3
[45.0-51.7]
QC 31.5Rounds up to whole number.
[28.4-34.6]
32.9
[29.6-36.2]
30.1
[26.8-33.4]
23.9
[20.7-27.0]
24.8
[21.4-28.2]
22.8
[19.6-26.1]
28.3
[25.4-31.2]
29.6
[26.4-32.7]
27.0
[23.9-30.0]
Secondary I-III 25.0
[21.1-28.9]
25.4
[21.6-29.2]
24.6
[20.1-29.2]
18.3
[14.7-21.8]
18.0
[14.3-21.7]
18.6
[14.6-22.5]
22.5Rounds down to whole number.
[18.9-26.1]
22.8
[19.4-26.3]
22.1
[17.9-26.4]
Secondary IV-V 42.7
[39.9-45.6]
45.7
[42.1-49.3]
39.6
[37.1-42.2]
33.4
[30.0-36.9]
36.5Rounds down to whole number.
[32.7-40.2]
30.3
[26.8-33.7]
38.3
[35.3-41.2]
41.1
[37.2-44.9]
35.4
[32.9-37.8]
ON 30.2
[22.4-38.0]
30.1
[24.2-36.1]
30.2Footnote *
[19.3-41.1]
24.8Footnote *
[16.5-33.1]
24.8
[17.9-31.8]
24.8Footnote *
[13.8-35.7]
25.9
[19.7-32.1]
25.6
[20.5-30.8]
26.1
[17.7-34.5]
Grades 7-9 15.7
[11.9-19.4]
17.2
[12.5-21.9]
14.1
[10.7-17.4]
10.6
[7.3-13.9]
11.3Footnote *
[6.7-15.9]
9.8
[7.0-12.7]
13.4
[10.1-16.7]
14.8
[10.8-18.7]
12.1
[9.0-15.1]
Grades 10-12 42.6
[30.3-54.8]
41.1
[32.5-49.8]
44.0Footnote *
[25.3-62.8]
36.9Footnote *
[23.7-50.2]
36.3
[26.5-46.0]
37.6Footnote *
[18.4-56.9]
36.5Rounds up to whole number.
[27.2-45.9]
34.9
[27.2-42.6]
38.2Footnote *
[24.3-52.2]
MB 35.2
[27.9-42.5]
36.2
[29.6-42.7]
34.3
[25.0-43.5]
29.6
[23.0-36.1]
31.0
[25.1-36.8]
28.1
[19.6-36.6]
29.8
[24.1-35.6]
29.6
[24.8-34.4]
30.1
[22.3-37.8]
Grades 7-9 21.4
[16.1-26.8]
22.3
[17.1-27.4]
20.5Rounds up to whole number.
[14.1-27.0]
15.3
[11.5-19.1]
16.0
[12.2-19.8]
14.6Footnote *
[9.5-19.7]
19.0
[13.9-24.1]
19.2
[14.5-23.9]
18.8Footnote *
[12.3-25.2]
Grades 10-12 47.0
[37.3-56.7]
47.9
[38.4-57.5]
46.0
[33.4-58.7]
41.6
[32.1-51.2]
43.5Rounds down to whole number.
[34.0-53.0]
39.7
[27.4-52.0]
39.2
[32.0-46.3]
38.5Rounds up to whole number.
[32.0-45.0]
39.9
[29.9-49.8]
SK 47.5Rounds down to whole number.
[43.5-51.5]
44.8
[40.3-49.4]
50.2
[45.4-55.1]
41.4
[37.7-45.1]
40.6
[36.6-44.7]
42.2
[37.6-46.8]
38.2
[34.5-41.9]
35.2
[31.0-39.4]
41.3
[36.8-45.8]
Grades 7-9 33.1
[27.0-39.2]
28.4
[23.3-33.5]
37.9
[29.3-46.4]
26.4
[21.1-31.7]
22.7
[18.2-27.2]
30.2
[22.9-37.4]
27.3
[22.1-32.6]
22.5Rounds up to whole number.
[17.9-27.2]
32.3
[25.2-39.4]
Grades 10-12 60.4
[56.3-64.5]
59.6
[54.0-65.1]
61.4
[57.2-65.5]
54.9
[50.7-59.1]
56.6
[51.5-61.7]
53.1
[48.3-57.9]
48.1
[43.7-52.4]
46.7
[41.4-52.1]
49.4
[44.3-54.6]
AB 33.9
[29.4-38.3]
35.4
[30.9-40.0]
32.3
[27.5-37.0]
28.3
[23.6-32.9]
29.8
[24.9-34.6]
26.7
[21.9-31.5]
28.3
[25.2-31.3]
29.0
[26.1-31.9]
27.5Rounds down to whole number.
[23.7-31.2]
Grades 7-9 20.9
[18.1-23.7]
21.5Rounds up to whole number.
[19.4-23.6]
20.3
[15.9-24.6]
15.2
[12.8-17.7]
15.4
[13.1-17.6]
15.0
[11.7-18.4]
17.7
[15.3-20.1]
17.5Rounds down to whole number.
[15.6-19.4]
17.9
[14.0-21.9]
Grades 10-12 47.5Rounds down to whole number.
[38.7-56.2]
49.9
[40.9-58.9]
44.9
[36.0-53.9]
42.0
[32.7-51.3]
44.9
[35.4-54.5]
39.0
[29.5-48.4]
39.5Rounds down to whole number.
[33.6-45.3]
41.3
[35.6-46.9]
37.6
[30.9-44.2]
BC 41.7
[38.1-45.3]
41.3
[35.9-46.8]
42.1
[39.2-44.9]
37.8
[34.2-41.4]
37.9
[32.3-43.5]
37.7
[35.0-40.4]
33.8
[30.1-37.4]
33.1
[27.9-38.3]
34.4
[31.6-37.3]
Grades 7-9 25.0
[21.2-28.8]
23.9
[19.6-28.2]
26.1
[22.1-30.1]
20.6
[16.9-24.3]
19.7
[15.3-24.1]
21.5Rounds down to whole number.
[17.7-25.3]
20.8
[17.5-24.2]
19.6
[16.0-23.3]
22.1
[18.4-25.8]
Grades 10-12 56.6
[52.3-60.9]
56.9
[49.3-64.4]
56.4
[53.5-59.2]
53.2
[48.9-57.5]
54.2
[46.5-61.9]
52.2
[49.5-54.9]
45.4
[40.5-50.4]
45.4
[37.3-53.4]
45.5Rounds up to whole number.
[42.4-48.7]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 5 Footnotes

Table 5 Footnote 1

Use of e-cigarettes with or without nicotine

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Table 5 Footnote 2

Secondary I-III in Quebec.

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Table 5 Footnote 3

Secondary IV-V in Quebec.

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Table 5 Footnote *

Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

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Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19

Table 6. Past-30-day use of e-cigarettes, by province, grouped grades and sex, Canada, 2018-19
  OverallFootnote 1 With nicotine Without nicotine
  Total
(%)
Male
(%)
Female
(%)
Total
(%)
Male
(%)
Female
(%)
Total
(%)
Male
(%)
Female
(%)
Canada 20.2
[17.5-23.0]
21.5Rounds down to whole number.
[18.9-24.0]
18.9
[15.5-22.3]
17.7
[15.1-20.2]
18.8
[16.3-21.3]
16.5Rounds down to whole number.
[13.3-19.7]
11.3
[9.9-12.7]
11.8
[10.4-13.3]
10.7
[9.2-12.2]
Grades 7-9Footnote 2 11.1
[9.8-12.3]
11.7
[10.0-13.4]
10.4
[9.2-11.6]
8.6
[7.6-9.6]
9.0
[7.7-10.3]
8.2
[7.2-9.2]
8.0
[6.9-9.0]
8.6
[7.2-10.0]
7.3
[6.4-8.2]
Grades 10-12Footnote 3 29.4
[24.7-34.1]
31.2
[27.2-35.3]
27.5Rounds up to whole number.
[21.1-33.9]
26.8
[22.3-31.3]
28.6
[24.6-32.6]
24.9
[18.7-31.1]
14.6
[12.6-16.6]
15.1
[13.1-17.2]
14.2
[11.5-16.8]
NL 29.9
[26.1-33.7]
32.9
[28.3-37.6]
26.7
[23.3-30.1]
26.2
[22.6-29.8]
28.6
[24.1-33.0]
23.7
[20.3-27.0]
19.1
[16.0-22.2]
20.5Rounds down to whole number.
[16.6-24.3]
17.7
[15.0-20.3]
Grades 7-9 17.0
[13.9-20.0]
18.8
[15.5-22.0]
15.1
[11.6-18.6]
13.6
[11.3-15.9]
14.4
[11.5-17.4]
12.7
[9.6-15.8]
12.4
[9.7-15.1]
13.8
[10.8-16.9]
10.9
[8.3-13.5]
Grades 10-12 42.1
[36.4-47.7]
46.3
[39.3-53.2]
37.6
[32.6-42.7]
38.0
[32.5-43.6]
41.9
[35.4-48.3]
34.0
[28.8-39.2]
25.4
[20.2-30.7]
26.7
[20.1-33.4]
24.1
[19.8-28.3]
PE 26.7
[23.5-29.8]
27.7
[22.9-32.4]
25.6
[23.5-27.8]
23.6
[20.5-26.6]
25.2
[20.5-29.9]
21.9
[20.1-23.8]
15.6
[13.2-18.0]
14.8
[12.2-17.5]
16.3
[14.0-18.6]
Grades 7-9 13.7
[11.6-15.8]
13.8
[11.3-16.3]
13.7
[11.4-15.9]
10.8
[9.1-12.5]
11.3
[9.2-13.4]
10.3
[8.5-12.1]
10.4
[8.8-12.0]
10.1
[8.1-12.2]
10.6
[9.0-12.2]
Grades 10-12 39.3
[33.9-44.7]
41.3
[32.9-49.7]
37.3
[34.0-40.5]
36.0
[30.6-41.5]
38.9
[30.2-47.5]
33.2
[30.2-36.2]
20.7
[16.6-24.9]
19.5Rounds up to whole number.
[15.0-24.1]
21.9
[17.9-26.0]
NS 25.1
[22.3-27.8]
24.9
[21.9-27.8]
25.3
[22.0-28.6]
22.2
[19.6-24.9]
22.7
[20.1-25.4]
21.8
[18.4-25.1]
14.7
[12.9-16.4]
13.7
[11.2-16.2]
15.6
[13.2-18.1]
Grades 7-9 12.4
[10.5-14.4]
11.8
[9.6-14.0]
13.1
[10.7-15.4]
9.9
[7.9-12.0]
9.8
[7.6-12.0]
10.0
[7.4-12.6]
8.4
[7.0-9.8]
7.8
[6.1-9.5]
9.0
[7.2-10.8]
Grades 10-12 37.1
[32.3-41.9]
37.2
[32.3-42.1]
37.1
[30.8-43.4]
34.0
[29.6-38.5]
34.9
[30.6-39.1]
33.2
[27.0-39.4]
20.6
[17.5-23.6]
19.2
[14.7-23.6]
22.1
[17.6-26.5]
NB 27.7
[25.8-29.7]
30.4
[27.9-33.0]
25.0
[22.9-27.2]
24.5Rounds down to whole number.
[22.7-26.3]
27.3
[24.8-29.8]
21.6
[19.7-23.6]
17.7
[16.3-19.2]
19.0
[17.0-20.9]
16.5Rounds down to whole number.
[14.7-18.2]
Grades 7-9 14.4
[12.4-16.5]
15.5Rounds down to whole number.
[12.9-18.1]
13.4
[11.1-15.7]
11.2
[9.5-12.9]
12.0
[9.8-14.2]
10.4
[8.5-12.4]
11.4
[9.6-13.2]
12.9
[10.5-15.3]
9.9
[7.9-11.8]
Grades 10-12 39.4
[36.4-42.4]
43.7
[39.9-47.6]
35.1
[31.6-38.5]
36.2
[33.4-39.0]
41.0
[37.2-44.9]
31.4
[28.3-34.5]
23.3
[21.1-25.5]
24.4
[21.8-27.1]
22.2
[19.3-25.0]
QC 16.7
[14.0-19.5]
19.0
[15.7-22.2]
14.5Rounds down to whole number.
[11.7-17.2]
13.4
[10.9-15.9]
14.9
[12.1-17.7]
11.8
[9.4-14.2]
12.6
[10.2-14.9]
14.6
[11.8-17.4]
10.5Rounds down to whole number.
[8.4-12.5]
Secondary I-III 13.5Rounds down to whole number.
[10.6-16.3]
14.3
[10.8-17.7]
12.6
[9.6-15.6]
10.4
[7.9-12.8]
10.6
[7.7-13.4]
10.2
[7.6-12.7]
10.7
[8.2-13.2]
11.9
[9.0-14.8]
9.5Rounds down to whole number.
[7.0-11.9]
Secondary IV-V 22.4
[19.1-25.7]
26.9
[23.1-30.8]
17.7
[14.4-20.9]
18.6
[15.5-21.7]
22.4
[18.9-25.9]
14.7
[11.7-17.7]
15.8
[13.1-18.4]
19.2
[15.5-22.9]
12.2
[10.0-14.3]
ON 17.8Footnote *
[11.7-23.8]
18.6
[13.2-24.0]
16.9Footnote *
[9.5-24.4]
15.4Footnote *
[9.7-21.0]
16.0Footnote *
[10.7-21.3]
14.7Footnote *
[7.7-21.7]
9.1
[6.2-12.1]
9.6
[6.7-12.6]
8.6Footnote *
[5.4-11.8]
Grades 7-9 7.6
[5.1-10.1]
8.8Footnote *
[5.1-12.5]
6.4
[4.8-8.0]
5.5Rounds down to whole number. Footnote *
[3.7-7.3]
6.1Footnote *
[3.4-8.8]
4.8
[3.5-6.1]
5.2Footnote *
[3.2-7.2]
6.4Footnote *
[3.3-9.6]
4.0
[2.8-5.2]
Grades 10-12 26.4Footnote *
[16.8-36.1]
26.8
[18.8-34.8]
26.0Footnote *
[12.6-39.4]
23.8Footnote *
[14.6-33.0]
24.4
[16.5-32.3]
23.2Footnote *
[10.4-36.1]
12.4
[8.4-16.5]
12.3
[8.5-16.2]
12.5Rounds up to whole number. Footnote *
[7.1-17.9]
MB 21.5Rounds up to whole number.
[15.6-27.4]
24.1
[19.2-29.0]
18.8Footnote *
[10.8-26.8]
19.1
[13.5-24.6]
21.3
[16.2-26.4]
16.8Footnote *
[9.8-23.7]
12.1
[9.3-15.0]
12.2
[9.9-14.6]
12.0Footnote *
[7.3-16.7]
Grades 7-9 12.4
[9.2-15.7]
13.3
[9.9-16.7]
11.6Footnote *
[6.7-16.4]
9.9
[7.3-12.4]
10.8
[7.6-14.0]
8.9Footnote *
[5.4-12.4]
9.3
[6.9-11.8]
9.8
[6.9-12.7]
8.9Footnote *
[5.2-12.5]
Grades 10-12 29.2
[20.4-38.1]
33.3
[24.9-41.7]
25.0Footnote *
[13.2-36.8]
26.9Footnote *
[18.0-35.7]
30.0
[21.1-38.9]
23.5Rounds up to whole number. Footnote *
[12.7-34.4]
14.5Rounds up to whole number.
[10.8-18.3]
14.3
[10.9-17.8]
14.7Footnote *
[8.1-21.4]
SK 29.6
[26.1-33.0]
29.1
[25.0-33.2]
30.0
[25.7-34.4]
26.8
[23.5-30.1]
27.0
[23.0-31.1]
26.6
[22.7-30.4]
14.4
[11.9-17.0]
13.3
[10.0-16.6]
15.6
[12.6-18.6]
Grades 7-9 18.0
[13.7-22.4]
15.6
[11.8-19.4]
20.5Rounds down to whole number.
[14.7-26.2]
14.7
[11.3-18.2]
13.4
[10.0-16.9]
16.1
[11.8-20.3]
11.6Footnote *
[7.5-15.7]
9.2Footnote *
[5.9-12.5]
14.1Footnote *
[8.7-19.4]
Grades 10-12 39.9
[35.4-44.5]
41.1
[35.2-47.1]
38.7
[33.4-44.0]
37.6
[32.9-42.3]
39.2
[33.2-45.2]
36.0
[30.7-41.4]
17.0
[14.3-19.7]
16.9
[12.2-21.7]
17.0
[14.0-20.0]
AB 19.9
[15.8-23.9]
21.7
[17.4-26.0]
17.9
[13.7-22.1]
17.5Rounds up to whole number.
[13.3-21.7]
19.7
[15.1-24.2]
15.3
[11.0-19.5]
11.2
[9.7-12.7]
11.3
[9.3-13.4]
11.1
[9.3-12.9]
Grades 7-9 9.8
[8.1-11.4]
10.0
[8.2-11.8]
9.5Rounds up to whole number.
[6.8-12.3]
7.3
[6.1-8.6]
8.2
[6.6-9.7]
6.5Rounds down to whole number.
[4.8-8.2]
6.9
[5.6-8.2]
6.5Rounds up to whole number.
[5.1-7.9]
7.2
[5.1-9.4]
Grades 10-12 30.4
[22.3-38.5]
33.9
[25.3-42.4]
26.8
[18.6-35.0]
28.2
[19.8-36.6]
31.8
[22.7-40.8]
24.5Rounds up to whole number. Footnote *
[15.9-33.1]
15.8
[13.1-18.5]
16.4
[12.3-20.5]
15.2
[12.4-18.0]
BC 27.6
[23.8-31.5]
28.4
[23.0-33.9]
26.8
[23.6-30.1]
25.8
[22.2-29.5]
26.6
[21.3-31.9]
25.1
[22.0-28.1]
13.1
[10.6-15.6]
12.9
[9.6-16.3]
13.3
[11.2-15.4]
Grades 7-9 15.4
[12.2-18.6]
15.0
[11.8-18.3]
15.8
[11.7-19.8]
13.6
[10.6-16.6]
13.1
[10.0-16.3]
14.0
[10.3-17.7]
10.2
[8.0-12.5]
10.1
[7.8-12.4]
10.4
[7.4-13.3]
Grades 10-12 38.5Rounds up to whole number.
[33.5-43.6]
40.3
[32.2-48.4]
36.7
[32.8-40.6]
36.8
[32.0-41.6]
38.6
[30.7-46.5]
35.0
[31.2-38.7]
15.7
[12.5-18.9]
15.5Rounds up to whole number.Footnote *
[10.4-20.7]
15.9
[13.6-18.2]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 6 Footnotes

Table 6 Footnote 1

Use of e-cigarettes with or without nicotine

Return to footnote 1 referrer

Table 6 Footnote 2

Secondary I-III in Quebec.

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Table 6 Footnote 3

Secondary IV-V in Quebec.

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Table 6 Footnote *

Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

Return to footnote * referrer

Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19

Table 7. Pattern of use of electronic cigarettes in the past 30 days, by nicotine content, grouped grades and sex, Canada, 2018-19
  I have never tried
(%)
Tried, but did
not use in the last 30 days
(%)
Less than weekly, but
at least once in the last 30 days
(%)
Less than daily, but at least once a week
(%)
Daily or almost daily
(%)
With nicotine
Grades 7-9Footnote 1 84.7
[83.1-86.3]
6.7
[5.9-7.5]
3.6
[3.1-4.0]
2.6
[2.2-2.9]
2.5Rounds down to whole number.
[2.0-2.9]
Male 84.6
[82.5-86.7]
6.4
[5.5-7.3]
3.6
[3.0-4.2]
2.7
[2.2-3.2]
2.7
[2.2-3.3]
Female 84.7
[83.2-86.3]
7.0
[6.0-8.1]
3.6
[3.0-4.1]
2.4
[2.0-2.9]
2.2
[1.7-2.7]
Grades 10-12Footnote 2 59.0
[52.7-65.4]
14.2
[12.1-16.3]
8.7
[7.3-10.2]
6.4
[5.1-7.8]
11.6
[9.3-14.0]
Male 58.3
[53.4-63.1]
13.1
[11.5-14.7]
7.6
[6.3-8.9]
7.1
[5.3-9.0]
13.9
[11.3-16.5]
Female 59.8
[50.7-68.9]
15.3
[12.0-18.6]
9.9
[7.5-12.3]
5.7
[4.3-7.2]
9.3Footnote *
[5.8-12.7]
All grades (7-12) 71.9
[68.2-75.6]
10.4
[9.1-11.7]
6.2
[5.3-7.0]
4.5Rounds down to whole number.
[3.7-5.3]
7.0
[5.7-8.3]
Male 71.4
[68.2-74.6]
9.8
[8.7-10.8]
5.6
[4.8-6.4]
4.9
[3.8-6.0]
8.3
[6.9-9.7]
Female 72.4
[67.5-77.2]
11.1
[9.2-13.1]
6.7
[5.6-7.9]
4.1
[3.3-4.8]
5.7Footnote *
[3.8-7.6]
Without nicotine
Grades 7-9Footnote 1 81.8
[80.2-83.5]
10.2
[9.4-11.0]
3.9
[3.4-4.4]
2.6
[2.0-3.1]
1.5Rounds down to whole number.
[1.2-1.7]
Male 81.6
[79.7-83.4]
9.8
[9.0-10.7]
4.0
[3.3-4.6]
2.9Footnote *
[1.9-3.9]
1.7
[1.4-2.1]
Female 82.1
[80.4-83.9]
10.6
[9.4-11.7]
3.8
[3.3-4.3]
2.2
[1.9-2.6]
1.2
[0.9-1.5]
Grades 10-12Footnote 2 60.4
[55.8-64.9]
25.0
[22.1-27.9]
8.4
[6.8-10.0]
3.8
[3.3-4.3]
2.5Rounds down to whole number.
[2.0-3.0]
Male 60.7
[56.8-64.6]
24.2
[21.5-27.0]
8.2
[6.5-10.0]
3.7
[3.2-4.3]
3.1
[2.4-3.8]
Female 60.1
[53.4-66.8]
25.7
[21.4-30.1]
8.5Rounds down to whole number.
[6.5-10.4]
3.8
[3.0-4.6]
1.8Footnote *
[1.2-2.5]
All grades (7-12) 71.2
[68.4-74.0]
17.5Rounds up to whole number.
[15.9-19.2]
6.1
[5.2-7.1]
3.2
[2.8-3.6]
2.0
[1.7-2.3]
Male 71.2
[68.7-73.6]
17.0
[15.4-18.6]
6.1
[5.0-7.2]
3.3
[2.8-3.8]
2.4
[2.0-2.9]
Female 71.2
[67.5-74.9]
18.1
[15.7-20.5]
6.1
[5.1-7.2]
3.0
[2.5-3.5]
1.5Rounds up to whole number.
[1.2-1.9]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 7 Footnotes

Table 7 Footnote 1

Secondary I-III in Quebec.

Return to footnote 1 referrer

Table 7 Footnote 2

Secondary IV-V in Quebec.

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Table 7 Footnote *

Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

Return to footnote * referrer

Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19

Table 8. Perceived risk of harm from using cigarettes and e-cigarettes, overall and by smoking status, Canada, 2018-19
  Total
(%)
Current
smoker
(%)
Former,
experimental
smoker or puffer
(%)
Never tried
smoking
(%)
Smoking cigarettes once in a while
No risk 9.3
[8.7-9.8]
19.3
[13.9-24.6]
14.3
[13.0-15.5]
7.9
[7.3-8.5]
Slight risk 42.8
[41.5-44.1]
51.1
[41.3-61.0]
49.5Rounds up to whole number.
[47.3-51.8]
41.2
[39.8-42.6]
Moderate risk 34.8
[33.4-36.2]
18.5Rounds down to whole number.
[14.2-22.7]
26.9
[25.3-28.6]
36.9
[35.5-38.3]
Great risk 9.0
[8.0-10.0]
4.2Footnote *
[2.6-5.7]
6.9Footnote *
[4.3-9.5]
9.6
[8.5-10.6]
Don't know 4.1
[3.7-4.6]
Footnote # 2.3
[1.9-2.7]
4.4
[3.9-4.9]
Smoking cigarettes on a regular basis
No risk 4.0
[3.5-4.4]
6.9
[4.8-9.1]
3.9
[2.9-5.0]
3.9
[3.4-4.4]
Slight risk 3.5Rounds down to whole number.
[3.2-3.8]
9.1
[6.6-11.7]
5.3
[4.2-6.4]
2.9
[2.6-3.3]
Moderate risk 23.2
[21.9-24.5]
38.2
[27.5-48.8]
24.3
[22.5-26.0]
22.5Rounds down to whole number.
[21.1-23.9]
Great risk 65.6
[64.1-67.1]
39.1
[29.3-49.0]
64.4
[61.5-67.2]
66.7
[65.1-68.4]
Don't know 3.8
[3.4-4.2]
Footnote # 2.1
[1.8-2.5]
4.0
[3.6-4.5]
Using e-cigarettes with nicotine once in a while
No risk 11.3
[10.5-12.0]
31.2Footnote *
[19.9-42.5]
19.6
[18.3-20.8]
8.9
[8.2-9.6]
Slight risk 36.8
[35.3-38.4]
42.3
[33.3-51.4]
44.4
[41.5-47.4]
35.1
[33.5-36.7]
Moderate risk 31.3
[30.3-32.4]
14.4
[10.6-18.2]
23.7
[21.9-25.5]
33.5Rounds down to whole number.
[32.4-34.6]
Great risk 12.7
[11.6-13.8]
4.6Footnote *
[2.9-6.3]
8.1Footnote *
[5.1-11.0]
14.0
[13.0-14.9]
Don't know 7.8
[7.3-8.4]
Footnote # 4.2
[3.6-4.9]
8.6
[8.0-9.2]
Using e-cigarettes with nicotine on a regular basis
No risk 5.8
[5.3-6.4]
13.2
[10.0-16.5]
8.1
[6.9-9.2]
5.1
[4.5-5.8]
Slight risk 11.9
[11.0-12.7]
35.2Footnote *
[22.2-48.2]
18.5Rounds up to whole number.
[16.7-20.4]
9.7
[8.9-10.5]
Moderate risk 32.6
[31.2-33.9]
29.8
[22.5-37.1]
39.4
[37.0-41.9]
31.3
[30.0-32.6]
Great risk 41.8
[40.1-43.5]
14.0Footnote *
[9.4-18.6]
29.3
[26.6-31.9]
45.3
[43.6-46.9]
Don't know 8.0
[7.5-8.4]
7.8Footnote *
[2.9-12.7]
4.7
[3.9-5.4]
8.6
[8.0-9.2]
Using e-cigarettes without nicotine once a while
No risk 32.5Rounds up to whole number.
[31.6-33.5]
52.2
[43.2-61.2]
47.5Rounds down to whole number.
[44.9-50.1]
28.8
[27.9-29.8]
Slight risk 37.1
[35.8-38.4]
28.4
[19.2-37.5]
34.0
[32.3-35.7]
38.0
[36.5-39.6]
Moderate risk 14.0
[13.3-14.7]
7.7
[5.2-10.2]
9.2
[7.7-10.8]
15.2
[14.4-16.0]
Great risk 7.0
[6.1-8.0]
3.5Rounds up to whole number.Footnote *
[2.0-5.1]
4.9Footnote *
[2.0-7.8]
7.6
[6.7-8.4]
Don't know 9.3
[8.7-9.9]
8.2Footnote *
[3.2-13.2]
4.4
[3.8-5.0]
10.3
[9.6-11.1]
Using e-cigarettes without nicotine on a regular basis
No risk 18.3
[17.4-19.3]
41.5Rounds down to whole number.
[30.9-52.1]
27.7
[25.5-29.9]
15.6
[14.6-16.7]
Slight risk 31.1
[29.1-33.1]
31.5Rounds down to whole number.
[22.6-40.3]
38.9
[34.7-43.1]
29.5Rounds up to whole number.
[27.7-31.3]
Moderate risk 27.2
[26.3-28.2]
13.2
[9.7-16.7]
20.7
[18.9-22.5]
29.0
[28.1-30.0]
Great risk 14.2
[13.0-15.3]
5.6Footnote *
[3.4-7.9]
8.2Footnote *
[5.4-11.0]
15.7
[14.4-16.9]
Don't know 9.2
[8.6-9.7]
8.2Footnote *
[3.3-13.2]
4.4
[3.8-5.0]
10.1
[9.5-10.8]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 8 Footnotes

Table 8 Footnote *

Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

Return to footnote * referrer

High sampling variability - although an estimate may be determined from the table, data should be suppressed.

Return to footnote # referrer

Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: 2018-19 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey

Table 9. Ever tried a tobacco product, by grouped grades and sex, Canada, 2018-19
  Any tobacco productFootnote 1
(%)
CigarettesFootnote 2
(%)
Cigars/cigarillos/
little cigars
(%)
Heated tobacco
products
(%)
Smokeless tobacco
(%)
Waterpipe
(%)
Grades 7-9Footnote 3 11.3
[10.2-12.3]
9.3
[8.4-10.1]
5.1
[4.6-5.7]
1.1
[0.9-1.3]
2.1
[1.8-2.3]
2.8
[2.3-3.3]
Male 11.4
[10.4-12.5]
9.1
[8.2-10.0]
5.3
[4.7-6.0]
1.2
[0.9-1.4]
2.4
[2.0-2.8]
2.9
[2.3-3.4]
Female 11.1
[9.6-12.5]
9.4
[8.2-10.7]
4.9
[4.2-5.6]
1.1
[0.8-1.3]
1.7
[1.4-2.0]
2.7
[2.2-3.3]
Grades 10-12Footnote 4 34.4
[30.8-38.0]
28.8
[25.0-32.5]
19.4
[16.6-22.1]
3.3
[2.3-4.3]
9.2
[7.4-11.1]
10.9
[9.5-12.3]
Male 35.8
[31.8-39.9]
29.2
[25.3-33.1]
23.0
[19.7-26.3]
4.5Rounds down to whole number. Footnote *
[2.6-6.4]
13.7
[10.5-17.0]
12.1
[9.6-14.5]
Female 32.9
[27.4-38.5]
28.3
[23.3-33.3]
15.7
[13.0-18.4]
2.1
[1.5-2.7]
4.6
[3.8-5.4]
9.8
[8.4-11.2]
All grades (7-12) 22.8
[20.7-24.9]
18.9
[16.9-20.9]
12.2
[10.7-13.7]
2.2
[1.7-2.7]
5.6
[4.7-6.6]
6.9
[6.0-7.7]
Male 23.6
[21.4-25.9]
19.1
[16.9-21.2]
14.1
[12.3-15.9]
2.8Footnote *
[1.8-3.8]
8.1
[6.4-9.7]
7.5Rounds down to whole number.
[6.2-8.8]
Female 21.9
[18.9-24.9]
18.8
[16.1-21.4]
10.2
[8.7-11.7]
1.6
[1.3-1.9]
3.1
[2.7-3.6]
6.2
[5.5-7.0]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 9 Footnotes

Table 9 Footnote 1

Any tobacco product includes lifetime use of cigarettes, cigarillos or little cigars, cigars, smokeless tobacco, waterpipe tobacco or herbal, and heated tobacco products. E-cigarettes are excluded.

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Table 9 Footnote 2

Ever tried, even just a few puffs.

Return to footnote 2 referrer

Table 9 Footnote 3

Secondary I-III in Quebec.

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Table 9 Footnote 4

Secondary IV-V in Quebec.

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Table 9 Footnote *

Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

Return to footnote * referrer

Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19

Table 10. Past-30-day use of a tobacco product, by grouped grades and sex, Canada, 2018-19
  Any tobacco productFootnote 1
(%)
CigarettesFootnote 2
(%)
Cigars/Cigarillos/
little cigars
(%)
Heated tobacco products
(%)
Smokeless tobacco
(%)
Waterpipe
(%)
Grades 7-9Footnote 3 3.3
[2.9-3.7]
2.2
[1.9-2.5]
1.4
[1.2-1.7]
0.5Rounds down to whole number.
[0.3-0.6]
0.6
[0.5-0.8]
1.0
[0.7-1.3]
Male 3.3
[2.8-3.8]
2.2
[1.7-2.6]
1.7
[1.4-2.0]
0.5Rounds up to whole number.
[0.4-0.7]
0.8
[0.6-1.0]
1.1
[0.8-1.4]
Female 3.3
[2.7-3.8]
2.2
[1.8-2.5]
1.2
[0.9-1.4]
0.4Footnote *
[0.2-0.5]
0.5Rounds down to whole number. Footnote *
[0.3-0.6]
0.9Footnote *
[0.6-1.2]
Grades 10-12Footnote 4 12.4
[10.9-14.0]
8.8
[7.3-10.2]
4.9
[4.0-5.8]
1.6Footnote *
[0.6-2.6]
2.5Rounds down to whole number.
[1.8-3.2]
3.3
[2.3-4.3]
Male 14.3
[11.7-16.9]
9.3
[7.1-11.5]
6.8
[5.0-8.6]
Footnote # 4.3
[3.0-5.6]
4.2Footnote *
[2.5-5.9]
Female 10.5Rounds down to whole number.
[9.0-11.9]
8.2
[6.7-9.7]
2.9
[2.3-3.5]
0.5Rounds up to whole number. Footnote *
[0.3-0.7]
0.6
[0.5-0.8]
2.4
[1.7-3.1]
All grades (7-12) 7.8
[7.0-8.7]
5.4
[4.7-6.2]
3.2
[2.7-3.6]
1.0Footnote *
[0.5-1.5]
1.5Rounds up to whole number.
[1.2-1.9]
2.1
[1.6-2.7]
Male 8.8
[7.4-10.2]
5.7
[4.6-6.9]
4.2
[3.3-5.2]
1.6Footnote *
[0.6-2.6]
2.5Rounds up to whole number.
[1.9-3.2]
2.6
[1.8-3.5]
Female 6.8
[6.0-7.7]
5.2
[4.4-5.9]
2.0
[1.7-2.4]
0.4
[0.3-0.6]
0.5Rounds up to whole number.
[0.4-0.7]
1.6
[1.2-2.1]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 10 Footnotes

Table 10 Footnote 1

Any tobacco product includes past-30 day use of cigarettes, cigarillos or little cigars, cigars, smokeless tobacco, waterpipe tobacco or herbal, and heated tobacco products. E-cigarettes are excluded

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Table 10 Footnote 2

Smoked one or more cigarettes in the past 30 days.

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Table 10 Footnote 3

Secondary I-III in Quebec.

Return to footnote 3 referrer

Table 10 Footnote 4

Secondary IV-V in Quebec.

Return to footnote 4 referrer

Table 10 Footnote *

Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

Return to footnote * referrer

Table 10 Footnote #

High sampling variability - although an estimate may be determined from the table, data should be suppressed.

Return to footnote # referrer

Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19

Table 11. Past-30-day use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, any tobacco product, by province, sex and grouped grades, Canada, 2018-19
  CigarettesFootnote 1
(%)
E-cigarettesFootnote 2
(%)
E-cigarettes with nicotine
(%)
E-cigarettes without nicotine
(%)
Any tobacco
productFootnote 3
(%)
Canada 5.4
[4.7-6.2]
20.2
[17.5-23.0]
17.7
[15.1-20.2]
11.3
[9.9-12.7]
7.8
[7.0-8.7]
Male 5.7
[4.6-6.9]
21.5Rounds down to whole number.
[18.9-24.0]
18.8
[16.3-21.3]
11.8
[10.4-13.3]
8.8
[7.4-10.2]
Female 5.2
[4.4-5.9]
18.9
[15.5-22.3]
16.5Rounds down to whole number.
[13.3-19.7]
10.7
[9.2-12.2]
6.8
[6.0-7.7]
Grades 7-9Footnote 4 2.2
[1.9-2.5]
11.1
[9.8-12.3]
8.6
[7.6-9.6]
8.0
[6.9-9.0]
3.3
[2.9-3.7]
Grades 10-12Footnote 5 8.8
[7.3-10.2]
29.4
[24.7-34.1]
26.8
[22.3-31.3]
14.6
[12.6-16.6]
12.4
[10.9-14.0]
NL 9.5Rounds up to whole number.
[8.3-10.8]
29.9
[26.1-33.7]
26.2
[22.6-29.8]
19.1
[16.0-22.2]
11.7
[10.3-13.0]
Male 10.3
[8.5-12.1]
32.9
[28.3-37.6]
28.6
[24.1-33.0]
20.5Rounds down to whole number.
[16.6-24.3]
13.0
[11.2-14.8]
Female 8.7
[7.3-10.1]
26.7
[23.3-30.1]
23.7
[20.3-27.0]
17.7
[15.0-20.3]
10.3
[8.7-11.8]
Grades 7-9 4.1Footnote *
[1.9-6.2]
17.0
[13.9-20.0]
13.6
[11.3-15.9]
12.4
[9.7-15.1]
5.2Footnote *
[2.7-7.8]
Grades 10-12 14.8
[13.0-16.6]
42.1
[36.4-47.7]
38.0
[32.5-43.6]
25.4
[20.2-30.7]
17.8
[16.0-19.6]
PE 8.4Footnote *
[5.6-11.1]
26.7
[23.5-29.8]
23.6
[20.5-26.6]
15.6
[13.2-18.0]
11.3
[8.4-14.1]
Male 9.2Footnote *
[6.1-12.2]
27.7
[22.9-32.4]
25.2
[20.5-29.9]
14.8
[12.2-17.5]
13.2
[9.8-16.6]
Female 7.6Footnote *
[5.0-10.1]
25.6
[23.5-27.8]
21.9
[20.1-23.8]
16.3
[14.0-18.6]
9.3
[6.7-11.9]
Grades 7-9 3.6
[2.5-4.7]
13.7
[11.6-15.8]
10.8
[9.1-12.5]
10.4
[8.8-12.0]
4.8
[3.4-6.2]
Grades 10-12 13.1Footnote *
[7.9-18.4]
39.3
[33.9-44.7]
36.0
[30.6-41.5]
20.7
[16.6-24.9]
17.7
[12.4-23.0]
NS 7.5Rounds up to whole number.
[6.3-8.8]
25.1
[22.3-27.8]
22.2
[19.6-24.9]
14.7
[12.9-16.4]
9.9
[8.4-11.4]
Male 7.9
[6.2-9.7]
24.9
[21.9-27.8]
22.7
[20.1-25.4]
13.7
[11.2-16.2]
11.0
[8.9-13.1]
Female 7.1
[6.2-8.1]
25.3
[22.0-28.6]
21.8
[18.4-25.1]
15.6
[13.2-18.1]
8.8
[7.6-10.0]
Grades 7-9 2.6
[1.8-3.5]
12.4
[10.5-14.4]
9.9
[7.9-12.0]
8.4
[7.0-9.8]
3.8
[2.8-4.7]
Grades 10-12 12.3
[10.1-14.5]
37.1
[32.3-41.9]
34.0
[29.6-38.5]
20.6
[17.5-23.6]
15.8
[13.0-18.6]
NB 10.7
[9.6-11.7]
27.7
[25.8-29.7]
24.5Rounds down to whole number.
[22.7-26.3]
17.7
[16.3-19.2]
13.6
[12.3-14.9]
Male 11.6
[10.0-13.3]
30.4
[27.9-33.0]
27.3
[24.8-29.8]
19.0
[17.0-20.9]
15.7
[13.8-17.6]
Female 9.7
[8.5-10.8]
25.0
[22.9-27.2]
21.6
[19.7-23.6]
16.5Rounds down to whole number.
[14.7-18.2]
11.5Rounds up to whole number.
[10.3-12.8]
Grades 7-9 4.7
[3.7-5.6]
14.4
[12.4-16.5]
11.2
[9.5-12.9]
11.4
[9.6-13.2]
5.6
[4.6-6.6]
Grades 10-12 16.0
[14.3-17.7]
39.4
[36.4-42.4]
36.2
[33.4-39.0]
23.3
[21.1-25.5]
20.7
[18.7-22.8]
QC 5.9
[4.8-6.9]
16.7
[14.0-19.5]
13.4
[10.9-15.9]
12.6
[10.2-14.9]
8.9
[7.5-10.3]
Male 6.0
[4.7-7.4]
19.0
[15.7-22.2]
14.9
[12.1-17.7]
14.6
[11.8-17.4]
9.7
[8.0-11.3]
Female 5.7
[4.7-6.7]
14.5Rounds down to whole number.
[11.7-17.2]
11.8
[9.4-14.2]
10.5Rounds down to whole number.
[8.4-12.5]
8.0
[6.6-9.5]
Secondary I-III 4.5Rounds down to whole number.
[3.3-5.6]
13.5Rounds down to whole number.
[10.6-16.3]
10.4
[7.9-12.8]
10.7
[8.2-13.2]
6.4
[4.9-7.9]
Secondary IV-V 8.2
[6.8-9.7]
22.4
[19.1-25.7]
18.6
[15.5-21.7]
15.8
[13.1-18.4]
13.2
[11.4-15.0]
ON 4.4Footnote *
[2.7-6.0]
17.8Footnote *
[11.7-23.8]
15.4Footnote *
[9.7-21.0]
9.1
[6.2-12.1]
5.9
[4.1-7.6]
Male 4.8Footnote *
[2.2-7.4]
18.6
[13.2-24.0]
16.0Footnote *
[10.7-21.3]
9.6
[6.7-12.6]
6.7Footnote *
[3.8-9.7]
Female 3.9Footnote *
[2.3-5.5]
16.9Footnote *
[9.5-24.4]
14.7Footnote *
[7.7-21.7]
8.6Footnote *
[5.4-11.8]
5.0
[3.5-6.5]
Grades 7-9 0.8Footnote *
[0.4-1.2]
7.6
[5.1-10.1]
5.5Rounds down to whole number.Footnote *
[3.7-7.3]
5.2Footnote *
[3.2-7.2]
1.4Footnote *
[0.9-1.9]
Grades 10-12 7.5Rounds down to whole number.Footnote *
[4.7-10.3]
26.4Footnote *
[16.8-36.1]
23.8Footnote *
[14.6-33.0]
12.4
[8.4-16.5]
9.7
[6.8-12.7]
MB 5.6Footnote *
[3.3-8.0]
21.5Rounds up to whole number.
[15.6-27.4]
19.1
[13.5-24.6]
12.1
[9.3-15.0]
8.1Footnote *
[5.0-11.3]
Male 5.0Footnote *
[2.9-7.1]
24.1
[19.2-29.0]
21.3
[16.2-26.4]
12.2
[9.9-14.6]
8.7Footnote *
[5.5-11.8]
Female 6.2Footnote *
[3.3-9.1]
18.8Footnote *
[10.8-26.8]
16.8Footnote *
[9.8-23.7]
12.0Footnote *
[7.3-16.7]
7.6Footnote *
[4.2-11.0]
Grades 7-9 2.1Footnote *
[0.9-3.3]
12.4
[9.2-15.7]
9.9
[7.3-12.4]
9.3
[6.9-11.8]
3.3Footnote *
[1.7-4.8]
Grades 10-12 8.6Footnote *
[4.8-12.4]
29.2
[20.4-38.1]
26.9Footnote *
[18.0-35.7]
14.5Rounds up to whole number.
[10.8-18.3]
12.3Footnote *
[7.1-17.4]
SK 12.4Footnote *
[6.7-18.2]
29.6
[26.1-33.0]
26.8
[23.5-30.1]
14.4
[11.9-17.0]
16.8Footnote *
[10.4-23.2]
Male 11.9Footnote *
[6.7-17.1]
29.1
[25.0-33.2]
27.0
[23.0-31.1]
13.3
[10.0-16.6]
18.1Footnote *
[12.1-24.1]
Female 13.0Footnote *
[6.4-19.6]
30.0
[25.7-34.4]
26.6
[22.7-30.4]
15.6
[12.6-18.6]
15.5Rounds up to whole number.Footnote *
[8.3-22.8]
Grades 7-9 5.6Footnote *
[3.5-7.7]
18.0
[13.7-22.4]
14.7
[11.3-18.2]
11.6Footnote *
[7.5-15.7]
7.9Footnote *
[4.7-11.1]
Grades 10-12 18.7Footnote *
[8.5-28.9]
39.9
[35.4-44.5]
37.6
[32.9-42.3]
17.0
[14.3-19.7]
24.9Footnote *
[13.9-35.8]
AB 4.7
[3.7-5.8]
19.9
[15.8-23.9]
17.5Rounds up to whole number.
[13.3-21.7]
11.2
[9.7-12.7]
7.7
[6.2-9.3]
Male 5.3
[4.2-6.4]
21.7
[17.4-26.0]
19.7
[15.1-24.2]
11.3
[9.3-13.4]
9.3
[7.1-11.5]
Female 4.1Footnote *
[2.8-5.5]
17.9
[13.7-22.1]
15.3
[11.0-19.5]
11.1
[9.3-12.9]
6.1
[4.7-7.6]
Grades 7-9 1.4Footnote *
[0.8-1.9]
9.8
[8.1-11.4]
7.3
[6.1-8.6]
6.9
[5.6-8.2]
2.4
[1.7-3.1]
Grades 10-12 8.3
[6.3-10.3]
30.4
[22.3-38.5]
28.2
[19.8-36.6]
15.8
[13.1-18.5]
13.5Rounds up to whole number.
[10.4-16.7]
BC 5.5Rounds down to whole number.
[4.0-7.0]
27.6
[23.8-31.5]
25.8
[22.2-29.5]
13.1
[10.6-15.6]
8.7
[6.9-10.6]
Male 5.3Footnote *
[3.3-7.4]
28.4
[23.0-33.9]
26.6
[21.3-31.9]
12.9
[9.6-16.3]
9.6
[6.8-12.3]
Female 5.6
[4.3-6.9]
26.8
[23.6-30.1]
25.1
[22.0-28.1]
13.3
[11.2-15.4]
7.9
[6.2-9.6]
Grades 7-9 1.7Footnote *
[1.0-2.3]
15.4
[12.2-18.6]
13.6
[10.6-16.6]
10.2
[8.0-12.5]
2.8Footnote *
[1.8-3.8]
Grades 10-12 9.0
[6.4-11.6]
38.5Rounds up to whole number.
[33.5-43.6]
36.8
[32.0-41.6]
15.7
[12.5-18.9]
14.1
[10.9-17.3]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 11 Footnotes

Table 11 Footnote 1

Smoked one or more cigarettes in the past 30 days.

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Table 11 Footnote 2

Includes using e-cigarettes with or without nicotine, or both.

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Table 11 Footnote 3

Any tobacco product includes past-30 day use of cigarettes, cigarillos or little cigars, cigars, smokeless tobacco, waterpipe tobacco or herbal, and heated tobacco products. E-cigarettes are excluded.

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Table 11 Footnote 4

Secondary I-III in Quebec.

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Table 11 Footnote 5

Secondary IV-V in Quebec.

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Table 11 Footnote *

Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

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Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19

Table 12. Past twelve-month use and mean age at first use of alcohol and cannabisFootnote 1, by grouped grades, Canada, 2018-19
  Total Grades 7-9Footnote 2 Grades 10-12Footnote 3
(%) Mean age (%) Mean age (%) Mean age
Alcohol 44.1
[40.1-48.2]
13.4
[13.3-13.5]
24.9
[23.2-26.6]
12.1
[12.0-12.2]
63.5Rounds up to whole number.
[56.6-70.4]
14.1
[14.0-14.1]
High Risk DrinkingFootnote 4 23.4
[21.1-25.8]
14.5
[14.4-14.7]
8.8
[8.0-9.6]
13.1
[13.0-13.2]
38.5Rounds down to whole number.
[34.1-42.9]
14.9
[14.7-15.0]
Energy Drinks/Alcohol 16.4
[15.0-17.8]
N/A 10.0
[9.2-10.8]
N/A 22.9
[20.5-25.4]
N/A
High Alcohol/Sweetened DrinksFootnote 5 19.4
[16.8-22.0]
N/A 9.2
[8.4-10.0]
N/A 29.6
[25.0-34.3]
N/A
Cannabis 18.1
[16.3-19.8]
14.3
[14.1-14.4]
7.0
[6.2-7.8]
12.8
[12.7-12.9]
29.4
[26.2-32.5]
14.7
[14.5-14.8]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 12 Footnotes

Table 12 Footnote 1

Cannabis includes marijuana, hash and hash oil.

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Table 12 Footnote 2

Secondary I-III in Quebec.

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Table 12 Footnote 3

Secondary IV-V in Quebec.

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Table 12 Footnote 4

Five or more drinks on one occasion.

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Table 12 Footnote 5

Sweetened high alcohol content beverages (7% alcohol or higher), (e.g., Four Loko, FCKD UP or Clubtails).

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Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

N/A - cannot be established due to multiple entries included in category.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19.

Table 13. Past twelve-month use and mean age at first use of alcohol and cannabisFootnote 1, by sex, Canada, 2018-19
  Total Male Female
(%) Mean age (%) Mean age (%) Mean age
Alcohol 44.1
[40.1-48.2]
13.4
[13.3-13.5]
43.5Rounds down to whole number.
[40.2-46.7]
13.3
[13.2-13.4]
44.8
[39.5-50.1]
13.6
[13.4-13.7]
High Risk DrinkingFootnote 2 23.4
[21.1-25.8]
14.5
[14.4-14.7]
23.8
[21.6-25.9]
14.5
[14.4-14.6]
23.1
[20.1-26.2]
14.6
[14.4-14.7]
Energy Drinks/Alcohol 16.4
[15.0-17.8]
N/A 16.5Rounds down to whole number.
[14.7-18.3]
N/A 16.4
[14.5-18.3]
N/A
High Alcohol/Sweetened DrinksFootnote 3 19.4
[16.8-22.0]
N/A 16.4
[14.6-18.2]
N/A 22.5Rounds down to whole number.
[18.8-26.1]
N/A
Cannabis 18.1
[16.3-19.8]
14.3
[14.1-14.4]
18.0
[15.9-20.2]
14.2
[14.1-14.3]
18.1
[16.0-20.3]
14.4
[14.2-14.6]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 13 Footnotes

Table 13 Footnote 1

Cannabis includes marijuana, hash and hash oil.

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Table 13 Footnote 2

Five or more drinks on one occasion.

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Table 13 Footnote 3

Sweetened high alcohol content beverages (7% alcohol or higher), (e.g., Four Loko, FCKD UP or Clubtails).

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Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

N/A - cannot be established due to multiple entries included in category.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19

Table 14. Past twelve-month use of cannabisFootnote 1, by past twelve-month use of alcohol, by sex and grouped grades, Canada, 2018-19
  Used cannabis
(%)
Did not use cannabis
(%)
Grades 7-12
Used alcohol 17.4
[15.5-19.2]
26.5Rounds up to whole number.
[23.7-29.4]
Did not use alcohol 1.0
[0.8-1.2]
55.2
[51.1-59.2]
Male
Used alcohol 17.3
[15.3-19.3]
26.0
[23.2-28.9]
Did not use alcohol 1.1
[0.8-1.4]
55.6
[52.2-58.9]
Female
Used alcohol 17.4
[14.9-19.9]
27.0
[23.6-30.4]
Did not use alcohol 0.8
[0.6-1.1]
54.7
[49.5-60.0]
Grades 7-9Footnote 2
Used alcohol 6.1
[5.3-6.8]
18.7
[17.3-20.1]
Did not use alcohol 0.8
[0.6-1.0]
74.4
[72.8-76.1]
Grades 10-12Footnote 3
Used alcohol 28.7
[25.5-32.0]
34.4
[29.7-39.2]
Did not use alcohol 1.1
[0.9-1.4]
35.7
[28.7-42.8]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 14 Footnotes

Table 14 Footnote 1

Cannabis includes marijuana, hash and hash oil.

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Table 14 Footnote 2

Secondary I-III in Quebec.

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Table 14 Footnote 3

Secondary IV-V in Quebec.

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Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19.

Table 15. Past twelve-month use of illicit and other drugs, by grouped grades and sex, Canada, 2018-19
  Total
(%)
Grades 7-9Footnote 1
(%)
Grades 10-12Footnote 2
(%)
Male
(%)
Female
(%)
Amphetamines 1.3Footnote *
[0.8-1.8]
0.7
[0.6-0.9]
1.9Footnote *
[1.0-2.8]
1.6Footnote *
[0.9-2.3]
1.0
[0.7-1.2]
MDMA (Ecstasy) 2.0
[1.5-2.4]
0.8
[0.6-1.0]
3.2
[2.3-4.0]
2.6
[1.8-3.3]
1.4
[1.1-1.6]
Hallucinogens 3.5Rounds down to whole number.
[2.8-4.2]
1.2
[1.0-1.4]
5.8
[4.5-7.0]
4.5Rounds down to whole number.
[3.4-5.6]
2.5Rounds down to whole number.
[2.1-2.9]
Heroin 0.5Rounds up to whole number.
[0.4-0.7]
0.4
[0.3-0.5]
0.7
[0.5-0.9]
0.8
[0.6-1.0]
0.3
[0.2-0.3]
Cocaine 2.2
[1.7-2.6]
0.9
[0.7-1.1]
3.4
[2.5-4.3]
2.6
[1.9-3.4]
1.7
[1.3-2.0]
Salvia 0.8Footnote *
[0.5-1.2]
0.5Rounds down to whole number.
[0.4-0.6]
1.2Footnote *
[0.6-1.8]
1.2Footnote *
[0.6-1.8]
0.5Footnote * Rounds down to whole number.
[0.3-0.7]
Any of 5 Illicit DrugsFootnote 3 5.2
[4.4-6.0]
2.1
[1.8-2.4]
8.3
[6.9-9.8]
6.4
[5.1-7.8]
3.9
[3.4-4.4]
Glue/Gas 1.3
[1.1-1.4]
1.4
[1.2-1.6]
1.2
[0.9-1.4]
1.5Rounds down to whole number.
[1.2-1.7]
1.1
[0.9-1.3]
Synthetic Cannabinoids 3.7
[3.2-4.1]
2.3
[1.9-2.6]
5.1
[4.3-5.8]
3.9
[3.3-4.5]
3.4
[2.9-3.9]
BZP/TFMPP 0.6Footnote *
[0.3-0.9]
0.3
[0.2-0.4]
Footnote # Footnote # 0.2Footnote *
[0.1-0.3]
Bath Salts 0.5Rounds up to whole number.
[0.4-0.6]
0.5Rounds up to whole number.
[0.4-0.6]
0.6
[0.4-0.7]
0.7
[0.5-0.9]
0.4
[0.3-0.5]
Other Psychoactive Substances 0.7Footnote *
[0.4-1.0]
0.4Footnote *
[0.2-0.5]
1.0Footnote *
[0.4-1.6]
1.1Footnote *
[0.5-1.7]
0.3
[0.2-0.3]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 15 Footnotes

Table 15 Footnote 1

Secondary I-III in Quebec.

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Table 15 Footnote 2

Secondary IV-V in Quebec.

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Table 15 Footnote 3

Any of 5 illicit drugs include at least one of the following: amphetamines (speed, ice, meth); MDMA (ecstasy, E, X); hallucinogens (LSD or acid, PCP, magic mushrooms, mesc) and salvia (divine sage, magic mint, sally D); heroin (smack, junk, crank); cocaine (crack, blow, snow).

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Table 15 Footnote 4

Other psychoactive substances include at least one of the following: 2Cs, NBOMe, tryptamines.

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Table 15 Footnote *

Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

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Table 15 Footnote #

High sampling variability - although an estimate may be determined from the table, data should be suppressed.

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Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19.

Table 16. Past twelve-month use of medications to get high, by grouped grades and sex, Canada,
2018-19
  Total
(%)
Grades 7-9Footnote 1
(%)
Grades 10-12Footnote 2
(%)
Male
(%)
Female
(%)
Sedatives/Tranquilizers 2.1
[1.6-2.5]
1.1
[0.9-1.3]
3.1
[2.2-3.9]
2.2
[1.5-2.9]
2.0
[1.5-2.4]
StimulantsFootnote 3 4.3
[3.6-5.1]
2.7
[2.4-2.9]
6.1
[4.7-7.5]
5.0
[3.8-6.2]
3.7
[3.2-4.2]
Treatment for ADHD 2.7
[2.0-3.5]
1.6
[1.4-1.8]
3.9Footnote *
[2.5-5.3]
3.5Rounds up to whole number.
[2.5-4.5]
2.0
[1.5-2.5]
Other Stimulants 2.8
[2.1-3.4]
1.6
[1.4-1.8]
4.0
[2.8-5.2]
2.9Footnote *
[1.8-4.0]
2.7
[2.2-3.2]
Pain RelieversFootnote 4 3.2
[2.9-3.6]
1.8
[1.6-2.0]
4.7
[4.1-5.4]
4.0
[3.3-4.7]
2.5Rounds down to whole number.
[2.2-2.8]
Oxycodone 1.2
[0.9-1.5]
0.6
[0.4-0.7]
1.8Footnote *
[1.2-2.5]
1.6Footnote *
[1.0-2.2]
0.8
[0.5-1.1]
Fentanyl 0.7
[0.5-0.8]
0.5Rounds down to whole number.
[0.4-0.6]
0.9
[0.7-1.0]
1.0
[0.8-1.2]
0.4
[0.3-0.5]
Other Prescribed Pain Relievers 2.8
[2.4-3.1]
1.5Rounds down to whole number.
[1.3-1.7]
4.1
[3.4-4.7]
3.4
[2.8-4.0]
2.1
[1.8-2.4]
PharmaceuticalsFootnote 5 6.6
[5.9-7.4]
4.1
[3.7-4.5]
9.2
[7.8-10.5]
7.6
[6.4-8.8]
5.6
[5.1-6.1]
Sleeping MedicineFootnote 6 4.0
[3.5-4.5]
3.2
[2.9-3.6]
4.8
[3.9-5.7]
3.9
[2.9-4.8]
4.1
[3.6-4.6]
Dextromethorphan 6.0
[5.5-6.5]
5.2
[4.8-5.6]
6.8
[6.0-7.6]
6.4
[5.4-7.4]
5.6
[5.2-6.1]
Gravol® 4.8
[4.3-5.4]
4.3
[4.0-4.7]
5.3
[4.4-6.2]
4.6
[3.8-5.4]
5.0
[4.3-5.8]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 16 Footnotes

Table 16 Footnote 1

Secondary I-III in Quebec.

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Table 16 Footnote 2

Secondary IV-V in Quebec.

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Table 16 Footnote 3

Stimulants used to get high include at least one of following: medicine to treat ADHD (Ritalin®, Concerta®, Adderall®, Dexedrine®) and other stimulants (uppers and bennies).

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Table 16 Footnote 4

Pain relievers used to get high include at least one of the following: oxycodone, fentanyl or other prescribed pain relievers (codeine, morphine, Tylenol 3® etc.).

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Table 16 Footnote 5

Psychoactive pharmaceutical drugs used to get high include at least one of the following: tranquilizers or sedatives (tranqs, downers); stimulants (uppers, bennies) or ADHD treatment; pain relievers (oxycodone, fentanyl or other prescribed pain relievers (codeine, morphine, Tylenol 3® etc.)).

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Table 16 Footnote 6

Includes Sleeping medicine from a store (Nytol®, Unisom®, …).

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Table 16 Footnote *

Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

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Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19.

Table 17. Past twelve-month use of alcohol, cannabisFootnote 1 and psychoactive pharmaceuticals, by province, Canada, 2018-19
  Pop'n estimate
('000)
Alcohol
(%)
High risk drinkingFootnote 2
(%)
Cannabis
(%)
PharmaceuticalsFootnote 3
(%)
Canada 2,128 44.1
[40.1-48.2]
23.4
[21.1-25.8]
18.1
[16.3-19.8]
6.6
[5.9-7.4]
NL 28 47.6
[45.5-49.6]
29.0
[27.5-30.5]
24.1
[22.5-25.7]
7.7
[6.5-9.0]
PE 9 43.0
[39.0-46.9]
27.4
[23.0-31.8]
18.7
[15.5-22.0]
6.1
[5.1-7.0]
NS 54 41.2
[38.5-43.8]
24.8
[22.7-27.0]
23.4
[21.0-25.8]
7.2
[6.1-8.2]
NB 45 48.8
[46.8-50.8]
31.2
[29.1-33.2]
24.5Rounds down to whole number.
[22.5-26.5]
8.4
[7.5-9.3]
QCFootnote 4 389 53.1
[49.7-56.6]
27.2
[24.6-29.7]
16.3
[14.3-18.3]
8.3
[7.2-9.4]
ON 909 39.4
[30.5-48.4]
18.6
[13.8-23.5]
15.7
[12.1-19.2]
5.4
[3.9-6.9]
MB 86 40.7
[33.4-48.0]
23.4
[17.2-29.6]
19.9
[14.7-25.2]
6.1
[4.5-7.6]
SK 69 56.1
[52.2-60.0]
36.8
[34.1-39.6]
22.4
[16.9-27.9]
6.4
[5.0-7.9]
AB 262 38.6
[33.9-43.3]
20.8
[15.8-25.8]
17.0
[13.4-20.6]
6.7
[5.3-8.2]
BC 276 50.2
[46.9-53.5]
31.3
[28.1-34.5]
25.2
[20.8-29.5]
8.0
[6.3-9.6]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 17 Footnotes

Table 17 Footnote 1

Cannabis includes marijuana, hash and hash oil.

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Table 17 Footnote 2

Five or more drinks on one occasion.

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Table 17 Footnote 3

Psychoactive pharmaceutical drugs used to get high include at least one of the following: tranquilizers or sedatives (tranqs, downers); stimulants (uppers, bennies) or ADHD treatment; pain relievers (oxycodone, fentanyl or other prescribed pain relievers (codeine, morphine, Tylenol 3® etc.)).

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Table 17 Footnote 4

Secondary I-V in Quebec.

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Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19.

Table 18. Past twelve-month use of alcohol, cannabisFootnote 1 and psychoactive pharmaceuticals, by grade, Canada, 2018-19
  Pop'n estimate ('000) Alcohol
(%)
High risk drinkingFootnote 2
(%)
Cannabis
(%)
PharmaceuticalsFootnote 3
(%)
Grade 7Footnote 4 353 10.9
[9.6-12.2]
2.8
[2.3-3.4]
2.4
[1.9-2.9]
3.1
[2.7-3.5]
Grade 8Footnote 5 351 23.5Rounds down to whole number.
[21.2-25.7]
7.5Rounds up to whole number.
[6.5-8.6]
5.8
[4.8-6.7]
4.3
[3.7-4.9]
Grade 9Footnote 6 370 39.4
[35.4-43.4]
15.7
[13.7-17.6]
12.5Rounds down to whole number.
[10.6-14.3]
4.8
[4.0-5.6]
Grade 10Footnote 7 361 56.6
[50.8-62.5]
31.1
[27.9-34.2]
21.2
[18.3-24.1]
6.8
[5.6-8.0]
Grade 11Footnote 8 359 63.6
[55.8-71.4]
40.6
[34.8-46.3]
29.9
[26.1-33.7]
10.9
[8.8-12.9]
Grade 12Footnote 9 333 70.8
[62.2-79.3]
44.3
[38.2-50.3]
37.7
[33.5-41.9]
10.0
[7.3-12.6]
Total (grades 7-12) 2,128 44.1
[40.1-48.2]
23.4
[21.1-25.8]
18.1
[16.3-19.8]
6.6
[5.9-7.4]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 18 Footnotes

Table 17 Footnote 1

Cannabis includes marijuana, hash and hash oil.

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Table 18 Footnote 2

Five or more drinks on one occasion.

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Table 18 Footnote 3

Psychoactive pharmaceutical drugs used to get high include: tranquilizers or sedatives (tranqs, downers); stimulants (uppers, bennies) or ADHD treatment; pain relievers (oxycodone, fentanyl or other prescribed pain relievers (codeine, morphine, Tylenol 3® etc.)).

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Table 18 Footnote 4

Secondary I in Quebec.

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Table 18 Footnote 5

Secondary II in Quebec.

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Table 18 Footnote 6

Secondary III in Quebec.

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Table 18 Footnote 7

Secondary IV in Quebec.

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Table 18 Footnote 8

Secondary V in Quebec.

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Table 18 Footnote 9

Excludes Quebec.

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Rounds up to whole number. Rounds up to whole number.
Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19.

Table 19. Past twelve-month methods of cannabis consumptionFootnote 1 among users, by grouped grades and sex, Canada, 2018-19
  Total
(%)
Grades 7-9Footnote 2
(%)
Grades 10-12Footnote 3
(%)
Male
(%)
Female
(%)
Smoked (a joint, bong, pipe or blunt) 76.4
[74.0-78.8]
71.2
[68.6-73.7]
77.8
[75.0-80.6]
78.1
[75.8-80.5]
74.6
[71.0-78.2]
Eaten in food (brownies, cakes, cookies or candy) 45.4
[41.7-49.2]
34.7
[31.8-37.7]
48.2
[44.0-52.4]
45.9
[41.5-50.2]
45.0
[38.8-51.2]
Drank it (tea, cola, alcohol or other drinks) 14.7
[12.0-17.5]
16.1
[14.7-17.6]
14.4
[10.9-17.9]
16.8
[13.3-20.3]
12.7
[9.8-15.5]
Vaporized (vape)Footnote 4 42.1
[38.5-45.7]
37.7
[35.1-40.2]
43.3
[38.9-47.7]
45.9
[40.7-51.1]
38.2
[35.5-41.0]
DabbedFootnote 5 27.8
[25.0-30.5]
19.3
[17.2-21.4]
29.9
[26.4-33.4]
34.1
[30.6-37.6]
21.2
[18.6-23.9]
Used it some other way 25.6
[22.3-28.9]
25.4
[23.5-27.4]
25.6
[21.6-29.7]
29.5Rounds down to whole number.
[24.9-34.1]
21.7
[19.0-24.3]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 19 Footnotes

Table 19 Footnote 1

Multiple methods of consumption were reported by users.

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Table 19 Footnote 2

Secondary I-III in Quebec.

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Table 19 Footnote 3

Secondary IV-V in Quebec.

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Table 19 Footnote 4

A method of administration of cannabis whereby a cannabis product or by-product is heated below the temperature of combustion, thus turned into vapour (not smoke), and inhaled by a person. This could include vapourizing dried cannabis flower or vaping cannabis liquid using a vape pen.

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Table 19 Footnote 5

A method of administration of a cannabis concentrate by inhaling the vapours produced as a result of contact of the concentrate with a very hot surface.

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Rounds down to whole number. Rounds down to whole number.

Estimates may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19.

Table 20. Sample size, by province and grade, Canada, 2018-19
  Grade 7Footnote 1 Grade 8Footnote 2 Grade 9Footnote 3 Grade 10Footnote 4 Grade 11Footnote 5 Grade 12Footnote 6 Total
Canada 12,570 12,051 11,754 11,262 9,495 5,718 62,850
NL 1,067 901 860 922 779 792 5,321
PE 993 936 1,063 628 615 519 4,754
NS 1,309 1,285 1,097 1,131 889 759 6,470
NB 534 585 599 580 612 567 3,477
QC 2,924 2,782 3,516 3,458 3,163 0 15,843
ON 1,690 1,567 930 866 494 516 6,063
MB 749 770 594 532 467 406 3,518
SK 877 804 635 604 463 485 3,868
AB 1,065 943 1,167 1,335 956 852 6,318
BC 1,362 1,478 1,293 1,206 1,057 822 7,218

Table 20 Footnotes

Table 20 Footnote 1

Secondary I in Quebec.

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Table 20 Footnote 2

Secondary II in Quebec.

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Table 20 Footnote 3

Secondary III in Quebec.

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Table 20 Footnote 4

Secondary IV in Quebec.

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Table 20 Footnote 5

Secondary V in Quebec.

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Table 20 Footnote 6

Excludes Quebec.

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Source: Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey 2018-19.

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