Canadian Tobacco Alcohol and Drugs (CTADS): 2015 supplementary tables

Corrections posted March 2017

Table 1. Smoking status and average number of cigarettes smoked per day, by age group and sex, 2015
Sex Age group (years) Population estimate
('000)
Current smokers
(%)
Daily smokers
(%)
Occasional smokers
(%)
Former smokers
(%)
Never Smoked
(%)
Average cigarettes smoked per dayTable 1 Footnote 1

Source:  Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 1 Footnotes

Table 1 Footnote 1

Daily smokers only.

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Total All age groups 29,670 13.0
[12.0-14.0]
9.4
[8.4-10.3]
3.7
[3.1-4.2]
27.2
[25.9-28.6]
59.8
[58.3-61.3]
13.8
[12.9-14.6]
Male 14,642 15.6
[14.0-17.3]
10.9
[9.4-12.4]
4.8
[3.9-5.7]
30.1
[28.0-32.2]
54.2
[52.0-56.5]
15.2
[14.0-16.3]
Female 15,029 10.4
[9.2-11.6]
7.9
[6.8-9.0]
2.5 
[2.0-3.1]
24.4
[22.7-26.1]
65.2
[63.2-67.2]
11.9
[10.7-13.1]
Both sexes 15-17 1,191 6.1 
[3.9-8.2]
2.8 
[1.1-4.4]
3.3 
[1.9-4.7]
  92.4
[89.7-95.2]
 
18-19 887 14.5 
[10.9-18.2]
6.2 
[3.7-8.8]
8.3
[5.6-11.0]
  83.8
[80.2-87.4]
12.0
[8.9-15.1]
15-19 2,078 9.7
[7.7-11.7]
4.3 
[2.8-5.7]
5.4
[4.0-6.9]
  88.8
[86.6-91.0]
11.6
[9.2-14.1]
20-22 1,446 18.1
[15.1-21.2]
9.0
[6.8-11.2]
9.1
[6.8-11.4]
5.8 
[3.6-7.9]
76.1
[72.6-79.6]
11.1
[9.6-12.5]
23-24 1,002 19.0
[14.4-23.5]
12.0 
[8.0-15.9]
7.0 
[4.4-9.6]
9.4 
[6.2-12.7]
71.6
[66.6-76.6]
12.6
[10.0-15.2]
20-24 2,448 18.5 
[15.8-21.1]
10.2
[8.0-12.4]
8.2
[6.5-10.0]
7.3
[5.4-9.2]
74.2
[71.2-77.3]
11.8
[10.3-13.4]
25-34 4,933 14.4
[11.3-17.5]
9.6
[6.8-12.3]
4.9 
[3.1-6.7]
15.6
[12.2-19.0]
70.0
[65.9-74.1]
12.1
[9.8-14.5]
35-44 4,722 15.4
[12.2-18.6]
11.6
[8.7-14.5]
3.8 
[2.3-5.3]
24.9
[21.2-28.6]
59.7
[55.4-64.0]
13.9
[11.9-15.9]
45-54 5,157 13.0
[10.6-15.4]
9.7
[7.7-11.8]
3.3 
[2.0-4.6]
29.2
[25.6-32.8]
57.7
[53.9-61.6]
15.2
[13.7-16.8]
55+ 10,332 10.6
[9.0-12.1]
8.9
[7.5-10.2]
1.7 
[0.9-2.5]
42.7
[40.2-45.2]
46.7
[44.2-49.3]
14.5
[13.0-16.1]
25+ 25,144 12.7
[11.6-13.9]
9.7
[8.6-10.8]
3.1
[2.4-3.7]
31.3
[29.7-32.9]
56.0
[54.2-57.7]
14.1
[13.1-15.0]
Male 15-17 640 6.3 
[3.1-9.5]
      91.3
[86.6-96.1]
 
18-19 428 17.9
[12.5-23.3]
7.8 
[4.0-11.6]
10.1 
[6.3-13.9]
  80.3
[74.8-85.8]
10.6 
[7.0-14.1]
15-19 1,068 11.0
[8.0-13.9]
5.1 
[2.8-7.4]
5.9
[4.0-7.7]
  86.9
[83.3-90.5]
10.5
[7.5-13.6]
20-22 747 22.7
[18.1-27.3]
11.2
[8.1-14.3]
11.5 
[7.8-15.2]
5.5  
[2.4-8.7]
71.8
[66.6-77.0]
12.2
[10.3-14.1]
23-24 506 22.1
[15.0-29.2]
12.9 
[6.9-19.0]
9.1 
[4.9-13.4]
11.1 
[5.7-16.5]
66.8
[58.9-74.7]
12.5
[8.9-16.2]
20-24 1,253 22.4
[18.4-26.5]
12.0
[8.6-15.2]
10.5
[7.8-13.3]
7.8 
[4.9-10.7]
69.8
[65.2-74.3]
12.4
[10.4-14.3]
25-34 2,464 19.1
[14.0-24.2]
12.0 
[7.7-16.4]
7.1 
[3.9-10.2]
14.8 
[9.4-20.1]
66.2
[59.7-72.6]
14.7
[12.0-17.4]
35-44 2,350 19.7
[14.2-25.3]
15.0 
[9.9-20.2]
4.7 
[2.2-7.1]
27.6
[22.0-33.3]
52.6
[46.1-59.1]
14.9
[12.0-17.7]
45-54 2,581 14.4
[10.9-18.0]
9.8
[7.1-12.5]
4.7 
[2.1-7.2]
31.8
[26.2-37.3]
53.8
[48.0-59.5]
17.2
[14.9-19.5]
55+ 4,925 11.9
[9.6-14.2]
9.9
[7.8-12.0]
2.1 
[1.0-3.1]
49.8
[45.9-53.8]
38.3
[34.4-42.2]
16.0
[13.7-18.3]
25+ 12,320 15.4
[13.4-17.3]
11.3
[9.5-13.0]
4.1
[3.0-5.2]
34.8
[32.3-37.3]
49.8
[47.2-52.5]
15.6
[14.3-16.9]
Female 15-17 551 5.8 
[3.0-8.6]
      93.7
[90.9-96.6]
 
18-19 459 11.4 
[6.4-16.4]
  6.6 
[2.7-10.5]
  87.1
[82.1-92.1]
 
15-19 1,010 8.3 
[5.6-11.1]
3.4 
[1.6-5.2]
4.9 
[2.8-7.1]
  90.7
[88.0-93.5]
14.1
[10.5-17.6]
20-22 699 13.3
[9.0-17.5]
6.7 
[3.6-9.8]
6.6 
[3.8-9.4]
6.1 
[3.2-8.9]
80.7
[75.9-85.4]
8.6
[6.9-10.3]
23-24 496 15.8 
[9.9-21.6]
11.0 
[5.7-16.2]
  7.7 
[3.8-11.6]
76.5
[69.7-83.2]
12.7
[8.6-16.7]
20-24 1,195 14.3
[10.8-17.9]
8.5 
[5.5-11.4]
5.9 
[3.8-7.9]
6.8 
[4.4-9.1]
79.0
[75.0-82.9]
11.0
[8.2-13.7]
25-34 2,469 9.8 
[6.2-13.3]
7.1 
[3.7-10.5]
  16.4
[12.0-20.9]
73.8
[68.5-79.1]
7.8 
[4.9-10.8]
35-44 2,372 11.1
[8.0-14.2]
8.2 
[5.4-10.9]
  22.3
[17.4-27.1]
66.6
[61.2-72.1]
12.3
[10.0-14.5]
45-54 2,575 11.6
[8.5-14.7]
9.7
[6.7-12.7]
1.9 
[0.9-3.0]
26.6
[21.9-31.4]
61.8
[56.5-67.0]
13.3
[11.3-15.3]
55+ 5,408 9.4
[7.2-11.5]
7.9
[6.1-9.8]
  36.2
[33.2-39.2]
54.4
[51.1-57.8]
12.7
[10.7-14.7]
25+ 12,824 10.2
[8.8-11.6]
8.2
[6.9-9.4]
2.0
[1.4-2.7]
27.9
[25.9-29.9]
61.9
[59.9-64.2]
11.9
[10.6-13.2]
Table 2.  Smoking status and average number of cigarettes smoked per day, by province, age group and sex, 2015
Smoking Status Canada NL PE NS NB QC ON MB SK AB BC

Source:  Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 2 Footnotes

Table 2 Footnote 1

Daily smokers only.

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Sample Size 15,154 1,420 1,428 1,437 1,430 1,547 1,451 1,537 1,598 1,709 1,597
Current smokers
Total 13.0
[12.0-14.0]
18.5 
[15.8-21.1]
12.9
[10.9-15.0]
17.8
[14.9-20.6]
14.2
[11.4-17.0]
14.2
[11.9-16.5]
11.3
[9.2-13.5]
14.8
[12.4-17.2]
16.9
[14.4-19.4]
15.8
[13.5-18.1]
10.2
[8.4-11.9]
15-19 9.7
[7.7-11.7]
  13.2 
[8.6-17.8]
    12.9 
[7.7-18.1]
  12.7
[8.6-16.8]
13.7 
[9.2-18.3]
   
20-24 18.5 
[15.8-21.1]
25.2
[18.0-32.5]
15.4
[10.5-20.4]
19.8
[14.5-25.1]
21.1
[14.3-27.9]
20.3
[14.7-25.8]
17.9
[12.7-23.1]
19.5 
[14.4-24.5]
24.3
[17.6-30.9]
19.0
[14.3-23.7]
13.8 
[9.1-18.6]
25-44 14.9
[12.7-17.1]
18.2
[13.2-23.2]
15.9
[10.8-21.0]
23.7
[16.7-30.7]
15.6
[10.7-20.6]
14.6
[10.3-18.9]
13.7 
[9.0-18.4]
15.2
[10.3-20.1]
18.8
[14.0-23.6]
17.0
[12.6-21.5]
13.4
[9.2-17.5]
45+ 11.4
[10.1-12.7]
18.5 
[15.0-22.0]
11.1
[8.6-13.7]
15.8
[12.6-18.9]
13.4
[9.7-17.2]
13.2
[10.1-16.3]
9.2
[6.6-11.8]
14.1
[10.9-17.2]
14.8
[11.3-18.2]
15.1
[12.0-18.3]
8.2
[6.0-10.3]
Male (15+) 15.6
[14.0-17.3]
23.1
[19.0-27.2]
16.2
[12.7-19.7]
21.0
[16.4-25.5]
16.3
[12.2-20.4]
17.8
[14.0-21.6]
13.3
[10.0-16.6]
18.5 
[14.6-22.3]
19.0
[15.2-22.9]
18.9
[15.2-22.7]
12.2
[9.4-15.1]
15-24 17.1
[14.5-19.8]
25.1
[18.1-32.1]
19.0
[13.8-24.1]
19.6
[14.3-24.9]
18.0 
[11.6-24.4]
19.8
[14.2-25.3]
16.1
[11.1-21.1]
17.5 
[12.9-22.1]
23.2
[16.4-30.1]
17.8
[12.8-22.8]
12.6 
[8.1-17.1]
25+ 15.4
[13.4-17.3]
22.8
[18.2-27.3]
15.7
[11.7-19.7]
21.2
[15.9-26.5]
16.0
[11.4-20.6]
17.5 
[13.1-21.8]
12.7
[9.0-16.5]
18.7
[14.1-23.2]
18.2
[13.8-22.6]
19.1
[14.9-23.4]
12.2
[8.9-15.4]
Female (15+) 10.4
[9.2-11.6]
14.0
[10.8-17.2]
9.9
[7.4-12.3]
14.8
[11.4-18.1]
12.2
[9.0-15.4]
10.7
[8.1-13.3]
9.5 
[6.8-12.1]
11.2
[8.5-14.0]
14.7
[11.8-17.7]
12.6
[9.8-15.3]
8.2
[6.0-10.3]
15-24 11.6
[9.3-13.8]
        14.1 
[8.7-19.6]
  14.9 
[9.9-19.9]
15.1
[10.3-19.8]
11.4 
[7.3-15.5]
 
25+ 10.2
[8.8-11.6]
14.2
[10.8-17.7]
10.0
[7.2-12.7]
15.9
[12.1-19.7]
12.4
[8.8-16.0]
10.1
[7.3-13.0]
9.2
[6.2-12.2]
10.5 
[7.4-13.6]
14.7
[11.3-18.0]
12.8
[9.7-15.9]
8.1
[5.6-10.6]
Former smokers
Total 27.2
[25.9-28.6]
30.0
[26.9-33.1]
32.4
[29.6-35.2]
32.3
[29.2-35.5]
31.8
[28.4-35.2]
30.7
[27.8-33.6]
26.0
[23.2-28.8]
25.3
[22.5-28.1]
25.7
[23.0-28.3]
23.1
[20.6-25.7]
26.9
[24.0-29.7]
15-19                      
20-24 7.3
[5.4-9.2]
                   
25-44 20.2
[17.7-22.7]
20.6
[15.1-26.1]
21.1
[15.5-26.8]
24.9
[18.4-31.4]
21.1
[14.8-27.4]
23.1
[17.7-28.4]
21.5 
[16.2-26.7]
20.7
[15.5-26.0]
14.2
[10.5-18.0]
14.6
[10.6-18.6]
17.5 
[12.6-22.3]
45+ 38.2
[36.2-40.2]
40.6
[36.3-44.9]
44.8
[40.9-48.7]
43.3
[39.0-47.7]
43.2
[38.5-48.0]
41.9
[37.6-46.2]
35.3
[31.2-39.5]
35.3
[31.2-39.4]
40.5 
[36.0-45.1]
36.5 
[31.9-41.1]
38.8
[34.5-43.1]
Male (15+) 30.1
[28.0-32.2]
33.9
[29.5-38.3]
32.1
[27.9-36.3]
36.2
[31.7-40.7]
35.6
[30.2-41.0]
32.1
[28.0-36.3]
30.7
[26.2-35.1]
27.1
[22.8-31.4]
27.3
[23.5-31.1]
25.1
[21.3-29.0]
28.2
[23.7-32.7]
15-24 5.2 
[3.3-7.1]
                   
25+ 34.8
[32.3-37.3]
38.5 
[33.4-43.5]
36.7
[31.8-41.7]
41.9
[36.6-47.2]
40.1
[34.0-46.3]
37.0
[32.2-41.8]
35.6
[30.3-40.9]
31.7
[26.6-36.9]
31.8
[27.3-36.3]
28.6
[24.1-33.2]
32.8
[27.5-38.1]
Female (15+) 24.4
[22.7-26.1]
26.3
[22.3-30.3]
32.7
[29.1-36.4]
28.6
[24.2-33.0]
28.2
[24.0-32.3]
29.3
[25.5-33.2]
21.5 
[18.0-25.0]
23.5 
[19.7-27.3]
23.9
[20.5-27.4]
21.1
[17.7-24.4]
25.5 
[21.9-29.1]
15-24 4.1 
[2.8-5.4]
                   
25+ 27.9
[25.9-29.9]
29.6
[25.1-34.1]
37.3
[33.1-41.5]
32.6
[27.6-37.7]
31.9
[27.1-36.6]
32.9
[28.6-37.3]
24.9
[20.7-29.0]
27.2
[22.7-31.7]
27.5 
[23.5-31.5]
24.0
[20.0-28.0]
29.2
[25.0-33.4]
Never smokers
Total 59.8
[58.3-61.3]
51.5 
[48.3-54.7]
54.6
[51.7-57.6]
49.9
[46.6-53.3]
54.0
[50.4-57.5]
55.1
[52.0-58.2]
62.7
[59.5-65.9]
59.9
[56.7-63.1]
57.4
[54.4-60.4]
61.1
[58.0-64.1]
63.0
[59.8-66.1]
15-19 88.8
[86.6-91.0]
87.6
[82.4-92.8]
84.9
[80.0-89.8]
92.0
[88.5-95.5]
91.2
[85.9-96.5]
85.5 
[80.2-90.8]
89.7
[85.3-94.1]
85.7
[81.4-90.0]
84.5 
[79.6-89.4]
88.9
[84.4-93.4]
92.2
[88.5-95.9]
20-24 74.2
[71.2-77.3]
68.4
[60.7-76.2]
73.6
[67.6-79.7]
74.7
[68.9-80.5]
68.2
[59.7-76.6]
72.0
[66.0-78.0]
75.7
[69.6-81.8]
72.2
[66.2-78.2]
67.0
[59.8-74.2]
71.4
[65.4-77.4]
79.9
[74.4-85.3]
25-44 64.9
[62.0-67.9]
61.2
[54.5-67.9]
63.0
[56.3-69.7]
51.4
[43.7-59.2]
63.3
[56.2-70.3]
62.3
[56.5-68.1]
64.8
[58.4-71.3]
64.1
[57.6-70.5]
67.0
[61.7-72.2]
68.4
[63.0-73.8]
69.1
[63.2-75.1]
45+ 50.4
[48.3-52.5]
40.9
[36.8-45.0]
44.1
[40.0-48.1]
40.9
[36.7-45.1]
43.4
[38.5-48.2]
44.9
[40.4-49.3]
55.5 
[51.0-60.0]
50.7
[46.2-55.2]
44.7
[40.2-49.2]
48.3
[43.5-53.2]
53.0
[48.5-57.5]
Male (15+) 54.2
[52.0-56.5]
43.0
[38.4-47.6]
51.7
[46.9-56.5]
42.8
[37.8-47.9]
48.1
[42.6-53.6]
50.1
[45.5-54.7]
56.1
[51.2-60.9]
54.5 
[49.7-59.2]
53.6
[49.2-58.1]
55.9
[51.3-60.6]
59.5 
[54.5-64.6]
15-24 77.7
[74.6-80.7]
70.8
[63.7-77.8]
73.1
[67.1-79.1]
76.4
[70.6-82.1]
73.0
[65.0-81.0]
76.9
[70.9-82.9]
78.0
[71.7-84.4]
77.2
[72.0-82.4]
71.0
[63.6-78.4]
75.4
[70.0-80.8]
83.3
[78.3-88.2]
25+ 49.8
[47.2-52.5]
38.7
[33.5-44.0]
47.6
[42.0-53.2]
36.9
[31.0-42.8]
43.9
[37.6-50.1]
45.6
[40.4-50.8]
51.7
[46.0-57.3]
49.6
[43.9-55.3]
50.0
[44.9-55.1]
52.2
[46.7-57.7]
55.0
[49.2-60.9]
Female (15+) 65.2
[63.2-67.2]
59.7
[55.2-64.3]
57.4
[53.4-61.4]
56.6
[52.2-61.1]
59.7
[55.0-64.4]
60.0
[55.8-64.2]
69.0
[64.8-73.2]
65.2
[61.0-69.5]
61.3
[57.5-65.1]
66.4
[62.6-70.1]
66.3
[62.4-70.3]
15-24 84.3
[81.9-86.8]
84.8
[78.6-91.1]
85.4
[80.2-90.7]
89.4
[85.4-93.4]
85.9
[80.4-91.3]
79.2
[73.7-85.1]
86.5 
[81.9-91.1]
80.3
[74.5-86.0]
79.9
[74.5-85.3]
83.6
[77.7-89.4]
88.0
[83.6-92.4]
25+ 61.9
[59.6-64.2]
56.2
[51.2-61.2]
52.7
[48.2-57.3]
51.5 
[46.4-56.6]
55.8
[50.4-61.1]
57.0
[52.2-61.6]
65.9
[61.1-70.8]
62.3
[57.3-67.2]
57.8
[53.4-62.1]
63.2
[58.8-67.6]
62.7
[58.2-67.3]
Average cigarettes smoked per dayTable 2 Footnote 1
Total 13.8
[12.9-14.6]
14.0
[12.8-15.3]
14.7
[12.0-17.4]
12.9
[11.3-14.5]
15.5
[13.8-17.1]
14.3
[12.6-15.9]
13.2
[11.3-15.0]
10.9
[9.5-12.3]
13.3
[11.8-14.7]
14.7
[13.0-16.3]
14.8
[12.6-17.0]
15-19 11.6
[9.2-14.1]
                   
20-24 11.8
[10.3-13.4]
15.8
[12.5-19.1]
    14.9
[11.7-18.0]
    9.7
[7.1-12.3]
14.1
[11.3-17.0]
11.8
[9.8-13.8]
 
25-44 13.1
[11.5-14.6]
13.3
[11.1-15.6]
11.4
[9.1-13.8]
11.2
[8.3-14.0]
15.2
[11.9-18.5]
12.4
[10.3-14.5]
    12.4
[10.1-14.8]
14.0
[10.6-17.4]
 
45+ 14.8
[13.6-15.9]
14.3
[12.5-16.0]
17.9
[13.5-22.3]
14.1
[12.0-16.2]
15.6
[13.4-17.8]
15.8
[13.3-18.4]
13.3
[10.9-15.6]
12.5
[10.9-14.1]
14.0
[11.6-16.4]
15.6
[13.8-17.4]
16.4
[12.9-20.0]
Male (15+) 15.2
[14.0-16.3]
16.0
[14.1-17.8]
17.3
[13.1-21.5]
13.3
[10.6-15.9]
16.0
[13.7-18.4]
14.7
[12.6-16.8]
15.7
[13.0-18.4]
11.6
[9.6-13.6]
15.0
[12.6-17.4]
15.3
[12.9-17.7]
16.7
[13.4-20.0]
15-24 11.9
[10.2-13.5]
15.5
[12.4-18.6]
                 
25+ 15.6
[14.3-16.9]
16.0
[14.0-18.1]
18.4
[13.6-23.1]
13.1
[10.1-16.0]
16.0
[13.3-18.6]
14.9
[12.6-17.2]
16.8
[13.8-19.8]
11.7
[9.6-13.8]
15.2
[12.4-17.9]
15.5
[12.9-18.1]
17.7
[14.1-21.4]
Female (15+) 11.9
[10.7-13.1]
10.7
[9.3-12.2]
11.1
[9.6-12.6]
12.4
[10.8-14.1]
14.8
[12.4-17.2]
13.4
[10.6-16.1]
10.5
[8.3-12.6]
9.7
[7.9-11.5]
11.4
[9.9-12.8]
13.7
[11.6-15.9]
12.0
[9.9-14.0]
15-24 11.6
[9.3-13.9]
                   
25+ 11.9
[10.6-13.2]
10.7
[9.2-12.2]
11.0
[9.4-12.6]
12.5
[10.7-14.2]
15.0
[12.4-17.5]
13.7
[10.7-16.7]
10.1
[7.8-12.4]
10.2
[8.0-12.3]
11.4
[9.9-12.9]
14.0
[11.7-16.3]
12.2
[10.0-14.4]
Table 3.  Nicotine dependence among daily smokers, by age group and sex, 2015
  How soon after waking do you have your first cigarette?
Sex Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
Within 5 minutes
(%)
6-30 minutes
(%)
31-60 minutes
(%)
>60 minutes
(%)

Source:  Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 3 Footnotes

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Total All age groups 2,744 19.6
[15.5-23.8]
35.8
[31.1-40.4]
18.3
[14.3-22.3]
26.3
[21.5-31.0]
Male 1,565 19.4
[13.5-25.2]
37.0
[30.4-43.6]
18.9
[13.9-23.9]
24.7
[18.7-30.7]
Female 1,179 20.0
[14.2-25.8]
34.1
[27.7-40.5]
17.5  
[11.4-23.7]
28.3
[21.0-35.6]
Both sexes 15-19 84       40.7 
[22.7-58.7]
20-24 240 17.8 
[8.6-27.0]
27.7 
[18.0-37.4]
19.0 
[11.4-26.7]
35.5 
[25.3-45.7]
25+ 2,420 20.1
[15.5-24.7]
37.0
[31.8-42.3]
18.0
[13.5-22.5]
24.9
[19.7-30.0]
25-44 1,018 17.1 
[9.0-25.1]
36.7
[27.0-46.3]
16.0 
[9.8-22.2]
30.3
[21.3-39.2]
45+ 1,402 22.3
[16.9-27.8]
37.3
[31.4-43.2]
19.4
[13.7-25.2]
20.9
[15.3-26.5]
Male 15-19 51        
20-24 140 15.6 
[6.4-24.7]
34.3 
[20.5-48.2]
17.5  
[9.4-25.5]
32.6 
[19.8-45.4]
25+ 1,374 20.1 
[13.5-26.7]
38.0
[30.6-45.3]
18.7
[13.1-24.3]
23.2
[16.6-29.8]
25-44 649 19.0 
[7.3-30.6]
36.2 
[23.2-49.3]
19.8 
[10.8-28.8]
25.0 
[14.0-36.0]
45+ 725 21.1 
[13.9-28.3]
39.6
[31.4-47.8]
17.7 
[11.4-24.1]
21.6 
[14.0-29.2]
Female 15-19 33        
20-24 101       39.5 
[22.5-56.4]
25+ 1,046 20.1
[13.9-26.4]
35.8
[28.7-43.0]
17.1 
[10.2-23.9]
27.0
[19.1-34.9]
25-44 369 13.8 
[5.7-21.8]
37.4 
[23.2-51.6]
9.3 
[4.0-14.6]
39.5 
[24.0-55.0]
45+ 677 23.6 
[15.3-32.0]
34.9
[27.1-42.8]
21.3 
[11.7-30.9]
20.2 
[12.6-27.7]
Table 4.  Quit attempts in the past 12 months, by age group and sex, daily smokers, 2015
Sex Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
No attempts
(%)
1 attempt
(%)
2-3 attempts
(%)
4 or more attempts
(%)

Source:  Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 4 Footnotes

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Total All age groups 2,708 50.3
[45.1-55.5]
16.6
[12.4-20.8]
19.5 
[15.4-23.6]
13.6
[10.5-16.7]
Male 1,541 52.0
[44.8-59.3]
14.6 
[9.1-20.1]
19.3
[14.0-24.6]
14.1
[10.0-18.2]
Female 1,167 48.0
[40.9-55.1]
19.1
[13.1-25.2]
19.9
[13.7-26.0]
13.0 
[8.5-17.5]
Both
sexes
15-17 33        
18-19 54        
15-19 87 29.4 
[14.9-43.8]
  28.1 
[11.9-44.3]
28.8 
[12.5-45.1]
20-22 122 41.9
[28.5-55.4]
20.4 
[10.1-30.8]
13.5  
[6.1-21.0]
24.1 
[12.2-36.0]
23-24 117 36.2 
[19.2-53.2]
  25.3 
[11.1-39.5]
 
20-24 238 39.1
[27.7-50.5]
23.6 
[13.2-34.0]
19.3 
[11.5-27.1]
18.0 
[10.7-25.3]
25-34 455 45.2 
[30.0-60.3]
  25.3 
[12.9-37.6]
 
35-44 537 53.6
[41.5-65.7]
14.8 
[6.0-23.6]
17.7 
[8.9-26.5]
 
45-54 493 48.9
[38.1-59.6]
21.7 
[11.9-31.5]
17.5  
[8.7-26.3]
11.9 
[4.5-19.4]
55+ 898 56.7
[48.4-65.0]
14.5  
[7.5-21.5]
18.0 
[10.8-25.3]
10.7 
[6.6-14.8]
25+ 2,383 52.2
[46.5-57.9]
16.0
[11.4-20.5]
19.2
[14.7-23.7]
12.6
[9.2-16.1]
Male 15-19 54        
20-24 139 32.8 
[20.5-45.2]
25.2 
[11.7-38.7]
20.7 
[10.1-31.2]
21.3 
[10.4-32.2]
25-44 624 50.1
[37.1-63.0]
  23.7 
[13.4-34.1]
 
45+ 724 59.3
[49.9-68.7]
14.7 
[6.8-22.7]
14.7 
[9.1-20.4]
11.2 
[6.4-16.0]
Female 15-19 33        
20-24 99 48.0 
[29.2-66.7]
     
25-44 368 49.2
[34.7-63.7]
  16.8 
[7.5-26.1]
 
45+ 667 48.1
[38.9-57.3]
19.6 
[11.8-27.3]
21.2 
[11.8-30.7]
11.1 
[5.5-16.7]
Table 5.  Quit rates among ever smokers by time since quit, by age group and sex, 2015
Sex Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
Total quitters
(%)
Short term quittersTable 5 Footnote 1
(%)
Long term quittersTable 5 Footnote 2
(%)

Source:  Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 5 Footnotes

Table 5 Footnote 1

Short term quitter - a former smoker who quit smoking less than one year prior to the survey. Determined by their response to the question, "When did you stop smoking? Was it less than 1 year ago, 1 to 2 years ago, 3 to 5 years ago, or more than 5 years ago?"

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Table 5 Footnote 2

Long term quitter - a former smoker who quit smoking a year or more ago and has not resumed smoking during that time frame. Determined by their response to the question, "When did you stop smoking? Was it less than 1 year ago, 1 to 2 years ago, 3 to 5 years ago, or more than 5 years ago?"

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Total All age groups 11,931 67.2
[64.9-69.5]
3.7
[2.7-4.7]
63.5 
[61.1-65.8]
Male 6,699 65.2
[61.9-68.4]
2.8 
[1.7-4.0]
62.3
[59.0-65.7]
Female 5,232 69.8
[66.7-72.8]
4.9 
[3.1-6.6]
64.9
[61.7-68.1]
Both
sexes
15-24 864 24.4
[19.0-29.8]
9.7 
[6.0-13.4]
14.7
[10.3-19.1]
15-19 234      
20-24 631 28.3
[21.9-34.6]
9.4 
[5.5-13.2]
18.9
[13.1-24.7]
25+ 11,067 70.5 
[68.1-72.9]
3.2
[2.2-4.3]
67.3
[64.8-69.8]
25-44 3,385 56.2
[51.0-61.3]
4.8 
[2.6-7.0]
51.4
[46.1-56.6]
45+ 7,681 76.8
[74.4-79.3]
2.6 
[1.4-3.7]
74.3
[71.7-76.9]
Male 15-24 519 23.3
[15.9-30.6]
10.1 
[4.6-15.7]
13.2 
[7.6-18.7]
15-19 140      
20-24 379 25.8 
[17.3-34.2]
8.9 
[3.7-14.1]
16.9 
[9.4-24.3]
25+ 6,180 68.7
[65.3-72.1]
2.2 
[1.1-3.3]
66.5 
[63.0-70.0]
25-44 1,947 49.9
[42.5-57.3]
2.7 
[1.4-3.9]
47.2
[39.8-54.6]
45+ 4,233 77.3
[74.0-80.7]
  75.3
[71.7-79.0]
Female 15-24 345 26.1
[18.3-33.9]
9.0 
[4.8-13.2]
17.1 
[10.0-24.2]
15-19 94      
20-24 252 32.1
[22.1-42.1]
10.1
[4.8-15.3]
22.0 
[12.7-31.3]
25+ 4,886 72.9
[69.7-76.0]
4.6 
[2.7-6.4]
68.3
[64.9-71.7]
25-44 1,438 64.7
[58.1-71.4]
  57.0
[49.7-64.4]
45+ 3,448 76.2
[72.7-79.8]
3.3 
[1.5-5.0]
73.0
[69.3-76.6]
Table 6.  Stages of change, categories of readiness to quit smoking, by age group and sex, among ever smokers (current and former smokers combined), 2015
Sex Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
Precontemplation
(%)
Contemplation
(%)
Preparation
(%)
Action
(%)
Maintenance
(%)

Source:  Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

The first 3 categories apply to current smokers, last 2 categories apply to former smokers.

Table 6 Footnotes

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Total All age groups 11,931 12.0
[10.4-13.6]
13.2
[11.4-15.0]
6.1
[5.1-7.2]
1.6 
[1.0-2.2]
67.1
[64.8-69.4]
Male 6,699 12.3
[10.0-14.6]
14.2
[11.8-16.6]
6.4
[5.0-7.8]
  65.7
[62.4-69.1]
Female 5,232 11.5 
[9.5-13.5]
12.0
[9.5-14.5]
5.8
[4.2-7.5]
1.9 
[1.0-2.8]
68.8
[65.8-71.8]
Both
sexes
15-19 234 35.0
[25.6-44.4]
24.4 
[15.8-33.0]
19.4 
[10.5-28.2]
  19.5  
[9.6-29.4]
20-24 631 27.5 
[21.7-33.4]
22.1
[17.0-27.1]
17.7
[12.5-22.9]
4.1 
[1.7-6.5]
28.6
[21.8-35.3]
25-44 3,385 14.6
[10.6-18.6]
17.6
[13.4-21.8]
9.1
[6.3-11.9]
  57.2
[51.9-62.5]
45+ 7,681 8.9
[7.3-10.4]
10.2
[8.3-12.1]
3.5 
[2.5-4.5]
1.4 
[0.6-2.3]
76.0
[73.5-78.5]
Male 15-19 140 29.0 
[17.9-40.0]
25.7 
[14.6-36.8]
26.2 
[12.9-39.5]
   
20-24 379 25.8
[18.5-33.1]
23.0
[16.4-29.6]
20.2 
[12.8-27.6]
  26.4 
[17.5-35.2]
25-44 1,947 18.2 
[12.1-24.3]
19.9
[13.7-26.0]
8.1 
[4.6-11.6]
  52.9
[45.0-60.7]
45+ 4,233 7.9
[5.9-9.9]
10.4
[7.8-12.9]
3.7 
[2.2-5.3]
  76.7
[73.2-80.3]
Female 15-19 94 44.0 
[28.4-59.6]
22.4 
[8.6-36.3]
     
20-24 252 30.2 
[19.9-40.4]
20.7 
[12.4-29.0]
13.9 
[7.6-20.2]
  31.9 
[21.2-42.6]
25-44 1,438 9.7 
[5.4-13.9]
14.6 
[9.7-19.5]
10.5  
[5.8-15.2]
  63.1
[56.4-69.7]
45+ 3,448 10.0
[7.5-12.5]
10.0
[7.1-12.9]
3.2 
[1.8-4.5]
  75.1
[71.6-78.7]
Table 7.  Exposure of children at home to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS), by province and age group, 2015
Province % Children Age 0-11
regularly exposed
% Children Age 12-17
regularly exposed
% Children Age 0-17
regularly exposed

Source:  Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 7 Footnotes

N/R

None reported

N/R

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Canada 1.8
[1.3-2.3]
4.8
[3.9-5.7]
2.9
[2.4-3.4]
Newfoundland and Labrador     2.3 
[1.3-3.2]
Prince Edward Island      
Nova Scotia     4.4 
[3.0-5.9]
New Brunswick      
Quebec 4.2 
[2.7-5.8]
9.4
[6.5-12.2]
5.9
[4.4-7.5]
Ontario      
Manitoba   6.2 
[3.9-8.5]
3.4 
[2.2-4.6]
Saskatchewan   7.5  
[4.9-10.1]
4.6
[3.2-6.0]
Alberta     2.3 
[1.4-3.1]
British Columbia N/R    
Table 8.  Past-30-day use of cigarettes, any tobacco product, e-cigarettes, by sex and age group, 2015
Sex Age group
(years)
CigarettesTable 8 Footnote 1
(%)
Any Tobacco ProductTable 8 Footnote 2
(%)
E-Cigarettes
(%)

Source:  Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 8 Footnotes

Table 8 Footnote 1

From question SS_Q10 includes "daily" smokers. Also includes from SS_Q10 "occasional" / "not at all" smokers who identified in question SS_Q20 that they had smoked a cigarette in the past 30 days.

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Table 8 Footnote 2

Any tobacco product includes past-30-day use of cigarettes including menthol, little cigars or cigarillos, cigars, pipe, chewing tobacco, pinch or snuff, and/or a waterpipe with tobacco. E-cigarettes are excluded.

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Total All age groups 13.2
[12.1-14.2]
15.5 
[14.4-16.6]
3.2
[2.7-3.7]
Male 15.8
[14.1-17.5]
19.5 
[17.7-21.4]
3.6
[2.8-4.4]
Female 10.6
[9.3-11.8]
11.6
[10.2-12.9]
2.8
[2.1-3.5]
Both sexes 15-19 9.8
[7.8-11.9]
13.1
[10.7-15.5]
6.3
[4.6-7.9]
20-24 18.9
[16.2-21.6]
23.8
[20.9-26.6]
6.3
[4.9-7.8]
25+ 12.9
[11.7-14.1]
14.9
[13.6-16.1]
2.6
[2.0-3.2]
25-44 15.3
[13.0-17.6]
17.8
[15.4-20.2]
3.4
[2.5-4.4]
45+ 11.4
[10.1-12.7]
13.0
[11.7-14.4]
2.1 
[1.4-2.8]
Male 15-19 11.7
[8.6-14.8]
16.1
[12.6-19.6]
8.5 
[5.8-11.1]
20-24 23.9
[19.5-28.3]
30.9
[26.3-35.6]
8.5 
[6.1-11.0]
25+ 15.4
[13.4-17.3]
18.7
[16.6-20.8]
2.7
[1.8-3.5]
25-44 20.2
[16.3-24.0]
24.1
[20.0-28.2]
3.4 
[2.0-4.8]
45+ 12.3
[10.4-14.2]
15.2
[13.0-17.3]
2.2 
[1.2-3.2]
Female 15-19 7.9 
[5.3-10.5]
10.0
[7.0-13.0]
4.0 
[2.2-5.8]
20-24 13.6
[10.2-17.1]
16.3
[12.6-19.9]
4.0 
[2.4-5.7]
25+ 10.5 
[9.1-11.9]
11.2
[9.7-12.7]
2.6
[1.8-3.4]
25-44 10.4
[8.0-12.8]
11.6
[9.1-14.1]
3.5  
[2.0-5.0]
45+ 10.5 
[8.8-12.3]
11.0
[9.3-12.8]
2.1 
[1.1-3.0]
Table 9.  E-cigarette status, by age group and sex, 2015
Sex Age group
(years)
Ever tried
(%)
DailyTable 9 Footnote 1
(%)
OccasionalTable 9 Footnote 1
(%)

Source:  Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 9 Footnotes

Table 9 Footnote 1

Daily and occasional users are ever-users of e-cigarettes who provided a response to the question "At the present time, do you use an electronic cigarette, also known as an e-cigarette every day, occasionally or not at all".

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Total All age groups 13.2
[12.3-14.2]
0.8 
[0.5-1.1]
2.1
[1.7-2.5]
Male 16.1
[14.5-17.7]
1.0 
[0.5-1.4]
2.3
[1.7-2.9]
Female 10.5 
[9.4-11.6]
0.6 
[0.3-1.0]
1.9
[1.4-2.5]
Both
sexes
15-19 25.7
[22.8-28.6]
  5.0
[3.6-6.5]
20-24 30.5 
[27.3-33.7]
1.8 
[0.8-2.7]
5.0
[3.6-6.5]
25+ 10.5 
[9.4-11.6]
0.8 
[0.4-1.1]
1.6
[1.1-2.0]
25-44 14.8
[12.8-16.8]
0.9 
[0.3-1.4]
2.0 
[1.2-2.7]
45+ 7.9
[6.7-9.0]
0.7 
[0.3-1.1]
1.3 
[0.8-1.8]
Male 15-19 32.4
[28.0-36.8]
  6.6 
[4.4-8.9]
20-24 37.6
[32.3-42.8]
2.9 
[1.2-4.7]
5.5  
[3.3-7.8]
25+ 12.5 
[10.7-14.2]
0.8 
[0.3-1.4]
1.6 
[1.0-2.2]
25-44 18.4
[14.9-21.9]
  1.8 
[0.9-2.7]
45+ 8.7
[6.8-10.5]
  1.5  
[0.7-2.2]
Female 15-19 18.6
[14.8-22.4]
  3.4 
[1.6-5.1]
20-24 23.1
[19.3-27.0]
  4.5  
[2.6-6.5]
25+ 8.7
[7.5-9.9]
0.7 
[0.3-1.1]
1.6 
[1.0-2.2]
25-44 11.3
[9.1-13.4]
  2.2 
[1.0-3.3]
45+ 7.1
[5.6-8.6]
  1.2 
[0.5-1.9]
Table 10.  Past-30-day use of individual tobacco products and e-cigarettes, by sex and age group, 2015
Sex Age group
(years)
Any tobacco productTable 10 Footnote 1
(%)
CigarettesTable 10 Footnote 2
(%)
Cigars
(%)
Little cigars or cigarillos
(%)
Pipe
(%)
Smokeless tobacco
(%)
Water-pipe w. tobacco
(%)
E-Cigarettes
(%)

Source:  Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 10 Footnotes

Table 10 Footnote 1

Any tobacco product includes past-30-day use of cigarettes including menthol, little cigars or cigarillos, cigars, pipe, chewing tobacco, pinch or snuff, and/or a waterpipe with tobacco. E-cigarettes are excluded.

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Table 10 Footnote 2

From question SS_Q10 includes "daily" smokers. Also includes from SS_Q10 "occasional" / "not at all" smokers who identified in question SS_Q20 that they had smoked a cigarette in the past 30 days.

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Total All age groups 15.5 
[14.4-16.6]
13.2
[12.1-14.2]
1.2
[0.9-1.5]
1.8
[1.4-2.1]
0.5 
[0.3-0.7]
0.4
[0.3-0.5]
0.5  
[0.3-0.7]
3.2
[2.7-3.7]
Male 19.5 
[17.7-21.4]
15.8
[14.1-17.5]
2.2
[1.5-2.8]
2.7
[2.1-3.2]
0.8 
[0.5-1.0]
0.8
[0.5-1.0]
0.7 
[0.4-0.9]
3.6
[2.8-4.4]
Female 11.6
[10.2-12.9]
10.6
[9.3-11.8]
  0.9 
[0.6-1.2]
0.3 
[0.1-0.4]
  0.4 
[0.2-0.6]
2.8
[2.1-3.5]
Both sexes 15-19 13.1
[10.7-15.5]
9.8
[7.8-11.9]
1.3 
[0.5-2.0]
3.0 
[2.0-4.1]
  0.9 
[0.3-1.4]
1.7 
[0.9-2.6]
6.3
[4.6-7.9]
20-24 23.8
[20.9-26.6]
18.9
[16.2-21.6]
2.3 
[1.3-3.3]
5.7
[4.2-7.2]
1.5  
[0.6-2.3]
1.8 
[1.1-2.6]
2.7 
[1.6-3.7]
6.3
[4.9-7.8]
25+ 14.9
[13.6-16.1]
12.9
[11.7-14.1]
1.1 
[0.7-1.4]
1.3
[0.9-1.6]
0.4 
[0.2-0.5]
0.2 
[0.1-0.3]
  2.6
[2.0-3.2]
25-44 17.8
[15.4-20.2]
15.3
[13.0-17.6]
1.1 
[0.6-1.7]
1.7 
[1.0-2.3]
      3.4
[2.5-4.4]
45+ 13.0
[11.7-14.4]
11.4
[10.1-12.7]
1.0 
[0.6-1.5]
1.0 
[0.6-1.4]
      2.1 
[1.4-2.8]
Table 11. Illicit drug use (past 12-month and lifetime), by age group and sex, 2015
Drug Category Overall Males Females 15-19 20-24 25+

Source:  Canadian Tobacco Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 11 Footnotes

Table 11 Footnote 1

Cannabis, cocaine/crack, speed/methamphetamine/crystal meth, ecstasy, hallucinogens, heroin.

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Table 11 Footnote 2

Cocaine/crack, speed/methamphetamine/crystal meth, ecstasy, hallucinogens, heroin.

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Table 11 Footnote 3

Cannabis, cocaine/crack, speed/methamphetamine/crystal meth, ecstasy, hallucinogens, salvia, inhalants, heroin; abuse of pain relievers, stimulants; sedatives to get high.

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Sample size 15,154 7,001 8,153 2,645 2,550 9,959
Cannabis use
Cannabis - lifetime 44.5 
[43.0-46.1]
52.1
[49.7-54.4]
37.2
[35.1-39.3]
28.9
[25.7-32.1]
53.7
[50.0-57.3]
44.9
[43.2-46.7]
Cannabis - past year 12.3
[11.3-13.3]
14.9
[13.4-16.5]
9.7
[8.5-10.9]
20.6
[17.8-23.5]
29.7
[26.4-33.0]
9.9
[8.9-11.0]
Median age of initiation (years) 17.0
[16.7-17.3]
17.0
[16.7-17.3]
17.0
[16.7-17.3]
16.0
[15.7-16.3]
16.0
[15.7-16.3]
18.0
[17.7-18.3]
Mean age of initiation (years) 18.4
[18.1-18.7]
18.4
[18.0-18.8]
18.4
[18.0-18.7]
15.4
[15.2-15.6]
16.5  
[16.2-16.8]
18.8
[18.4-19.1]
Illicit drug use past year
Cocaine/Crack 1.2
[0.9-1.5]
1.5 
[1.1-1.9]
0.9 
[0.5-1.3]
2.1 
[1.2-3.0]
4.7
[3.2-6.2]
0.8 
[0.5-1.1]
Speed/Methamphetamine/Crystal meth 0.2 
[0.1-0.3]
         
Hallucinogens 1.2 
[0.8-1.5]
1.8 
[1.1-2.5]
0.6 
[0.2-0.9]
2.6 
[1.2-3.9]
2.8 
[1.8-3.8]
0.9 
[0.4-1.3]
Hallucinogens (including salvia) 1.2
[0.8-1.6]
1.8 
[1.1-2.5]
0.6 
[0.3-0.9]
2.9 
[1.5-4.3]
3.0 
[2.0-4.1]
0.9 
[0.5-1.3]
Ecstasy 0.7
[0.5-0.9]
1.0 
[0.6-1.3]
0.5  
[0.3-0.7]
2.3 
[1.2-3.4]
4.4 
[2.7-6.0]
 
Salvia            
Heroin            
Any of 6 drugs (hallucinogens excl. salvia)Table 11 Footnote 1 12.6
[11.6-13.6]
15.2
[13.7-16.8]
10.0
[8.8-11.2]
21.0
[18.1-23.9]
30.8
[27.5-34.0]
10.1
[9.1-11.2]
Any of 5 drugs (hallucinogens excl. salvia)Table 11 Footnote 2 2.3
[1.9-2.8]
3.2
[2.4-4.0]
1.5 
[1.0-1.9]
5.0 
[3.4-6.6]
8.8
[6.7-10.8]
1.5  
[1.0-2.0]
Any of 6 drugs (hallucinogens incl. salvia)Table 11 Footnote 1 12.6
[11.6-13.6]
15.2
[13.7-16.8]
10.0
[8.8-11.2]
21.1
[18.2-24.0]
30.8
[27.5-34.0]
10.1
[9.1-11.2]
Any of 5 drugs (hallucinogens incl. salvia)Table 11 Footnote 2 2.3
[1.9-2.8]
3.2
[2.4-4.1]
1.5 
[1.0-1.9]
5.1
[3.5-6.8]
9.0
[6.9-11.1]
1.5  
[1.0-2.0]
Any drugTable 11 Footnote 3 13.0
[11.9-14.0]
15.6
[14.1-17.2]
10.3
[9.1-11.6]
21.6
[18.7-24.6]
31.3
[28.0-34.6]
10.4
[9.4-11.5]
Lifetime illicit drug use
Cocaine/Crack 8.3
[7.4-9.2]
10.7
[9.2-12.2]
5.9
[4.9-6.9]
2.9 
[1.8-3.9]
10.3
[8.1-12.4]
8.5 
[7.5-9.5]
Speed/Methamphetamine/Crystal meth 2.7
[2.3-3.2]
3.0
[2.2-3.7]
2.5 
[2.0-3.1]
1.9 
[1.1-2.8]
5.0
[3.5-6.6]
2.6
[2.1-3.1]
Hallucinogens 12.2
[11.2-13.3]
15.6
[13.9-17.4]
8.9
[7.7-10.2]
4.6 
[3.0-6.3]
12.7
[10.3-15.1]
12.8
[11.6-14.1]
Hallucinogens (including salvia) 12.9
[11.8-13.9]
16.6
[14.9-18.4]
9.2
[7.9-10.5]
5.7
[3.9-7.5]
16.3
[13.6-19.0]
13.1
[11.9-14.4]
Ecstasy 6.2
[5.4-6.9]
7.7
[6.5-9.0]
4.6
[3.8-5.5]
4.1
[2.8-5.3]
14.7
[12.1-17.2]
5.5 
[4.7-6.4]
Salvia 2.2
[1.7-2.7]
3.4
[2.6-4.3]
1.0 
[0.7-1.3]
2.7 
[1.6-3.7]
8.6
[6.6-10.5]
1.6 
[1.0-2.1]
Heroin 0.4 
[0.2-0.6]
0.6 
[0.3-0.8]
      0.4 
[0.2-0.6]
Any of 6 drugs (hallucinogens excl. salvia)Table 11 Footnote 1 45.0
[43.4-46.6]
52.4
[50.0-54.7]
37.9
[35.8-39.9]
29.0
[25.8-32.3]
54.0
[50.4-57.6]
45.4
[43.7-47.2]
Any of 5 drugs (hallucinogens excl. salvia)Table 11 Footnote 2 16.3
[15.1-17.4]
20.2
[18.3-22.0]
12.5 
[11.1-13.9]
7.4
[5.5-9.3]
21.6
[18.6-24.5]
16.5 
[15.2-17.8]
Any of 6 drugs (hallucinogens incl. salvia)Table 11 Footnote 1 45.1
[43.5-46.6]
52.4
[50.1-54.8]
37.9
[35.8-40.0]
29.0
[25.8-32.3]
54.3
[50.7-57.9]
45.5 
[43.7-47.3]
Any of 5 drugs (hallucinogens incl. salvia)Table 11 Footnote 2 16.6
[15.4-17.8]
20.7
[18.8-22.6]
12.6
[11.2-14.0]
8.0
[6.1-10.0]
23.1
[20.0-26.1]
16.7
[15.4-18.0]
Any drugTable 11 Footnote 3 45.8
[44.2-47.4]
53.2
[50.8-55.5]
38.6
[36.5-40.7]
30.2
[26.8-33.5]
55.3
[51.8-58.8]
46.1
[44.4-47.9]
Table 12. Psychoactive pharmaceutical drug use (past 12-month), by age group and sex, 2015
Pharmaceutical Drug Category Overall Males Females 15-19 20-24 25+

Source: Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 12 Footnotes

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Sample size 15,154 7,001 8,153 2,645 2,550 9,959
Pain Relievers
Pain relievers 13.1
[11.9-14.2]
12.1
[10.4-13.9]
13.9
[12.5-15.4]
7.4
[5.8-9.1]
12.8
[10.4-15.1]
13.6
[12.2-14.9]
Pain relievers to get high 0.2 
[0.1-0.3]
0.3 
[0.1-0.5]
       
Pain relievers to get high - among users 1.7 
[0.8-2.6]
2.6 
[0.9-4.2]
       
Abuse of pain relievers (includes to get high) 0.3 
[0.2-0.4]
0.4 
[0.2-0.6]
       
Abuse of pain relievers (includes to get high) - among users 2.2 
[1.2-3.2]
3.1 
[1.4-4.8]
       
Stimulants
Stimulants 1.1
[0.9-1.4]
1.3
[0.9-1.7]
1.0 
[0.7-1.3]
4.8
[3.3-6.3]
4.2 
[2.6-5.8]
0.5  
[0.3-0.8]
Stimulants to get high 0.2 
[0.1-0.3]
         
Stimulants to get high - among users 13.7 
[6.5-20.9]
         
Abuse of stimulants (includes to get high) 0.2 
[0.1-0.3]
0.3 
[0.1-0.4]
       
Abuse of stimulants (includes to get high) - among users 22.7 
[13.6-31.8]
23.6 
[10.8-36.4]
    41.4 
[21.4-61.4]
 
Sedatives
Sedatives 10.5 
[9.6-11.4]
7.3
[6.2-8.3]
13.6
[12.1-15.1]
4.6
[3.1-6.0]
6.7
[5.0-8.3]
11.4
[10.3-12.4]
Sedatives to get high 0.3 
[0.1-0.4]
         
Sedatives to get high - among users 2.7 
[1.3-4.1]
         
Any Pharmaceutical
Any pharmaceutical 21.6
[20.2-22.9]
18.3
[16.5-20.1]
24.7
[22.8-26.6]
15.2
[12.7-17.6]
19.1
[16.3-21.9]
22.3
[20.8-23.9]
Any pharmaceutical to get high 0.5  
[0.3-0.6]
0.5  
[0.3-0.8]
0.4 
[0.2-0.6]
1.3 
[0.5-2.1]
1.8 
[0.7-3.0]
0.3 
[0.1-0.4]
Any pharmaceutical to get high - among users 2.2 
[1.4-3.0]
3.0 
[1.5-4.5]
1.6 
[0.8-2.5]
8.5  
[3.5-13.6]
9.7 
[4.0-15.3]
1.2 
[0.5-1.9]
Abuse of any pharmaceutical (includes to get high) 0.6
[0.4-0.8]
0.7 
[0.4-1.0]
0.5  
[0.3-0.7]
1.5  
[0.7-2.4]
2.7 
[1.3-4.0]
0.3 
[0.2-0.5]
Abuse of any pharmaceutical to get high - among users 2.8
[1.9-3.7]
3.9 
[2.3-5.4]
2.0 
[1.1-3.0]
10.7 
[5.2-16.2]
14.4 
[7.8-20.9]
1.4 
[0.7-2.2]
Table 13. Drug harms, by age group and sex, 2015
Drug related harms in past yearTable 13 Footnote 1 Overall Males Females 15-19 20-24 25+

Source: Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 13 Footnotes

Table 13 Footnote 1

At least one of 8 harms to: physical health; friendships and social life; financial position; home life or marriage; work, studies, or employment opportunities; legal problems; difficulty learning; housing problems.

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Table 13 Footnote 2

Among current users of any 5 drugs (cocaine/crack, speed/methamphetamine/crystal meth, hallucinogens including salvia, ecstasy, heroin). Drug related harms in the past year are due to any drug use. Users of any 5 drugs may also have used other drugs, including cannabis, or abused pharmaceuticals.

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Table 13 Footnote 3

Among current abusers of pharmaceuticals (abuse of pain killers, abuse of stimulants, sedatives to get high). Drug related harms in the past year are due to any drug use. Abusers of pharmaceuticals may also have used illicit drugs.

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Table 13 Footnote 4

Among current users of any drug (cannabis, cocaine/crack, speed/methamphetamine/crystal meth, speed, hallucinogens including salvia, ecstasy, inhalants, heroin, abuse of pain killers, abuse of stimulants, sedatives to get high).

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Sample size 15,154 7,001 8,153 2,645 2,550 9,959
Any drug harm to self - total population 2.8
[2.3-3.3]
3.8
[2.9-4.6]
1.9
[1.4-2.4]
6.3
[4.6-7.9]
8.1
[6.3-9.9]
2.0
[1.5-2.6]
Any drug harm to self among users of any 5 drugsTable 13 Footnote 2 31.8
[23.4-40.1]
31.9 
[21.2-42.5]
31.6 
[18.0-45.2]
50.3 
[33.3-67.3]
40.0
[27.2-52.8]
21.5  
[9.9-33.0]
Any drug harm to self among abusers of pharmaceuticalsTable 13 Footnote 3 43.5  
[28.4-58.5]
51.0 
[30.8-71.1]
34.2 
[14.4-54.1]
  61.3 
[37.9-84.8]
 
Any drug harm to self among users/abusers of any drugsTable 13 Footnote 4 15.0
[12.5-17.6]
17.9
[14.1-21.7]
10.8
[7.9-13.7]
25.4
[18.8-31.9]
21.3
[16.2-26.3]
11.4
[8.1-14.6]
Table 14. Illicit drug use (past 12-month and lifetime), by province, 2015
Drug Category / Indicator Canada NL PE NS NB QC ON MB SK AB BC 

Source: Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

Table 14 Footnotes

Table 14 Footnote 1

Cannabis, cocaine/crack, speed/methamphetamine/crystal meth, ecstasy, hallucinogens, heroin.

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Table 14 Footnote 2

Cocaine/crack, speed/methamphetamine/crystal meth, ecstasy, hallucinogens, heroin.

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Table 14 Footnote 3

Cannabis, cocaine/crack, speed/methamphetamine/crystal meth, ecstasy, hallucinogens, salvia, heroin, inhalants, abuse of pain relievers, stimulants and sedatives to get high.

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Table 14 Footnote 4

At least one of 8 harms to: physical health; friendships and social life; financial position; home life or marriage; work, studies, or employment opportunities; legal problems; difficulty learning; housing problems.

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Table 14 Footnote 5

Asked of all users of any drug (cannabis, cocaine/crack, speed/methamphetamine/crystal meth, ecstasy, hallucinogens including salvia, heroin, inhalants, abuse of pain relievers, stimulants and sedatives to get high); present among total population.

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Sample size 15,154 1,420 1,428 1,437 1,430 1,547 1,451 1,537 1,598 1,709 1,597
Cannabis use
Cannabis - lifetime 44.5  37.9 40.0 51.2 42.6 41.6 45.0 40.1 40.1 43.6 51.3
Cannabis - past year 12.3 9.9 8.2 14.4 9.0 9.8 12.8 11.3 10.2 11.1 17.3
Illicit drug use past year
Cocaine/Crack 1.2               1.9  1.6  1.8 
Speed/Methamphetamine/Crystal meth 0.2                     
Hallucinogens 1.2                  1.4  3.1 
Ecstasy 0.7                   1.4 
Salvia                      
Heroin                      
Any of 6 drugs (hallucinogens excl. salvia)Table 14 Footnote 1 12.6 10.2 8.3 14.8 9.0 10.0 13.0 12.0 10.4 11.8 17.8
Any of 5 drugs (hallucinogens excl. salvia)Table 14 Footnote 2 2.3     1.9    1.6  1.9  2.1  2.7  3.1  4.4 
Any drugTable 14 Footnote 3 13.0 10.4 8.5  15.3 9.4 10.3 13.3 12.2 10.8 12.4 18.3
Lifetime illicit drug use
Cocaine/Crack 8.3 5.1 4.5   6.8 5.7 7.9 6.8 7.4 7.7 10.1 13.1
Speed/Methamphetamine/Crystal meth 2.7       2.4  5.3 1.9      2.4  2.1 
Hallucinogens 12.2 7.6 8.5  12.1 8.8 9.9 11.9 11.6 11.7 13.1 17.9
Ecstasy 6.2 3.7 3.7 5.2 2.8  5.8 5.4 4.1 5.3 7.8 9.5 
Salvia 2.2     2.5     2.1  2.1  3.7  2.2  2.4  2.5  
Heroin 0.4                     
Any of 6 drugs (hallucinogens excl. salvia)Table 14 Footnote 1 45.0 38.0 40.1 51.4 42.9 42.4 45.2 40.4 40.5  44.3 52.0
Any of 5 drugs (hallucinogens excl. salvia)Table 14 Footnote 2 16.3 9.9 10.5  14.7 10.6 15.7 15.0 14.8 13.8 17.9 22.7
Any drugTable 14 Footnote 3 45.8 38.4 40.5  51.8 43.2 43.2 46.0 41.1 41.1 45.1 52.7
Drug related harms in past yearTable 14 Footnote 4
Any drug harm to self - total populationTable 14 Footnote 5 2.8   2.2  2.7  2.1  3.0  2.1  3.8 3.1 3.4 4.1
Table 15. Alcohol indicators, by age group and sex, 2015
Alcohol indicator Overall Males Females 15-19 20-24 25+

Source: Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Table 15 Footnotes

Table 15 Footnote 1

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Sample size 15,154 7,001 8,153 2,645 2,550 9,959
Alcohol
Lifetime use 90.9
[90.0-91.7]
94.2
[93.4-95.0]
87.7
[86.2-89.2]
66.4
[63.2-69.6]
88.5 
[85.9-91.1]
93.2
[92.3-94.1]
Past 12 month use 76.9
[75.6-78.3]
81.3
[79.4-83.1]
72.7
[70.6-74.8]
59.1
[55.5-62.6]
82.7
[79.7-85.6]
77.8
[76.3-79.4]
Mean age of initiation (years) 18.4
[18.3-18.6]
17.6
[17.4-17.8]
19.3
[19.1-19.6]
15.8
[15.7-16.0]
16.9
[16.7-17.0]
18.7
[18.6-18.9]
Exceeding low-risk drinking guidelines (LRDG)Footnote 1
Exceeds LRDG chronic 15.2
[14.1-16.3]
17.9
[16.0-19.7]
12.7
[11.3-14.1]
9.1
[7.3-10.8]
22.9
[19.9-25.9]
15.0
[13.7-16.3]
Exceeds LRDG acute 11.7
[10.7-12.7]
14.3
[12.6-16.0]
9.2
[7.9-10.5]
6.6
[5.1-8.1]
19.4
[16.5-22.2]
11.4
[10.2-12.6]
Exceeds LRDG chronic - among drinkers 20.0
[18.5-21.4]
22.2
[19.9-24.5]
17.6
[15.7-19.5]
15.5 
[12.7-18.4]
27.8
[24.3-31.3]
19.4
[17.7-21.1]
Exceeds LRDG acute - among drinkers 15.4
[14.0-16.7]
17.8
[15.7-19.9]
12.8
[11.1-14.5]
11.3
[8.9-13.8]
23.5 
[20.2-26.9]
14.8
[13.2-16.3]
Table 16. Alcohol indicators, by province, 2015
Alcohol indicator Canada NL PE NS NB QC ON MB SK AB BC 

Source: Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

Table 16 Footnotes

Table 16 Footnote 1

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Sample size 15,154 1,420 1,428 1,437 1,430 1,547 1,451 1,537 1,598 1,709 1,597
Alcohol
Lifetime use 90.9 91.2 91.2 91.2 91.8 93.9 89.1 88.9 90.4 89.7 92.3
Past 12 month use 76.9 73.7 73.0 75.8 75.1 82.1 73.6 75.1 75.2 77.2 79.0
Exceeding low-risk drinking guidelines (LRDG)Table 16 Footnote 1
Exceeds LRDG chronic 15.2 20.3 14.0 17.0 14.3 15.8 14.6 16.0 16.4 12.9 16.7
Exceeds LRDG acute 11.7 15.7 10.0 13.4 9.8 11.0 11.8 12.5  11.4 10.6 13.0
Exceeds LRDG chronic - among drinkers 20.0 27.8 19.4 22.5  19.1 19.4 20.0 21.5  22.2 16.9 21.5 
Exceeds LRDG acute - among drinkers 15.4 21.5  13.8 17.8 13.2 13.5  16.2 16.8 15.4 13.9 16.7
Table 17.  Description of the sample, Canada, 2015
  Canada NL PE NS NB QC ON MB SK AB BC 

Source:  Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, February - December 2015.

Male 7,001 659 632 624 646 727 655 732 718 873 735
Female 8,153 761 796 813 784 820 796 805 880 836 862
15-19 2,645 235 244 228 227 297 258 284 280 309 283
20-24 2,550 200 205 231 232 257 256 295 238 348 288
25+ 9,959 985 979 978 971 993 937 958 1,080 1,052 1,026
25-34 1,394 115 93 105 109 136 125 156 198 195 162
35-44 1,582 146 140 147 131 180 154 156 173 201 154
45-54 1,884 207 190 189 187 188 182 192 175 194 180
55+ 5,099 517 556 537 544 489 476 454 534 462 530
Total  15,154 1,420 1,428 1,437 1,430 1,547 1,451 1,537 1,598 1,709 1,597
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