Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey (CTNS): 2021 detailed tables

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  1. Table 1: Smoking status, by age group and gender, 2021
  2. Table 2: Smoking status, by province and age group, 2021
  3. Table 3: Number of times attempted to quit smoking in the past 12 months among those who reported daily smoking, by age group, 2021
  4. Table 4: Quit methods used by those who reported current smoking or quitting smoking within the past 12 months who made a quit attempt in the past 12 months, by age group, 2021
  5. Table 5: Past-30-day use of individual tobacco products and vaping, by age group and gender, 2021
  6. Table 6: Past-30-day vaping, by province and age group, 2021
  7. Table 7: Pattern of vape use over the past 30 days, by age group and gender, 2021
  8. Table 8: Past-30-day vaping of nicotine and non-nicotine, by age group and gender, 2021
  9. Table 9: Most often used flavour among those who reported vaping in the past 30 days, by age group and gender, 2021
  10. Table 10: Main reason for vaping among those who reported vaping in the past 30 days, by age group and gender, 2021
  11. Table 11: Sources of vaping devices and liquids among those reported vaping in the past 30 days, by age group, 2021
  12. Table 12: Smoking status among those who reported vaping in the past 30 days, by age group, 2021
  13. Table 13: Number of times attempted to quit vaping in the past 12 months among those who reported daily vaping, by age group, 2021
  14. Table 14: Perception of harm using a vape with nicotine compared to smoking cigarettes among all respondents and those who reported vaping or smoking a cigarette in the past 30 days, by age group, 2021
  15. Table 15: Pattern of alcohol use over the past 30 days, by age group and gender, 2021
  16. Table 16: Pattern of heavy alcohol use1 over the past 12 months, by age group and gender, 2021
  17. Table 17: Pattern of cannabis use over the past 30 days, by age group and gender, 2021
  18. Table 18: Pattern of vaping cannabis over the past 30 days, by age group and gender, 2021
  19. Table 19: Description of the sample, by age group and province, 2021
Table 1: Smoking status, by age group and gender, 2021
Gender Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
Current smoking
(%)
Daily smoking
(%)
Occasional smoking
(%)
Former smoking
(%)
Never smoking
(%)
All genders All age groups 30,866 10.2 [9.4-11.0] 7.8 [7.0-8.5] 2.5Table 1 footnote [2.0-2.9] 22.7 [21.6-23.7] 67.1 [65.9-68.3]
Men 15,177 11.8 [10.5-13.0] 8.7 [7.6-9.9] 3.0 [2.3-3.7] 23.2 [21.6-24.9] 65.0 [63.1-66.9]
Women 15,576 8.5Table 1 footnote [7.5-9.5] 6.6 [5.7-7.5] 1.9 [1.4-2.4] 21.9 [20.4-23.4] 69.6 [68.0-71.3]
All
genders
15-19 2,064 3.3 [2.4-4.2] 1.1 [0.6-1.6] 2.2 [1.5-2.9] 1.0 [0.5-1.4] 95.8 [94.8-96.8]
20-24 2,404 9.8 [8.5-11.2] 4.9 [3.9-5.9] 4.9 [4.0-5.9] 6.2 [5.1-7.3] 83.9 [82.3-85.6]
25+ 26,397 10.8 [9.9-11.7] 8.5Table 1 footnote [7.7-9.4] 2.3 [1.8-2.7] 25.9 [24.6-27.1] 63.3 [61.9-64.8]
25-44 10,077 11.3 [9.6-13.1] 7.9 [6.4-9.4] 3.4 [2.4-4.5] 16.3 [14.4-18.3] 72.3 [69.9-74.8]
45+ 16,320 10.4 [9.4-11.5] 8.9 [8.0-9.9] 1.5Table 1 footnote [1.1-2.0] 31.8 [30.2-33.3] 57.8 [56.1-59.5]
Men 15-19 1,050 3.8 [2.4-5.2] 1.4 [0.6-2.2] 2.4 [1.3-3.5] 1.0 [0.4-1.6] 95.2 [93.7-96.7]
20-24 1,248 13.2 [11.0-15.4] 6.5Table 1 footnote [4.9-8.1] 6.7 [5.1-8.3] 6.5Table 1 footnote [4.9-8.1] 80.3 [77.8-82.9]
25+ 12,879 12.3 [10.8-13.8] 9.6 [8.2-10.9] 2.7 [1.9-3.5] 26.7 [24.8-28.6] 61.1 [58.9-63.3]
25-44 5,026 14.2 [11.3-17.0] 10.2 [7.8-12.6] 4.0 [2.3-5.7] 16.6 [13.7-19.6] 69.2 [65.4-73.0]
45+ 7,853 11.1 [9.5-12.6] 9.1 [7.7-10.6] 1.9 [1.2-2.7] 33.1 [30.7-35.5] 55.9 [53.3-58.4]
Women 15-19 1,009 2.7 [1.6-3.8] Table 1 footnote # 1.9 [1.0-2.8] Table 1 footnote # 96.4 [95.1-97.7]
20-24 1,154 6.1 [4.6-7.6] 3.1 [2.0-4.2] 3.0 [2.0-4.0] 5.9 [4.5-7.4] 87.9 [86.0-89.9]
25+ 13,413 9.2 [8.0-10.3] 7.4 [6.3-8.4] 1.8 [1.3-2.4] 24.8 [23.1-26.5] 66.0 [64.1-67.9]
25-44 5,006 8.6 [6.5-10.6] 5.6 [4.0-7.3] 2.9 [1.8-4.1] 15.3 [12.7-17.9] 76.1 [73.0-79.3]
45+ 8,407 9.5Table 1 footnote [8.1-11.0] 8.4 [7.0-9.7] 1.1 [0.6-1.7] 30.5Table 1 footnote [28.3-32.7] 60.0 [57.6-62.4]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 2: Smoking status, by province and age group, 2021
Age group
(years)
Canada
(%)
NL
(%)
PE
(%)
NS
(%)
NB
(%)
QC
(%)
ON
(%)
MB
(%)
SK
(%)
AB
(%)
BC
(%)
Current smoking
Total 10.2 [9.4-11.0] 9.0 [4.7-13.3] 8.9 [5.4-12.5] 12.6 [9.0-16.3] 8.4 [4.5-12.4] 12.3 [10.5-14.0] 9.6 [8.2-11.0] 12.8 [9.2-16.4] 10.1 [6.4-13.7] 8.2 [6.0-10.3] 9.5Table 2 footnote [7.3-11.8]
15-19 3.3 [2.4-4.2] Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # 3.9 [2.0-5.8] 2.1 [0.8-3.4] Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # 6.2 [2.7-9.7] Table 2 footnote #
20-24 9.8 [8.5-11.2] Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # 20.7 [12.3-29.1] Table 2 footnote # 14.3 [11.4-17.3] 8.2 [6.0-10.4] 12.4 [6.5-18.3] 13.8 [7.8-19.8] 5.4 [2.8-8.1] 9.3 [5.6-13.0]
25+ 10.8 [9.9-11.7] 10.0 [5.1-14.8] 9.3 [5.1-13.5] 12.7 [8.6-16.9] 8.6 [4.1-13.1] 12.7 [10.7-14.7] 10.4 [8.8-12.0] 13.6 [9.4-17.9] 10.2 [6.0-14.5] 8.6 [6.1-11.1] 10.0 [7.4-12.7]
25-44 11.3 [9.6-13.1] Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # 14.2 [10.2-18.1] 11.5Table 2 footnote [8.5-14.5] 10.4 [3.8-16.9] Table 2 footnote # 10.1 [5.8-14.4] 9.1 [4.8-13.4]
45+ 10.4 [9.4-11.5] 9.1 [4.0-14.2] 11.1 [5.6-16.6] 15.4 [10.1-20.8] 5.0 [2.1-8.0] 11.9 [9.6-14.1] 9.7 [7.8-11.5] 15.8 [10.0-21.5] 13.2 [7.1-19.2] 7.5Table 2 footnote [4.6-10.4] 10.6 [7.1-14.1]
Former smoking
Total 22.7 [21.6-23.7] 36.0 [29.1-42.9] 32.0 [26.2-37.8] 26.1 [21.4-30.7] 34.9 [28.5-41.3] 26.5Table 2 footnote [24.4-28.6] 20.4 [18.6-22.3] 18.9 [14.7-23.2] 25.2 [19.5-31.0] 22.5Table 2 footnote [19.2-25.9] 19.0 [16.1-21.9]
15-19 1.0 [0.5-1.4] Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote #
20-24 6.2 [5.1-7.3] Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # 9.7 [4.1-15.4] Table 2 footnote # 7.7 [5.5-9.9] 5.3 [3.3-7.2] Table 2 footnote # Table 2 footnote # 5.7 [3.1-8.3] 5.8 [2.8-8.8]
25+ 25.9 [24.6-27.1] 39.7 [31.9-47.5] 37.2 [30.3-44.1] 29.1 [23.8-34.4] 39.0 [31.7-46.3] 29.8 [27.4-32.2] 23.6 [21.4-25.7] 21.9 [16.9-26.9] 29.0 [22.2-35.8] 25.9 [22.0-29.8] 21.4 [18.0-24.8]
25-44 16.3 [14.4-18.3] 26.7Table 2 footnote * [12.4-40.9] 27.0Table 2 footnote * [14.4-39.7] 19.4Table 2 footnote * [9.9-28.9] 23.8Table 2 footnote * [11.4-36.2] 16.7 [13.0-20.4] 15.0 [11.7-18.4] 10.1 [3.9-16.4] 25.0Table 2 footnote * [13.6-36.5] 19.5Table 2 footnote [13.5-25.4] 13.6 [8.5-18.8]
45+ 31.8 [30.2-33.3] 44.9 [35.8-53.9] 41.5Table 2 footnote [33.0-50.0] 34.1 [27.5-40.8] 44.9 [36.6-53.2] 37.2 [34.0-40.4] 29.0 [26.3-31.8] 29.6 [22.4-36.7] 31.8 [23.6-40.0] 30.8 [25.5-36.2] 26.3 [21.9-30.7]
Never smoking
Total 67.1 [65.9-68.3] 55.0 [47.8-62.2] 59.1 [53.2-64.9] 61.3 [56.0-66.6] 56.7 [50.2-63.1] 61.2 [58.9-63.6] 70.0 [67.8-72.1] 68.3 [63.3-73.3] 64.7 [58.5-70.8] 69.3 [65.6-72.9] 71.5Table 2 footnote [68.0-75.0]
15-19 95.8 [94.8-96.8] 94.4Table 2 footnote * [89.1-99.7] 94.8Table 2 footnote * [89.5-100.1] Table 2 footnote # 91.3Table 2 footnote * [84.8-97.8] 95.9 [93.9-97.8] 97.1 [95.6-98.6] 96.0 [91.6-100.3] 94.5Table 2 footnote [89.6-99.3] 92.2 [88.3-96.1] 95.3 [92.6-97.9]
20-24 83.9 [82.3-85.6] 86.3Table 2 footnote * [77.8-94.7] 85.0 [77.4-92.5] 69.6 [60.5-78.7] 80.1 [71.0-89.1] 78.0 [74.5-81.5] 86.6 [83.8-89.3] 81.9 [75.2-88.7] 79.2 [72.1-86.3] 88.9 [85.3-92.4] 84.9 [80.4-89.4]
25+ 63.3 [61.9-64.8] 50.3 [42.1-58.5] 53.5Table 2 footnote [46.6-60.4] 58.2 [52.1-64.2] 52.4 [45.1-59.8] 57.5Table 2 footnote [54.8-60.2] 66.0 [63.6-68.5] 64.4 [58.5-70.4] 60.7 [53.5-68.0] 65.5Table 2 footnote [61.2-69.7] 68.5Table 2 footnote [64.5-72.6]
25-44 72.3 [69.9-74.8] 61.2Table 2 footnote * [45.1-77.2] 67.7Table 2 footnote * [54.6-80.8] 73.0Table 2 footnote * [62.4-83.6] 58.6Table 2 footnote * [43.4-73.8] 69.2 [64.2-74.1] 73.5Table 2 footnote [69.2-77.7] 79.5Table 2 footnote [71.1-87.9] 68.9Table 2 footnote * [56.7-81.0] 70.5Table 2 footnote [63.8-77.1] 77.3 [70.9-83.6]
45+ 57.8 [56.1-59.5] 46.0 [36.9-55.1] 47.4 [39.1-55.8] 50.4 [43.1-57.7] 50.0 [41.8-58.2] 51.0 [47.6-54.3] 61.3 [58.3-64.3] 54.7 [46.8-62.6] 55.0 [45.9-64.1] 61.7 [56.0-67.3] 63.1 [58.0-68.3]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 3: Number of times attempted to quit smoking in the past 12 months among those who reported daily smoking, by age group, 2021
Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
Zero
(%)
One time
(%)
Two to three times
(%)
Four or more times
(%)
Total 2,386 61.7 [56.9-66.4] 13.8 [10.4-17.2] 13.1 [9.8-16.4] 11.4 [8.1-14.7]
15-19 Table 3 footnote # Table 3 footnote # Table 3 footnote # Table 3 footnote # Table 3 footnote #
20-24 118 51.5Table 3 footnote [41.0-62.0] 9.4 [4.0-14.7] 20.7 [12.5-29.0] 18.4 [10.1-26.7]
25+ 2,245 62.2 [57.2-67.2] 14.0 [10.4-17.6] 12.8 [9.3-16.2] 11.0 [7.5-14.5]
25-44 795 55.6 [46.2-64.9] 19.1 [11.5-26.6] 11.5Table 3 footnote [4.8-18.1] 13.9 [6.0-21.8]
45+ 1,451 65.9 [60.1-71.7] 11.2 [7.5-15.0] 13.5Table 3 footnote [9.5-17.5] 9.4 [5.8-13.0]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 4: Quit methods used by those who reported current smoking or quitting smoking within the past 12 months who made a quit attempt in the past 12 months, by age group, 2021
Age group
(years)
Switched to vaping
(%)
Used nicotine replacement products
(%)
Made deal with a friend/family member
(%)
Reduced number of cigarettes you smoked
(%)
Used a smart phone app
(%)
Tried to quit smoking on your own
(%)
Tried medication (e.g., Zyban, Wellbutrin, Champix)
(%)
Other
(%)
Total 24.3 [18.9-29.6] 27.7 [21.9-33.4] 12.5Table 4 footnote [7.6-17.5] 51.4 [45.0-57.8] 4.2 [1.3-7.0] 64.4 [57.8-71.0] 6.4 [3.4-9.4] 20.8 [15.6-26.0]
15-19 Table 4 footnote # Table 4 footnote # Table 4 footnote # Table 4 footnote # Table 4 footnote # Table 4 footnote # Table 4 footnote # Table 4 footnote #
20-24 54.1 [44.8-63.5] 21.5Table 4 footnote [13.4-29.7] 16.7 [9.5-23.9] 40.2 [30.5-49.9] Table 4 footnote # 74.7 [66.6-82.7] Table 4 footnote # 15.1 [8.4-21.7]
25+ 20.1 [14.3-25.8] 28.6 [22.1-35.2] 12.1 [6.5-17.6] 52.7 [45.6-59.9] Table 4 footnote # 63.0 [55.6-70.4] 7.2 [3.8-10.7] 21.8 [16.0-27.6]
25-44 26.1 [16.1-36.2] 21.7 [11.9-31.6] 20.4 [9.9-30.9] 63.7 [52.4-75.0] Table 4 footnote # 67.0 [55.7-78.3] Table 4 footnote # 17.7 [9.2-26.2]
45+ 14.2 [8.2-20.2] 35.1 [26.3-43.8] Table 4 footnote # 42.1 [33.4-50.8] Table 4 footnote # 59.1 [49.9-68.4] 9.0 [4.2-13.8] 25.7 [18.0-33.4]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 5: Past-30-day use of individual tobacco products and vapingTable 5 footnote 1, by age group and gender, 2021
Gender Age group
(years)
Any tobacco productTable 5 footnote 2
(%)
Cigarettes
(%)
Cigars
(%)
Little cigars or cigarillos
(%)
Pipe
(%)
Chewing tobacco
(%)
Water-pipe w/ tobacco
(%)
Vaping
(%)
All genders All age groups 11.9 [11.0-12.7] 10.2 [9.4-11.0] 1.0 [0.8-1.3] 1.6 [1.3-1.9] 0.3 [0.2-0.5] 0.4 [0.3-0.6] 0.4 [0.2-0.6] 5.2 [4.7-5.8]
Men 14.5Table 5 footnote [13.1-15.9] 11.8 [10.5-13.0] 1.7 [1.3-2.2] 2.3 [1.7-2.9] 0.5Table 5 footnote [0.3-0.8] 0.8 [0.5-1.1] 0.6 [0.3-0.9] 5.7 [4.9-6.5]
Women 9.1 [8.1-10.1] 8.5Table 5 footnote [7.5-9.5] 0.2 [0.1-0.4] 0.8 [0.5-1.2] 0.1 [0.0-0.2] Table 5 footnote # 0.2 [0.1-0.3] 4.5Table 5 footnote [3.8-5.2]
All
genders
15-19 5.3 [4.2-6.5] 3.3 [2.4-4.2] 1.2 [0.6-1.8] 2.0 [1.3-2.6] Table 5 footnote # 0.6 [0.2-1.0] 0.8 [0.4-1.2] 12.7 [11.1-14.4]
20-24 12.7 [11.2-14.2] 9.8 [8.5-11.2] 1.8 [1.2-2.4] 2.3 [1.6-3.0] Table 5 footnote # 1.0 [0.6-1.4] 1.6 [1.0-2.3] 17.2 [15.5-18.9]
25+ 12.3 [11.3-13.3] 10.8 [9.9-11.7] 0.9 [0.6-1.2] 1.5Table 5 footnote [1.1-1.9] 0.3 [0.2-0.5] 0.4 [0.2-0.6] 0.3 [0.1-0.4] 3.6 [3.0-4.2]
25-44 13.6 [11.7-15.5] 11.3 [9.6-13.1] 1.4 [0.8-2.0] 2.2 [1.4-3.1] Table 5 footnote # Table 5 footnote # 0.6 [0.2-1.1] 6.1 [4.7-7.5]
45+ 11.5Table 5 footnote [10.4-12.6] 10.4 [9.4-11.5] 0.6 [0.4-0.9] 1.0 [0.7-1.4] 0.3 [0.1-0.5] 0.3 [0.1-0.6] Table 5 footnote # 2.0 [1.5-2.5]
Men 15-19 5.9 [4.2-7.6] 3.8 [2.4-5.2] 1.7 [0.7-2.6] 2.4 [1.3-3.5] Table 5 footnote # Table 5 footnote # Table 5 footnote # 12.2 [9.9-14.6]
20-24 17.2 [14.7-19.6] 13.2 [11.0-15.4] 3.1 [1.9-4.2] 3.6 [2.4-4.8] Table 5 footnote # 1.8 [1.0-2.6] 1.9 [1.0-2.7] 20.0 [17.4-22.6]
25+ 15.0 [13.4-16.6] 12.3 [10.8-13.8] 1.6 [1.1-2.2] 2.2 [1.5-2.9] 0.5Table 5 footnote [0.2-0.8] 0.7 [0.3-1.1] Table 5 footnote # 3.8 [2.9-4.7]
25-44 18.3 [15.1-21.5] 14.2 [11.3-17.0] 2.4 [1.2-3.6] 3.0 [1.6-4.5] Table 5 footnote # Table 5 footnote # Table 5 footnote # 6.5Table 5 footnote [4.5-8.6]
45+ 12.9 [11.2-14.6] 11.1 [9.5-12.6] 1.1 [0.6-1.6] 1.6 [0.9-2.3] 0.6 [0.2-1.0] Table 5 footnote # Table 5 footnote # 2.0 [1.3-2.8]
Women 15-19 4.6 [3.2-6.0] 2.7 [1.6-3.8] Table 5 footnote # 1.4 [0.6-2.1] Table 5 footnote # Table 5 footnote # Table 5 footnote # 13.0 [10.7-15.3]
20-24 7.7 [6.0-9.4] 6.1 [4.6-7.6] Table 5 footnote # 0.8 [0.3-1.4] Table 5 footnote # Table 5 footnote # 1.4 [0.6-2.2] 14.0 [11.9-16.2]
25+ 9.5Table 5 footnote [8.4-10.7] 9.2 [8.0-10.3] Table 5 footnote # 0.8 [0.4-1.2] Table 5 footnote # Table 5 footnote # Table 5 footnote # 3.1 [2.3-3.8]
25-44 8.9 [6.9-11.0] 8.6 [6.5-10.6] Table 5 footnote # 1.4 [0.6-2.3] Table 5 footnote # Table 5 footnote # Table 5 footnote # 5.3 [3.6-7.1]
45+ 9.9 [8.4-11.4] 9.5Table 5 footnote [8.1-11.0] Table 5 footnote # 0.4 [0.1-0.7] Table 5 footnote # Table 5 footnote # Table 5 footnote # 1.7 [1.1-2.3]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 6: Past-30-day vapingTable 6 footnote 1, by province and age group, 2021
Age group
(years)
Canada
(%)
NL
(%)
PE
(%)
NS
(%)
NB
(%)
QC
(%)
ON
(%)
MB
(%)
SK
(%)
AB
(%)
BC
(%)
Total 5.2 [4.7-5.8] 6.2 [3.0-9.5] 6.5Table 6 footnote [3.7-9.2] 4.9 [2.8-6.9] 8.6 [4.6-12.7] 6.0 [4.8-7.1] 5.0 [4.1-6.0] 4.5Return to table 6 footnote [3.0-6.1] 4.9 [2.5-7.3] 5.7 [3.9-7.5] 3.9 [2.8-5.0]
15-19 12.7 [11.1-14.4] Table 6 footnote # 13.4Table 6 footnote * [5.4-21.4] 15.9Table 6 footnote * [7.6-24.2] Table 6 footnote # 17.6 [13.7-21.5] 9.9 [7.3-12.6] 12.7 [5.8-19.5] 14.1 [7.1-21.1] 13.2 [8.6-17.8] 12.4 [8.6-16.3]
20-24 17.2 [15.5-18.9] 25.2Table 6 footnote * [15.3-35.2] 18.3 [8.3-28.2] 16.4 [9.1-23.7] 17.6 [9.1-26.1] 16.5Table 6 footnote [13.3-19.7] 16.2 [13.1-19.4] 23.5Table 6 footnote [16.1-30.8] 18.5Table 6 footnote [11.9-25.2] 16.6 [12.5-20.8] 19.0 [14.3-23.6]
25+ 3.6 [3.0-4.2] Table 6 footnote # Table 6 footnote # Table 6 footnote # 7.7 [3.2-12.3] 4.3 [3.1-5.6] 3.5Table 6 footnote [2.4-4.6] Table 6 footnote # Table 6 footnote # 4.1 [2.0-6.1] 1.9 [0.7-3.1]
25-44 6.1 [4.7-7.5] Table 6 footnote # Table 6 footnote # Table 6 footnote # Table 6 footnote # 7.0 [4.2-9.8] 6.0 [3.5-8.5] Table 6 footnote # Table 6 footnote # 6.2 [2.4-10.0] Table 6 footnote #
45+ 2.0 [1.5-2.5] Table 6 footnote # Table 6 footnote # Table 6 footnote # Table 6 footnote # 2.9 [1.7-4.0] 1.9 [1.0-2.8] Table 6 footnote # Table 6 footnote # Table 6 footnote # Table 6 footnote #

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 7: Pattern of vapeTable 7 footnote 1 use over the past 30 days, by age group and gender, 2021
Gender Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
Daily
(%)
Less than daily but at least once a week
(%)
Less than weekly but at least once in past month
(%)
Not at all
(%)
All genders All age groups 30,889 2.8 [2.4-3.3] 1.1 [0.9-1.4] 1.3 [1.0-1.5] 94.8 [94.2-95.3]
Men 15,183 3.0 [2.3-3.6] 1.3 [0.9-1.7] 1.4 [1.0-1.9] 94.3 [93.5-95.1]
Women 15,593 2.4 [1.9-3.0] 1.0 [0.7-1.3] 1.1 [0.8-1.4] 95.5Table 7 footnote [94.8-96.2]
All
genders
15-19 2,065 5.8 [4.7-6.9] 3.1 [2.2-4.0] 3.8 [2.9-4.7] 87.3 [85.6-88.9]
20-24 2,408 9.0 [7.7-10.3] 3.5Table 7 footnote [2.6-4.3] 4.7 [3.8-5.7] 82.8 [81.1-84.5]
25+ 26,416 2.0 [1.6-2.5] 0.8 [0.5-1.0] 0.8 [0.5-1.0] 96.4 [95.8-97.0]
25-44 10,074 3.4 [2.3-4.5] 1.5Table 7 footnote [0.9-2.1] 1.2 [0.7-1.7] 93.9 [92.5-95.3]
45+ 16,341 1.2 [0.8-1.6] 0.3 [0.1-0.5] 0.5Table 7 footnote [0.2-0.8] 98.0 [97.5-98.5]
Men 15-19 1,049 5.7 [4.1-7.3] 3.5Table 7 footnote [2.2-4.9] 3.0 [1.9-4.2] 87.8 [85.4-90.1]
20-24 1,251 10.8 [8.8-12.9] 3.8 [2.5-5.1] 5.4 [4.1-6.7] 80.0 [77.4-82.6]
25+ 12,883 2.0 [1.3-2.8] 0.8 [0.4-1.3] 0.9 [0.5-1.4] 96.2 [95.3-97.1]
25-44 5,023 3.3 [1.7-5.0] 1.6 [0.7-2.6] 1.6 [0.6-2.5] 93.5Table 7 footnote [91.4-95.5]
45+ 7,860 1.2 [0.6-1.8] Table 7 footnote # Table 7 footnote # 98.0 [97.2-98.7]
Women 15-19 1,010 5.8 [4.3-7.3] 2.6 [1.5-3.7] 4.6 [3.2-6.1] 87.0 [84.7-89.3]
20-24 1,155 6.9 [5.4-8.5] 3.0 [2.0-4.1] 4.1 [2.8-5.4] 86.0 [83.8-88.1]
25+ 13,428 1.8 [1.2-2.4] 0.7 [0.3-1.0] 0.6 [0.3-0.9] 96.9 [96.2-97.7]
25-44 5,006 3.1 [1.7-4.6] 1.3 [0.5-2.2] 0.8 [0.3-1.4] 94.7 [92.9-96.4]
45+ 8,422 1.0 [0.6-1.5] Table 7 footnote # Table 7 footnote # 98.3 [97.7-98.9]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 8: Past-30-day vaping of nicotine and non-nicotineTable 8 footnote 1, by age group and gender, 2021
Gender Age group
(years)
Vaped e-liquid with nicotine
(%)
Vaped e-liquid without nicotine
(%)
Vaped e-liquid with unknown nicotine content
(%)
All genders All age groups 4.2 [3.7-4.7] 0.6 [0.4-0.8] 0.3 [0.2-0.5]
Men 4.4 [3.7-5.1] 0.5Table 8 footnote [0.2-0.7] 0.3 [0.1-0.5]
Women 3.7 [3.1-4.4] 0.7 [0.4-1.0] 0.4 [0.2-0.6]
All
genders
15-19 11.0 [9.5-12.6] 1.7 [1.1-2.4] 1.6 [1.0-2.2]
20-24 15.7 [14.1-17.4] 1.5Table 8 footnote [1.0-2.0] 0.7 [0.3-1.0]
25+ 2.6 [2.1-3.1] 0.5Table 8 footnote [0.3-0.7] 0.2 [0.1-0.4]
25-44 4.8 [3.5-6.0] 0.7 [0.3-1.2] Table 8 footnote #
45+ 1.2 [0.9-1.6] 0.3 [0.1-0.6] Table 8 footnote #

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 9: Most often used flavour among those who reported vapingTable 9 footnote 1 in the past 30 days, by age group and gender, 2021
Gender Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
Tobacco
(%)
Fruit
(%)
Candy
(%)
Dessert
(%)
Mint or Menthol
(%)
Flavourless
(%)
No usual flavour
(%)
Other
(%)
All genders All age groups 1,620 8.3 [5.2-11.3] 52.9 [47.6-58.3] 3.7 [1.7-5.7] Table 9 footnote # 18.0 [13.7-22.3] 2.0 [0.4-3.7] 9.2 [6.1-12.2] 4.4 [2.5-6.3]
Men 867 9.5Table 9 footnote [4.6-14.4] 50.6 [42.9-58.3] 2.4 [0.9-4.0] Table 9 footnote # 18.3 [12.1-24.4] 1.9Table 9 footnote * [-0.6-4.5] 10.7 [5.9-15.5] 5.4 [2.2-8.6]
Women 704 7.0 [3.4-10.6] 56.6 [49.3-64.0] 5.5Table 9 footnote [1.5-9.5] Table 9 footnote # 16.7 [11.5-21.9] Table 9 footnote # 7.8 [4.2-11.5] 2.5Table 9 footnote [1.0-3.9]
All
genders
15-19 262 Table 9 footnote # 65.0 [58.8-71.3] 6.1 [2.5-9.7] Table 9 footnote # 12.3 [7.8-16.8] Table 9 footnote # 8.8 [5.1-12.6] 5.7 [2.7-8.7]
20-24 414 Table 9 footnote # 56.5Table 9 footnote [51.0-62.1] 3.1 [1.2-5.1] Table 9 footnote # 22.4 [18.0-26.9] Table 9 footnote # 10.9 [7.4-14.4] 3.5Table 9 footnote [1.3-5.8]
25+ 944 13.2 [7.9-18.6] 48.0 [39.5-56.5] Table 9 footnote # Table 9 footnote # 17.7 [10.8-24.6] Table 9 footnote # 8.5Table 9 footnote [3.6-13.5] 4.4 [1.4-7.3]
25-44 614 12.2 [5.5-18.9] 55.3 [44.1-66.4] Table 9 footnote # Table 9 footnote # 14.8 [6.3-23.3] Table 9 footnote # Table 9 footnote # Table 9 footnote #
45+ 330 15.1Table 9 footnote * [6.3-23.8] 34.5Table 9 footnote Table 9 footnote * [21.9-47.2] Table 9 footnote # Table 9 footnote # 23.0Table 9 footnote * [11.1-34.8] Table 9 footnote # Table 9 footnote # Table 9 footnote #

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 10: Main reason for vaping among those who reported vapingTable 10 footnote 1 in the past 30 days, by age group and gender, 2021
Gender Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
Curiosity
(%)
Because I enjoy it
(%)
To reduce stress
(%)
Smoking cessationTable 10 footnote 2
(%)
To use where smoking is not allowed
(%)
To avoid returning to smoking
(%)
Other
(%)
All genders All age groups 1,614 11.8 [8.8-14.8] 19.5Table 10 footnote [15.1-23.9] 17.7 [14.3-21.2] 25.8 [20.8-30.9] 1.6 [0.6-2.7] 14.2 [10.3-18.2] 9.2 [6.4-12.1]
Men 861 11.7 [7.1-16.2] 18.9 [13.1-24.6] 13.4 [9.5-17.3] 27.2 [19.8-34.6] 1.8 [0.4-3.2] 17.0 [11.0-23.0] 10.1 [5.9-14.2]
Women 704 12.8 [8.5-17.1] 21.3 [14.2-28.4] 22.0 [16.6-27.4] 24.7 [17.7-31.8] Table 10 footnote # 10.7 [5.6-15.9] 6.9 [3.8-10.1]
All
genders
15-19 262 23.8 [18.1-29.6] 28.1 [22.3-34.0] 32.6 [26.3-38.9] Table 10 footnote # Table 10 footnote # Table 10 footnote # 12.1 [7.5-16.7]
20-24 414 11.4 [7.9-14.9] 26.5Table 10 footnote [21.8-31.2] 25.5Table 10 footnote [21.0-30.0] 14.7 [11.0-18.4] Table 10 footnote # 9.3 [6.2-12.3] 10.6 [7.3-13.8]
25+ 938 8.6 [3.9-13.3] 14.0 [6.9-21.0] 10.1 [5.3-15.0] 37.4 [29.1-45.8] Table 10 footnote # 20.2 [13.5-26.9] 7.8 [3.2-12.5]
25-44 614 9.1 [2.9-15.2] 18.6 [8.5-28.8] 13.1 [6.1-20.2] 32.1 [21.6-42.6] Table 10 footnote # 19.2 [10.6-27.9] Table 10 footnote #
45+ 324 Table 10 footnote # Table 10 footnote # Table 10 footnote # 47.5Table 10 footnote Table 10 footnote * [33.8-61.1] Table 10 footnote # 22.1Table 10 footnote * [11.6-32.7] Table 10 footnote #

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 11: Sources of vaping devices and liquids among those who reported vapingTable 11 footnote 1 in the past 30 days, by age group, 2021
Age group
(years)
Social sourcesTable 11 footnote 2
(%)
Retail sourcesTable 11 footnote 3
(%)
Vaping Devices
Total 20.3 [16.5-24.0] 79.7 [75.8-83.6]
15-19 52.4 [45.4-59.4] 46.8 [40.3-53.4]
20-24 18.4 [14.1-22.7] 85.5Table 11 footnote [81.7-89.4]
25+ 12.0 [6.6-17.4] 86.3 [80.5-92.2]
25-44 13.0 [5.9-20.2] 86.8 [79.4-94.2]
45+ Table 11 footnote # 85.4Table 11 footnote * [76.2-94.7]
Vaping Liquids
Total 17.7 [14.3-21.1] 79.3 [75.3-83.3]
15-19 49.3 [42.5-56.1] 49.7 [43.1-56.4]
20-24 16.4 [12.3-20.5] 84.0 [79.9-88.0]
25+ 9.5Table 11 footnote [4.6-14.5] 85.4 [79.4-91.4]
25-44 9.1 [3.0-15.3] 87.1 [79.9-94.4]
45+ Table 11 footnote # 82.2Table 11 footnote * [72.1-92.3]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 12: Smoking status of those who reported vapingTable 12 footnote 1 in the past 30 days, by age group, 2021
Vaping status Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
Current smoking
(%)
Daily smoking
(%)
Occasional smoking
(%)
Former smoking
(%)
Never smoking
(%)
Past-30-day use Total 1,613 36.4 [31.2-41.6] 23.7 [18.8-28.7] 12.7 [9.4-16.0] 30.8 [25.4-36.3] 32.8 [28.5-37.1]
15-19 258 16.0 [11.1-20.8] 4.9 [2.0-7.8] 11.0 [6.8-15.3] 4.8 [2.0-7.7] 79.2 [73.9-84.5]
20-24 411 29.0 [24.0-34.0] 10.9 [7.6-14.3] 18.1 [13.9-22.2] 20.6 [16.1-25.1] 50.4 [44.9-55.9]
25+ 944 45.2 [36.7-53.8] 34.4 [26.2-42.7] 10.8 [5.5-16.1] 42.4 [33.7-51.1] 12.4 [6.5-18.3]
Daily Total 873 31.4 [24.2-38.5] 20.1 [13.7-26.5] 11.2 [6.7-15.8] 43.7 [35.6-51.8] 25.0 [19.4-30.5]
15-19 117 26.0 [17.1-34.8] 9.4 [3.7-15.1] 16.6 [8.9-24.2] 7.8 [2.5-13.1] 66.3 [56.9-75.6]
20-24 216 25.4 [18.7-32.1] 10.2 [5.4-14.9] 15.3 [10.0-20.6] 27.6 [20.9-34.2] 47.0 [39.5-54.5]
25+ 540 34.9 [23.7-46.1] 26.4 [16.2-36.6] Table 12 footnote # 57.9 [45.9-69.8] Table 12 footnote #
Occasional Total 740 42.4 [34.9-49.9] 28.0 [20.5-35.5] 14.4 [9.4-19.4] 15.6 [9.8-21.4] 42.0 [35.0-48.9]
15-19 141 Table 12 footnote # Table 12 footnote # Table 12 footnote # Table 12 footnote # 89.9 [84.3-95.6]
20-24 195 32.9 [25.3-40.6] 11.8 [6.8-16.8] 21.1 [14.5-27.7] 12.9 [6.9-18.8] 54.2 [46.0-62.3]
25+ 403 59.1 [46.7-71.6] 45.2 [32.5-57.9] 13.9 [5.4-22.4] 21.6 [11.2-31.9] 19.3 [9.1-29.6]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 13: Number of times attempted to quit vapingTable 13 footnote 1 in the past 12 months among those who reported daily vaping, by age group, 2021
Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
Zero
(%)
One time
(%)
Two to three times
(%)
Four or more times
(%)
Total 867 66.0 [58.9-73.0] 7.7 [3.9-11.6] 12.3 [7.0-17.7] 13.9 [9.5-18.4]
15-19 120 43.5Table 13 footnote [33.9-53.1] 10.6 [5.2-16.1] 22.4 [14.0-30.8] 23.5Table 13 footnote [15.1-31.8]
20-24 216 47.6 [40.3-54.9] 10.8 [6.6-14.9] 18.6 [12.5-24.8] 23.0 [16.3-29.7]
25+ 531 78.5Table 13 footnote [67.8-89.2] Table 13 footnote # Table 13 footnote # Table 13 footnote #
25-44 338 73.2Table 13 footnote * [58.1-88.3] Table 13 footnote # Table 13 footnote # Table 13 footnote #
45+ 193 87.8Table 13 footnote * [77.7-97.8] Table 13 footnote # Table 13 footnote # Table 13 footnote #

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 14: Perception of harm using a vape with nicotine compared to smoking cigarettes among all respondents and those who reported vaping or smoking a cigarette in the past 30 days, by age group, 2021
  Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
Much less harmful than cigarettes
(%)
Somewhat less harmful than cigarettes
(%)
About the same as cigarettes
(%)
Somewhat more harmful than cigarettes
(%)
Much more harmful than cigarettes
(%)
Dont know
(%)
Total Total 30,842 4.4 [3.8-4.9] 15.2 [14.3-16.2] 32.2 [31.0-33.5] 7.4 [6.7-8.2] 7.5Table 14 footnote [6.8-8.2] 33.2 [32.0-34.5]
15-19 2,068 5.9 [4.7-7.0] 25.2 [23.1-27.3] 33.8 [31.5-36.2] 9.9 [8.5-11.3] 7.6 [6.3-9.0] 17.6 [15.7-19.4]
20-24 2,407 6.6 [5.4-7.7] 28.9 [26.8-31.0] 33.9 [31.9-35.9] 9.3 [8.0-10.7] 5.6 [4.6-6.6] 15.7 [14.1-17.3]
25+ 26,368 4.0 [3.5-4.6] 13.2 [12.1-14.3] 32.0 [30.6-33.4] 7.1 [6.2-7.9] 7.7 [6.9-8.5] 36.0 [34.6-37.5]
25-44 10,072 5.8 [4.6-7.1] 20.0 [17.8-22.3] 35.4 [32.7-38.0] 7.4 [5.8-9.0] 5.9 [4.5-7.2] 25.5Table 14 footnote [23.0-27.9]
45+ 16,296 2.9 [2.3-3.6] 9.0 [7.9-10.1] 29.9 [28.2-31.6] 6.8 [5.9-7.8] 8.8 [7.7-9.8] 42.6 [40.8-44.4]
Past-30-day
e-cigarette use
Total 1,620 27.4 [22.5-32.3] 33.0 [28.0-38.0] 16.0 [12.5-19.6] 5.1 [2.4-7.9] 2.4 [1.1-3.6] 16.1 [11.7-20.4]
15-19 262 22.6 [16.8-28.3] 35.3 [28.5-42.1] 22.0 [16.4-27.7] 6.6 [3.3-9.8] 2.9 [0.9-4.9] 10.6 [6.4-14.8]
20-24 413 18.0 [13.7-22.4] 36.3 [30.9-41.6] 23.4 [18.9-27.9] 6.9 [4.2-9.5] 4.1 [2.0-6.2] 11.3 [7.8-14.9]
25+ 944 32.8 [25.0-40.6] 30.9 [22.9-39.0] 11.1 [5.9-16.4] Table 14 footnote # Table 14 footnote # 19.6 [12.5-26.8]
25-44 614 31.7 [21.6-41.8] 34.1 [23.5-44.6] 10.5Table 14 footnote [3.8-17.2] Table 14 footnote # Table 14 footnote # 18.8 [9.5-28.1]
45+ 330 34.9Table 14 footnote * [22.8-47.0] 25.1Table 14 footnote * [14.0-36.2] 12.3Table 14 footnote * [3.6-21.0] Table 14 footnote # Table 14 footnote # 21.2Table 14 footnote * [9.8-32.6]
Past-30-day
cigarette use
Total 3,143 7.0 [5.0-8.9] 16.0 [12.8-19.1] 29.3 [25.3-33.3] 8.8 [6.1-11.5] 11.2 [8.5-13.9] 27.8 [24.0-31.5]
15-19 68 Table 14 footnote # 28.3Table 14 footnote * [16.6-40.1] 25.9Table 14 footnote * [13.8-38.0] Table 14 footnote # Table 14 footnote # Table 14 footnote #
20-24 236 11.4 [6.6-16.2] 28.9 [22.3-35.5] 27.2 [20.8-33.6] 11.2 [6.8-15.7] 10.4 [6.0-14.7] 10.9 [6.7-15.0]
25+ 2,839 6.4 [4.3-8.5] 14.6 [11.2-18.0] 29.6 [25.2-33.9] 8.5Table 14 footnote [5.6-11.5] 11.3 [8.4-14.3] 29.6 [25.5-33.7]
25-44 1,144 8.0 [3.8-12.2] 18.3 [12.2-24.4] 32.7 [24.7-40.7] 10.8 [5.2-16.3] 9.2 [4.2-14.3] 21.1 [14.8-27.3]
45+ 1,695 5.3 [3.1-7.4] 12.1 [8.3-15.9] 27.4 [22.4-32.5] 7.0 [4.0-10.1] 12.8 [8.9-16.6] 35.4 [30.3-40.5]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 15: Pattern of alcohol use over the past 30 days, by age group and gender, 2021
Gender Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
Daily
(%)
Less than daily but at least once a week
(%)
Less than weekly but at least once in past month
(%)
Not at all
(%)
All genders All age groups 30,883 7.4 [6.7-8.1] 27.9 [26.7-29.0] 27.8 [26.6-28.9] 37.0 [35.8-38.3]
Men 15,194 9.2 [8.1-10.2] 30.9 [29.1-32.7] 25.8 [24.1-27.5] 34.1 [32.4-35.9]
Women 15,576 5.7 [4.8-6.5] 24.9 [23.3-26.5] 29.6 [28.0-31.3] 39.8 [38.0-41.7]
All genders 15-19 2,071 Table 15 footnote # 9.7 [8.3-11.0] 25.1 [23.1-27.1] 64.8 [62.6-67.1]
20-24 2,407 1.7 [1.1-2.3] 24.0 [22.1-25.9] 38.5Table 15 footnote [36.3-40.6] 35.9 [33.6-38.1]
25+ 26,405 8.4 [7.6-9.2] 29.6 [28.3-31.0] 27.0 [25.6-28.3] 34.9 [33.5-36.4]
25-44 10,084 5.2 [4.0-6.5] 33.7 [31.2-36.2] 28.9 [26.5-31.4] 32.1 [29.5-34.7]
45+ 16,321 10.4 [9.3-11.5] 27.1 [25.5-28.7] 25.8 [24.2-27.4] 36.7 [34.9-38.4]
Men 15-19 1,053 Table 15 footnote # 9.6 [7.7-11.6] 23.8 [21.0-26.6] 66.3 [63.1-69.5]
20-24 1,250 2.1 [1.2-3.0] 25.8 [23.1-28.6] 34.0 [30.9-37.1] 38.1 [34.8-41.3]
25+ 12,892 10.6 [9.3-11.8] 33.1 [31.0-35.3] 25.2 [23.2-27.1] 31.1 [29.1-33.2]
25-44 5,034 7.1 [5.0-9.2] 37.7 [33.8-41.6] 27.9 [24.3-31.5] 27.3 [23.6-30.9]
45+ 7,858 12.8 [11.2-14.4] 30.2 [27.7-32.6] 23.4 [21.1-25.7] 33.6 [31.2-36.0]
Women 15-19 1,012 Table 15 footnote # 9.6 [7.6-11.7] 26.4 [23.5-29.2] 63.4 [60.2-66.7]
20-24 1,155 1.3 [0.6-2.0] 21.9 [19.4-24.5] 43.3 [40.2-46.4] 33.4 [30.4-36.4]
25+ 13,408 6.4 [5.4-7.4] 26.3 [24.5-28.1] 28.7 [26.8-30.6] 38.6 [36.5-40.7]
25-44 5,005 3.4 [2.2-4.7] 29.9 [26.4-33.3] 30.1 [26.7-33.5] 36.6 [32.9-40.4]
45+ 8,404 8.2 [6.8-9.6] 24.2 [22.1-26.3] 27.9 [25.6-30.1] 39.8 [37.3-42.2]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 16: Pattern of heavy alcohol useTable 16 footnote 1 over the past 12 months, by age group and gender, 2021
Gender Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
Daily or almost daily
(%)
Less than daily but at least once a week
(%)
Less than weekly but at least once a month
(%)
Less than once a month
(%)
Not at all
(%)
All genders All age groups 30,835 1.2 [0.9-1.5] 10.8 [10.0-11.6] 15.1 [14.1-16.0] 21.6 [20.5-22.8] 51.2 [49.9-52.6]
Men 15,170 1.9 [1.4-2.4] 13.2 [11.9-14.5] 16.8 [15.3-18.3] 22.3 [20.6-24.0] 45.8 [43.9-47.7]
Women 15,552 0.6 [0.3-0.9] 8.4 [7.3-9.4] 13.5Table 16 footnote [12.2-14.7] 20.9 [19.4-22.4] 56.7 [54.8-58.5]
All
genders
15-19 2,069 Table 16 footnote # 4.6 [3.6-5.6] 12.2 [10.7-13.7] 17.4 [15.6-19.2] 65.7 [63.4-68.0]
20-24 2,406 Table 16 footnote # 10.3 [9.0-11.6] 24.0 [22.1-26.0] 30.6 [28.5-32.7] 34.6 [32.3-36.8]
25+ 26,360 1.4 [1.1-1.7] 11.3 [10.4-12.3] 14.5Table 16 footnote [13.4-15.6] 21.1 [19.8-22.5] 51.6 [50.1-53.2]
25-44 10,066 0.9 [0.4-1.4] 12.9 [11.1-14.7] 18.7 [16.6-20.8] 26.0 [23.5-28.4] 41.5Table 16 footnote [38.8-44.2]
45+ 16,294 1.7 [1.2-2.1] 10.4 [9.3-11.5] 11.9 [10.7-13.1] 18.2 [16.7-19.6] 57.9 [56.1-59.7]
Men 15-19 1,051 Table 16 footnote # 4.5Table 16 footnote [3.0-6.0] 12.1 [9.9-14.4] 17.0 [14.5-19.5] 66.4 [63.1-69.7]
20-24 1,249 Table 16 footnote # 12.9 [10.8-14.9] 23.2 [20.5-26.0] 27.8 [24.9-30.8] 35.3 [32.0-38.5]
25+ 12,870 2.1 [1.6-2.7] 14.0 [12.5-15.4] 16.6 [14.8-18.3] 22.2 [20.2-24.2] 45.2 [42.9-47.4]
25-44 5,021 1.4 [0.5-2.3] 16.6 [13.8-19.5] 21.6 [18.3-24.9] 26.1 [22.4-29.8] 34.2 [30.4-38.0]
45+ 7,849 2.6 [1.8-3.3] 12.2 [10.6-13.9] 13.3 [11.5-15.2] 19.7 [17.5-21.9] 52.2 [49.5-54.8]
Women 15-19 1,012 Table 16 footnote # 4.7 [3.3-6.1] 12.2 [10.1-14.3] 17.8 [15.3-20.2] 65.2 [62.1-68.3]
20-24 1,155 Table 16 footnote # 7.6 [6.0-9.2] 24.9 [22.3-27.6] 33.5Table 16 footnote [30.6-36.5] 33.8 [30.9-36.7]
25+ 13,385 0.7 [0.3-1.0] 8.7 [7.5-9.9] 12.6 [11.2-14.0] 20.0 [18.4-21.7] 58.0 [55.9-60.1]
25-44 5,000 Table 16 footnote # 9.1 [7.0-11.1] 15.9 [13.2-18.6] 25.8 [22.7-29.0] 48.8 [44.9-52.7]
45+ 8,385 0.8 [0.4-1.3] 8.5Table 16 footnote [7.1-9.9] 10.6 [9.0-12.2] 16.6 [14.7-18.5] 63.5Table 16 footnote [61.0-66.0]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 17: Pattern of cannabis use over the past 30 days, by age group and gender, 2021
Gender Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
Daily
(%)
Less than daily but at least once a week
(%)
Less than weekly but at least once in past month
(%)
Not at all
(%)
All genders All age groups 30,873 4.0 [3.4-4.5] 2.7 [2.3-3.1] 3.7 [3.2-4.2] 89.6 [88.8-90.4]
Men 15,183 5.1 [4.2-5.9] 3.5Table 17 footnote [2.8-4.2] 4.2 [3.4-5.0] 87.3 [86.0-88.5]
Women 15,577 2.6 [2.0-3.1] 1.8 [1.3-2.2] 3.2 [2.6-3.8] 92.5Table 17 footnote [91.6-93.4]
All genders 15-19 2,066 2.8 [2.0-3.6] 2.6 [1.9-3.4] 5.3 [4.2-6.4] 89.2 [87.7-90.8]
20-24 2,407 8.6 [7.3-9.9] 6.3 [5.2-7.3] 9.1 [7.9-10.4] 76.0 [74.1-77.9]
25+ 26,399 3.6 [3.0-4.2] 2.4 [1.9-2.9] 3.1 [2.5-3.7] 90.9 [90.0-91.7]
25-44 10,086 6.4 [5.1-7.8] 3.7 [2.6-4.7] 5.5Table 17 footnote [4.2-6.8] 84.4 [82.4-86.3]
45+ 16,314 1.9 [1.4-2.4] 1.6 [1.2-2.1] 1.6 [1.2-2.1] 94.9 [94.1-95.6]
Men 15-19 1,050 2.9 [1.7-4.1] 3.0 [1.8-4.2] 4.5Table 17 footnote [3.1-5.8] 89.6 [87.5-91.8]
20-24 1,251 10.5Table 17 footnote [8.4-12.6] 7.0 [5.4-8.6] 7.4 [5.8-9.0] 75.1 [72.3-77.9]
25+ 12,881 4.7 [3.7-5.7] 3.2 [2.4-4.0] 3.8 [2.9-4.7] 88.3 [86.8-89.7]
25-44 5,034 7.8 [5.6-9.9] 4.2 [2.7-5.8] 6.8 [4.7-8.8] 81.2 [78.1-84.4]
45+ 7,847 2.8 [1.9-3.6] 2.6 [1.7-3.4] 1.9 [1.2-2.6] 92.8 [91.4-94.1]
Women 15-19 1,011 2.4 [1.4-3.5] 2.1 [1.2-3.0] 6.1 [4.5-7.8] 89.3 [87.2-91.5]
20-24 1,153 6.4 [4.9-7.9] 5.4 [4.1-6.8] 11.1 [9.1-13.0] 77.1 [74.5-79.7]
25+ 13,413 2.2 [1.6-2.9] 1.4 [0.9-2.0] 2.3 [1.6-2.9] 94.0 [93.0-95.1]
25-44 5,006 4.8 [3.2-6.4] 2.8 [1.6-4.1] 4.1 [2.7-5.5] 88.3 [85.9-90.6]
45+ 8,407 0.7 [0.3-1.2] 0.6 [0.2-1.0] 1.2 [0.5-1.8] 97.5Table 17 footnote [96.6-98.4]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 18: Pattern of vaping cannabis over the past 30 days, by age group and gender, 2021
Gender Age group
(years)
Population estimate
('000)
Daily
(%)
Less than daily but at least once a week
(%)
Less than weekly but at least once in past month
(%)
Not at all
(%)
All genders All age groups 30,884 1.0 [0.7-1.3] 1.5Table 18 footnote [1.2-1.8] 2.1 [1.7-2.5] 95.3 [94.8-95.9]
Men 15,184 1.3 [0.8-1.8] 1.7 [1.3-2.2] 2.0 [1.5-2.5] 95.0 [94.1-95.8]
Women 15,587 0.6 [0.4-0.9] 1.2 [0.8-1.6] 2.1 [1.5-2.6] 96.1 [95.4-96.8]
All
genders
15-19 2,069 0.8 [0.4-1.2] 2.1 [1.4-2.8] 3.2 [2.4-4.1] 93.8 [92.7-95.0]
20-24 2,407 1.9 [1.3-2.5] 4.0 [3.1-5.0] 5.7 [4.7-6.7] 88.4 [86.9-89.9]
25+ 26,407 1.0 [0.6-1.3] 1.2 [0.9-1.6] 1.7 [1.3-2.1] 96.1 [95.5-96.7]
25-44 10,073 1.9 [1.1-2.6] 2.2 [1.4-2.9] 3.5Table 18 footnote [2.5-4.5] 92.4 [91.0-93.8]
45+ 16,334 0.4 [0.1-0.6] 0.7 [0.4-1.0] 0.6 [0.3-0.9] 98.4 [97.9-98.9]
Men 15-19 1,053 1.1 [0.4-1.8] 2.4 [1.3-3.6] 3.2 [2.0-4.4] 93.2 [91.5-95.0]
20-24 1,250 1.9 [0.9-2.8] 4.8 [3.3-6.3] 5.7 [4.2-7.2] 87.6 [85.3-89.9]
25+ 12,881 1.3 [0.7-1.8] 1.4 [0.8-1.9] 1.5Table 18 footnote [1.0-2.1] 95.8 [94.9-96.8]
25-44 5,027 2.3 [1.1-3.6] 2.1 [1.1-3.2] 3.3 [1.9-4.7] 92.2 [90.1-94.3]
45+ 7,854 Table 18 footnote # 0.9 [0.4-1.4] Table 18 footnote # 98.1 [97.4-98.9]
Women 15-19 1,011 Table 18 footnote # 1.7 [0.8-2.6] 3.2 [2.0-4.4] 94.7 [93.2-96.2]
20-24 1,155 1.9 [1.1-2.7] 3.2 [2.1-4.3] 5.6 [4.1-7.0] 89.3 [87.5-91.2]
25+ 13,421 0.6 [0.2-0.9] 1.0 [0.5-1.4] 1.7 [1.1-2.3] 96.8 [96.0-97.6]
25-44 5,001 1.4 [0.6-2.3] 2.1 [1.0-3.1] 3.6 [2.2-5.0] 92.9 [90.9-94.9]
45+ 8,420 Table 18 footnote # Table 18 footnote # Table 18 footnote # 99.1 [98.6-99.7]

[95% confidence intervals in brackets]

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

Table 19: Description of the sample, by age group and province, 2021
Age group
(years)
Canada NL PE NS NB QC ON MB SK AB BC
Total 9,908 323 366 442 391 2,227 2,767 559 490 1,112 1,231
15-19 2,049 67 76 78 70 424 516 130 109 277 302
20-24 2,404 77 91 104 89 545 595 150 138 320 295
25+ 5,455 179 199 260 232 1,258 1,656 279 243 515 634
25-44 1,663 44 52 76 51 377 500 102 77 194 190
45+ 3,792 135 147 184 181 881 1,156 177 166 321 444

Source: Canadian Tobacco and Nicotine Survey, 2021.

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