The below youth smoking data indicates that between 1999 and 2008 smoking among Canadian youth age 15 to 19 declined from 28% to 15%.   That's amazing.  Although the decline was associated with many factors, the one that's different from almost all other nations is this addiction warning:  





I tend to think that youth are far smarter than many give them credit for and that this cigarette pack addiction warning has played a significant role in teaching Canadian youth both how addictive smoking is (highly) and allowing them to compare and contrast addiction risks to other drugs that they've heard about for your years.



Health Canada  - Smoking Prevalence 1999 - 2008


WAVE 1, 1999
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 25 28 34 31 24
NFLD 28 30 36 33 26
PEI 27 27 40 33 26
NS 29 30 36 33 28
NB 28 26 39 33 27
QUE 28 36 39 38 26
ONT 24 24 30 27 23
MAN 23 30 35 32 21
SASK 25 34 36 35 23
ALB 27 25 42 33 26
BC 20 23 26 25 19

WAVE 2, 1999
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 26 28 36 32 24
NFLD 29 29 39 34 28
PEI 24 29 35 32 22
NS 29 30 37 33 28
NB 25 29 33 31 24
QUE 32 36 39 38 31
ONT 23 25 37 31 22
MAN 23 29 31 30 22
SASK 26 30 29 29 26
ALB 25 27 38 33 23
BC 21 18 32 25 20

ANNUAL, 1999
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 25 28 35 32 24
NFLD 28 30 37 33 27
PEI 26 28 37 33 24
NS 29 30 37 33 28
NB 26 27 36 32 25
QUE 30 36 39 38 29
ONT 23 25 34 29 22
MAN 23 29 32 31 22
SASK 26 31 32 32 24
ALB 26 26 40 33 24
BC 20 20 29 25 19

WAVE 1, 2000
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+
(%)
15-19
(%)
20-24
(%)
15-24
(%)
25+
(%)
CANADA 24 26 33 29 23
NFLD 27 31 42 36 25
PEI 28 22 35 28 28
NS 30 31 35 33 30
NB 26 32 33 32 25
QUE 28 28 39 34 27
ONT 23 27 29 28 21
MAN 25 30 33 32 24
SASK 28 29 33 31 28
ALB 23 17 34 26 22
BC 20 20 29 24 19

WAVE 2, 2000
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 25 25 32 28 24
NFLD 29 26 39 32 28
PEI 24 21 37 29 23
NS 30 20 40 30 30
NB 26 29 38 33 25
QUE 29 31 38 34 28
ONT 23 23 28 26 23
MAN 26 22 39 30 25
SASK 28 20 39 29 27
ALB 23 30 26 28 21
BC 19 17 27 22 19

ANNUAL, 2000
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 24 25 32 29 24
NFLD 28 28 40 34 26
PEI 26 21 36 29 25
NS 30 25 37 31 30
NB 27 30 36 33 25
QUE 28 30 38 34 27
ONT 23 25 28 27 22
MAN 26 25 37 31 25
SASK 28 24 36 30 28
ALB 23 24 29 27 22
BC 20 18 28 23 19

WAVE 1, 2001
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 23 23 34 29 22
NFLD 22 24 42 33 20
PEI 28 24 37 30 27
NS 24 27 32 29 23
NB 26 26 34 30 25
QUE 26 32 33 33 24
ONT 22 20 35 27 21
MAN 28 32 44 38 25
SASK 26 31 40 35 24
ALB 25 19 37 28 24
BC 17 17 24 20 16

WAVE 2, 2001
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 21 22 31 26 19
NFLD 28 21 41 31 28
PEI 25 18 33 25 25
NS 25 27 31 29 25
NB 24 24 44 34 22
QUE 22 25 31 28 21
ONT 18 18 28 23 17
MAN 24 25 30 27 24
SASK 24 25 36 30 23
ALB 25 29 32 31 24
BC 17 17 30 23 16

ANNUAL, 2001
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 22 22.5 32 27 21
NFLD 26 22 41 31 24
PEI 26 20 35 27 25
NS 25 27 31 29 24
NB 25 25 39 32 24
QUE 24 29 32 30 23
ONT 20 19 31 25 19
MAN 26 28 37 32 24
SASK 25 27 38 32 24
ALB 25 24 34 29 24
BC 17 17 27 22 16

WAVE 1, 2002
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 21 22 31 27 20
NFLD 25 22 36 29 24
PEI 23 20 32 25 23
NS 22 25 40 32 20
NB 22 15* 28 22 22
QUE 27 35 36 35 25
ONT 19 18* 29 24 18
MAN 22 17 34 25 22
SASK 20 28 33 31 17
ALB 23 20 27 24 22
BC 17 14* 28 21 16

* Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

WAVE 2, 2002
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 21 22 30 26 20
NFLD 23 22 35 29 22
PEI 23 19 38 28 22
NS 28 16* 29 22 29
NB 20 20 33 26 19
QUE 25 30 36 33 23
ONT 20 20 29 25 20
MAN 20 28 32 30 18
SASK 22 29 35 32 20
ALB 23 18 32 25 22
BC 16 16 18 17 16

* Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

ANNUAL, 2002
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 21 22 31 26 20
NFLD 24 22 36 29 23
PEI 23 19 35 27 22
NS 25 20 34 27 25
NB 21 18 31 24 20
QUE 26 32 36 34 24
ONT 20 19 29 24 19
MAN 21 23 33 28 20
SASK 21 29 34 32 19
ALB 23 19 30 24 22
BC 16 15 22 18 16

* Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

WAVE 1, 2003
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 20 18 30 24 19
NFLD 23 22 32 27 22
PEI 23 19 33 25 22
NS 22 20 29 25 21
NB 24 20 31 26 23
QUE 23 27 33 30 21
ONT 19 13* 29 21 18
MAN 21 22 32 27 20
SASK 21 21 36 28 19
ALB 21 16 36 27 19
BC 16 15* 16* 15 16

* Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

WAVE 2, 2003
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 22 19 31 25 21
NFLD 24 21 36 29 23
PEI 21 20 32 26 20
NS 22 17 40 28 21
NB 25 22 33 28 24
QUE 27 25 38 31 26
ONT 21 16 30 23 20
MAN 21 18 27 23 21
SASK 27 34 33 33 25
ALB 19 20 27 23 18
BC 17 12 23 18 17

* Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

ANNUAL, 2003
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 21 18 30 25 20
NFLD 23 22 34 28 22
PEI 21 20 32 26 20
NS 22 18 35 27 21
NB 24 22 32 27 24
QUE 25 26 36 31 23
ONT 20 14 30 22 19
MAN 21 20 29 25 20
SASK 24 28 34 31 22
ALB 20 18 31 25 19
BC 16 14 20 17 16

* Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

WAVE 1, 2004
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 20 20 27 24 19
NFLD 22 22 30 26 21
PEI 21 15* 32 23 21
NS 20 20 34 27 18
NB 24 22* 36 29 23
QUE 22 26 32 29 21
ONT 20 20* 22* 21 20
MAN 19 21 24 23 18
SASK 21 23 29 26 20
ALB 20 15* 24 20 20
BC 16 16* 30 23 14

* Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

WAVE 2, 2004
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 19 17 28 23 19
NFLD 21 21 36 28 20
PEI 21 18* 30 23 21
NS 20 20 31 26 19
NB 25 14* 30 22 25
QUE 22 22 35 29 21
ONT 18 14* 25 19 18
MAN 22 21 27 24 22
SASK 22 27 29 28 21
ALB 20 17 32 25 19
BC 15 11* 23 17 15

* Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

ANNUAL, 2004
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 20 18 28 23 19
NFLD 22 21 34 27 21
PEI 21 17 31 24 21
NS 20 20 33 26 19
NB 24 18 32 25 24
QUE 22 24 34 29 21
ONT 19 17 24 20 18
MAN 21 21 26 23 20
SASK 22 25 29 27 21
ALB 20 16 28 22 20
BC 15 13 26 20 14

WAVE 1, 2005
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 20 19 27 23 19
NFLD 21 19 27 23 21
PEI 20 12* 31* 21 20
NS 20 13* 24* 19 21
NB 22 17* 27 22 21
QUE 23 26 38 32 22
ONT 19 18* 20* 19 20
MAN 21 16* 32 24 20
SASK 22 24 37 30 20
ALB 20 21 26 23 19
BC 14 13* 26 20 13

* Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

WAVE 2, 2005
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 18 17 25 21 17
NFLD 20 19 29 24 19
PEI 20 14* 33 23 19
NS 21 12* 28 20 22
NB 22 19 33 26 21
QUE 21 20 27 24 20
ONT 14 14* 22* 18 13
MAN 24 23 34 28 23
SASK 23 25 35 30 21
ALB 21 17 28 23 21
BC 15 15* 22 19 15

* Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

ANNUAL, 2005
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 19 18 26 22 18
NFLD 21 19 28 24 20
PEI 20 13 32 22 19
NS 21 13 27 20 21
NB 22 18 30 24 21
QUE 22 23 32 27 21
ONT 16 16 21 19 16
MAN 22 20 33 26 21
SASK 22 25 36 30 20
ALB 21 19 27 23 20
BC 15 14 24 19 14

* Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

WAVE 1, 2006
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 18 16 25 21 17
NFLD 22 13* 33 23 22
PEI 17 15 34 24 15
NS 22 13* 30 22 21
NB 20 17 32 25 20
QUE 22 22 24 23 22
ONT 14 14 23 19 13
MAN 21 22 39 30 19
SASK 24 21 36 28 23
ALB 21 14 31 23 20
BC 14 # 18 15 14

* Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.
# High sampling variability, data should be suppressed.

ANNUAL, 2006
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 19 15 27 21 18
NFLD 22 16 33 25 21
PEI 19 14 31 22 19
NS 22 15 33 24 21
NB 23 16 32 24 22
QUE 20 18 30 24 19
ONT 17 12 25 19 16
MAN 20 20 32 26 19
SASK 24 21 31 26 23
ALB 21 15 30 23 21
BC 16 12 24 19 16

* Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

WAVE 1, 2007
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 19 15 24 20 18
NFLD 22 20 30 25 21
PEI 18 # 23 16 19
NS 20 12 30 21 20
NB 20 15 25 20 20
QUE 20 19 30 25 19
ONT 17 13 18 16 18
MAN 20 20 32 26 19
SASK 25 19 39 29 24
ALB 21 18 28 23 20
BC 15  # 23 16 15

* Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.
# High sampling variability, data should be suppressed.

ANNUAL, 2007
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)
CANADA 19 15 25 20 19
NFLD 21 17 31 24 21
PEI 18 13 25 19 18
NS 20 13 29 21 20
NB 21 17 24 20 21
QUE 22 17 32 25 21
ONT 18 13 22 18 18
MAN 20 20 31 25 19
SASK 24 22 31 27 23
ALB 21 20 27 24 20
BC 14  9 18 14 15

WAVE 1, 2008
PROVINCE AGE GROUP
15+ (%) 15-19 (%) 20-24 (%) 15-24 (%) 25+ (%)

* Moderate sampling variability, interpret with caution.

CANADA 18 15 28 22 17
NFLD 20 14 24 19 20
PEI 18 13* 28 20 18
NS 19 14 25 19 19
NB 19 15 30 23 18
QUE 19 17 31 24 18
ONT 17 13* 27 20 17
MAN 19 13 21 17 19
SASK 21 24 23 23 20
ALB 19 18 29 24 18
BC 15 16 28 22 14

For more information please visit the Tobacco Control Directorate Web site at: www.gosmokefree.gc.ca/ctums

Note that when comparing results across different data releases of CTUMS, Health Canada advises that it is more accurate and reliable to compare results from one wave with those of other waves and to compare annual results with other annual results.

For this reason, time series results are presented in two separate formats - by wave and by year.

For further information, please email [email protected]

Health Canada Data Source Link 


Edited 2 times by JohnPolito Dec 21 13 10:52 PM.