Smoking status of students in Canada 2017

This statistic shows the smoking status of students in grades six to nine in Canada in 2017. According to the report, 4.8 percent of Canadian students in grades seven to nine had tried a few puffs but never smoked a whole cigarette.

Smoking status of students in grades 7-9 in Canada in 2017*

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Source

Release date

2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2015

Supplementary notes

* The source defines the smoking status as follows:
Daily smoker: has smoked 100+ cigarettes in lifetime and smoked at least one cigarette per day in the 30 days preceeding the survey.
Non-daily smoker: has smoked 100+ cigarettes in lifetime and smoked at least one cigarette in the 30 days preceeding the survey, but not every day.
Former smoker: has smoked 100+ cigarettes in lifetime and did not smoke at all in the 30 days preceeding the survey.
Beginner/experimenter: smoked less than one whole cigarette and had smoked in the 30 days preceeding the survey.
Past experimenter: smoked less than one whole cigarette and had not smoked in the 30 days preceeding the survey.
Puffer: Tried a few puffs but never smoked a whole cigarette.
Data is from the Canadian student tobacco, alcohol and drugs survey (CSTADS) carried out in 2016/17. The source does not specify the number of respondents.

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