Reports on Tobacco Use
Tobacco Use - Adults - A portrait of adults who smoke in Simcoe Muskoka has shown the percentage of male smokers is consistent with provincial statistics but we have a higher percentage of female smokers than the province, thus pushing the overall smoking rate above the provincial rate.
Tobacco Use - Youth - In Canada, every 10 minutes, two teenagers will start smoking cigarettes and one of them will lose their life because of it. In our area, nearly one in five (18%) high school students (Grades 9-12) reported that they smoke daily or occasionally.
Smoking and Education Levels - There is an inverse relationship between smoking and level of education. In 2007, smoking rates among adults who completed post-secondary education was 18%, jumping to 29% among those who completed high school and 39% with less than a high school education.
Page Last Modified: Friday, 17 May 2013.