- Very few Peel students smoke on a daily basis. While 29% reported they had ever smoked a cigarette (even just a few puffs), only 5% of Peel students reported they smoked every day.
- Daily smoking increased by grade from less than 1% in Grade 7 to 14% in Grade 12.
- More than half of current smokers (52%) reported smoking two or less cigarettes on the days they usually smoke.
- Those who smoke started early. Seventy per cent of all students who reported they had ever smoked had started by Grade 9 or earlier.
- One-half (49%) of current smokers reported they obtained their cigarettes from friends or someone else who had given them to them while four in every 10 students (39%) purchased cigarettes from variety or convenience stores.
Chapter 3 -
Tobacco, Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drugs (PDF 164KB, 41 pages)
Table of Contents:
- Table of Contents (PDF 34KB, 4 pages)
- List of Figures and Tables (PDF 52KB, 17 pages)
- Executive Summary (PDF 57KB, 8 pages)
- Introduction (PDF 31KB, 2 pages)
- Student Health 2005 - Introduction
- Chapter 1 - Student Profile
- Chapter 2 - Eating Habits, Physical Activity and Body Weight
- Chapter 3 - Tobacco, Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drugs
- Chapter 4 - Bullying and Safety
- Chapter 5 - Mental Health and Self Esteem
- Chapter 6 - Sexual Health
- Chapter 7 - Dental Health
- Chapter 8 - Injuries
- Chapter 9 - Sun Safety
- Data Sources, Methods, and Limitations (PDF 45KB, 4 pages)
- References (PDF 49KB, 8 pages)
- News Release