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revised October 15, 2015
Student Health 2005: Gauging the health of Peel's youth

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  • 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)

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