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Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey, 2013

Released: 2015-02-03

The public use microdata file for the 2013 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey is now available upon request.

As of 2013, new content, covering alcohol use as well as prescription and non-prescription drug use, was added to the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey. Therefore, the survey is now entitled Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS).

The overall objective of CTADS is to provide regular and reliable data on tobacco, alcohol and drug use and related issues, with the primary focus on 15- to 24-year-olds.

  Note to readers

The Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS) is a biennial general population survey of tobacco, alcohol and drug use among Canadians aged 15 years and older. It replaces the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS), which was conducted from 1999 to 2012, and the Canadian Alcohol and Drug Use Monitoring Survey (CADUMS), which was conducted from 2008 to 2012. The CTADS merged the core tobacco content from CTUMS and the core drug and alcohol content from CADUMS, resulting in more efficient data collection and providing a tool to monitor and compare the use of multiple products and substances with addictive properties. The CTADS is conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of Health Canada.

Understanding Canadian trends in tobacco, alcohol and drug use is vital to the effective development, implementation and evaluation of national and provincial health strategies, policies and programs.

The product Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey Microdata File, 2013 (Catalogue number82M0020X), is now available upon request.

Contact information

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; infostats@statcan.gc.ca).

For more information about the survey and its results, contact Health Canada (toll-free 1-866-318-1116; fax: 613-952-5188; ORS_BRS@hc-sc.gc.ca) or visit the Health Canada website.

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