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New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey

To improve the wellness of New Brunswickers, government officials and stakeholders have to know where the major challenges are in terms of wellness.

The New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey is a key project of the NB Wellness Strategy and is conducted with students in Grades 4 - 12 and parents of students in Kindergarten to Grade 5. Student wellness is important to both wellness and education, as research has demonstrated the relationship between academic achievement and student wellness — healthy students are better learners.

New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey - Kindergarten to Grade 5 (2013-2014): 

New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey - Kindergarten to Grade 5 (2016-2017):

New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey- Grades 6-12 (2015-2016)

Preventing Problematic Substance Abuse in Youth - Chief Public Health Officer, Government of Canada (2018)
Learn what you can do to raise awareness about prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery related to substance abuse, including tobacco and cannabis, among youth.

Infographic - Achieving Tobacco-Free Living: A Priority in New Brunswick
Presented by the New Brunswick Health Council


Health Canada - Consultation on the Future of Tobacco Control in Canada: What We Heard (2017)

Statistics Canada - Health Fact Sheets - Smoking - 2017 (Canadian Community Health Survey Results)

Statistics Canada - Health Fact Sheets - Smoking - 2016 (Canadian Community Health Survey Results) 

Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends - 2015 Edition

Tobacco Use in Canada: Supplement: Tobacco Control Policies in Canada 2015

Tobacco Use in Canada: Special Supplement: E-Cigarettes in Canada 2015

Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends - 2014 Edition

Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey
Statistics Canada and Health Canada 
The Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey is a biennial general population survey of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use among Canadians aged 15 years and older:

Overview of Smoking Rates from 1994 - 2017 - Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey
The Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo - 2018
Overview of trend data for student smoking rates from grades 7-12 from the Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey for 1994-2016/17. There are impressive declines in smoking, any tobacco use, and use of tobacco products other than cigarettes. However, there is a substantial increase in e-cigarette use; in e-cigarette use by those who do not smoke; and in those who either smoke or use e-cigarettes

Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey
Statistics Canada and Health Canada - 2018
This national survey—which measures tobacco, alcohol and drug use among Canadian students in grades 7 to 12 (secondary I to V in Quebec)—provides valuable information that will inform approaches to addressing complex health and social issues such as the problematic use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs, including opioids and cannabis.

Youth Smoking Survey 
The Youth Smoking Survey (YSS) is published by Health Canada and provides timely and accurate monitoring of the tobacco use in school aged children (grades 6-12). (* note NB did not participate in 2010-2011 or 2012-2013, therefore links to the 2008-2009 report is also include below:

Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey CTUMS 2012
The Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS) was developed to provide timely, reliable, and continual data on tobacco use and related issues.

Canadian Community Health Survey: Smoking 2013

Exposure to Second Hand Smoke at Home 2011:
This health fact sheet from Statistics Canada reports the proportion of non-smokers aged 12 years and older who were exposed to second hand smoke in the home in 2011.

NSRA & Smoking and Health Action Foundation:Second-hand Smoke in Multi-unit Dwellings: Literature Review, February 2012

Smoke-Free Nova Scotia Multi-Unit Dwellings Study, July 2008

PTCC- Smoke-free Beaches in Ontario: Progress and Implications for Practice Summary

Information Package for Evidence-Informed Interventions: Effective Tobacco Use Prevention Interventions for Youth Canadian Cancer Society Manitoba Division

CAN-ADAPTT Project Highlights 2008-2012

Canadian Public Health Association- Position Paper: The Winnable Battle: Ending Tobacco Use in Canada

Social Marketing to Influence Young Adult's Tobacco Behaviour

Workplace Tobacco Cessation Initiatives for Young Adults

Select Health Indicators of First Nations People Living Off Reserve, Métis and Inuit- January 2013

Canadian Cancer Statistics - 2017 - Report

Canadian Cancer Statistics - 2017 - Fact Sheet 

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer: Accelerating Evidence - Informed Action on Tobacco: Integrating Cancer Control with Tobacco Control

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer: Leading Practices in Clinical Smoking Cessation Program Scan

NCI Tobacco Control Monograph Series 21 - The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control

Conference Board of Canada: The Costs of Tobacco Use in Canada 2012

Asthma Hospitalizations Among Children and Youth in Canada: Trends and Inequalities
Canadian Insitute for Health Information (2018)
Asthma hospitalizations in Canada among those aged 0-19 have decreased by 50% over a decade. As the report notes, smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke are risk factors for asthma exacerbation, especially in children. The decline in smoking during this period and reduced exposure to secondhand smoke would have contributed to the decrease in asthma hospitalizations among those 19 and under.

Cost of Substance Abuse in Canada  
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (2018)
Substance use costs Canadian society $38.4 billion a year, or almost $1,100 for every person in Canada, according to a new study produced by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and the University of Victoria's Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR). Alcohol and tobacco use contributed over two thirds (70%) of these costs, with opioids ranked a distant third.  The study provides national, provincial and territorial estimates for the cost and harms of substance use between 2007 and 2014 (the latest year for which comprehensive data was available). 

Tobacco Sales Data -Health Canada
Health Canada has available on its website data for tobacco sales nationally and by province/territory for cigarettes, fine cut tobacco, cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. 


The Tobacco Atlas (2018)
The Tobacco Atlas — a partnership between the American Cancer Society and Vital Strategies — is a free online resource and companion book that map the nature and magnitude of the tobacco epidemic and chart a course toward clear, proven solutions.
(View the website at or download the PDF)

NCI Tobacco Control Monograph Series 21 - The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control (en anglais seulement)

World Health Organization: Report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017. Monitoring tobacco use and prevention policies.
The latest WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic finds that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas. About 4.7 billion people – 63% of the world’s population – are covered by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure, which has quadrupled since 2007 when only 1 billion people and 15% of the world’s population were covered. Strategies to implement such policies have saved millions of people from early death.

World Health Organization: Tobacco control can save billions of dollars and millions of lives - (news release)

Tobacco Related Cochrane Summaries

A Report of the Surgeon General: Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: We Can Make the Next Generation Tobacco Free

The Health Consequences of Smoking- 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General