Skip to main content

Vaping Statistics

Vaping Statistics

  • More than 400,000 youth in grades 6 to 12 and 275,000 young adults (20-24 years of age) reported vaping in the last 30 days That's as many as there are people in Halifax.
  •  The maximum nicotine levels in e-cigarettes in Canada are 66mg/ml. That’s three times what is allowed in the European Union (20 mg/ml) leaving users over exposed to high amounts of nicotine, which may lead to lifelong dependence.  That's like tripling the size of a regular cigarette.
  • E-cigarette vapour contains a number of toxic chemicals. These same chemicals are found in lead paint, gasoline, embalming liquid, wildfire smoke, vehicle exhaust and cigarettes. 

Find out more about quitting smokingvaping and protecting our youth as well as our position statements on the subject.

The Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS) is a biennial general population survey of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use among Canadians aged 15 years and older, You can view the statistics here. 


  1. Government of Canada. 2019. Summary of the results of the Canadian student tobacco alcohol and drugs survey 2018-2019.