Youth Smoking Survey (YSS)
Summary of changes
Activity on this program started: 1994
The target population consists of all young Canadian residents aged 10 to 14 attending private or public schools in grades 5 to 9 inclusively. The smoking behaviour of the 15 to 19 year olds has been monitored by the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (record number 4440), conducted for Health Canada by Statistics Canada, since 1999.
Statistics Canada conducted the first national Youth Smoking Survey in the fall of 1994. The survey had two components: children aged 10 to 14 who were surveyed at school, while youth aged 15 to 19 were interviewed at home, by telephone.