In Québec in 2020, 12% of people aged 15 and over smoked cigarettes and 4% vaped.
The vast majority of vapers were under the age of 25, while there were proportionally more cigarette smokers between the ages of 25 and 64.
More than 80% of smokers and vapers have reduced or not changed their consumption since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. However, 20% of smokers and 18% of vapers have increased their consumption.
These data come from the Québec Survey on Tobacco and Vaping Products 2020 conducted on behalf of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux. In total, 13,553 people aged 15 and over answered the survey between July and November 2020.