This study is the seventh in a series of surveys that began in 1998 under the name Québec Survey of Tobacco Use in High School Students. This report monitors trends in smoking, alcohol and drug use, and gambling among Québec high school students. The results reflect the changes observed in these behaviours over the past 15 years.
The target population of the survey included all students in Secondary 1 through 5 enrolled in French and English, public and private high schools in Québec. In total, 4,943 students from 153 schools took part in the survey conducted in the fall 2013.