The Québec Survey on Tobacco and Vaping Products is a continuation of the Survey of Smoking Habits in Québec conducted by the Institut de la statistique du Québec in 2010, 2011 and 2013. As part of its Stragegy for a Tobacco-Free Québec 2020-2025, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux is seeking to collect current data on the consumption of traditional cigarettes, to measure the emerging phenomenon of the use of vaping products, and to gather information on the consumption of other tobacco products (cigarillos, cigars, pipes, water pipes, chewing tobacco, heated tobacco, and nicotine-containing non-tobacco products). In total, 13,553 people aged 15 and over answered the survey between July and November 2020.
Frequency and editions
First edition in 2020.
Type of survey
Persons aged 15 and over living in non-institutional households in Québec. Persons living in institutional collective households (hospitals, residential and long-term care centres [CHSLDs], correctional institutions, public youth centres, rehabilitation centres), as well as those living in the health regions of Nunavik (17) and Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James (18) are not part of the population targeted by the survey.
Themes or subjects addressed
Perceptions of the risk associated with the use of traditional cigarettes and vaping products. Consumption of traditional cigarettes, vaping products and other tobacco or nicotine products. Changes in consumption since the start of the pandemic. Exposure to tobacco smoke and aerosols from vaping products. Smoking and vaping cessation.
Methodological and technical information
- Survey methodology and characteristics of the target population (in French only) (PDF, 324 ko)
- Technical booklet (in French only) (PDF, 2,43 Mo)
- French questionnaire (PDF, 944 ko)
- English questionnaire (PDF, 932 ko)
The microdata file is available at the Centre d’accès aux données de recherche of the Institut de la statistique du Québec.
Analytical products and data
In Québec in 2020, 12% of people aged 15 and over smoked cigarettes and 4% vaped. Since the start of the pandemic, 20% of smokers and 18% of vapers have increased their respective consumption.