Enquête québécoise sur le tabagisme chez les élèves du secondaire

Enquête québécoise sur le tabagisme chez les élèves du secondaire

Rapport d’enquête 2000. Volume 1

This publication provides precise data on the prevalence of smoking and the determinants of this habit that can be harmful to the health of young Québecers. It is the second edition of the Québec Survey of Tobacco Use in High School Students, which also measured the changes that took place since 1998.

The report contains detailed information on the extent of tobacco use among high school students and lists a series of factors associated with taking up and maintaining this harmful habit, such as peer pressure, accessibility of tobacco products, opinions and attitudes towards smoking, exposure to second-hand smoke, smoking prevention activities at school, and attempts to quit smoking.

The target population of the survey included all students in Secondary 1 through 5 enrolled in the youth sector in French and English, public and private high schools in Québec. In total, 4,730 students from 156 schools took part in the survey in the fall 2000.