Health Canada's Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey in 2010 reported that 17% of the population older than 15 years smoked. The rate among youth aged 15-19 was 12%.
Source: Dean B, Oral Health Month-Start a Conversation, Save a Life, Ontario Dentist, Jan/Feb 2012, Vol 89, No 1, pg 52-53.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)