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Using Cannabis and Tobacco Together

Did you know research shows that among tobacco users, cannabis is the most frequently co-used drug, with rates up to three times higher than co-use with other substances such as alcohol, cocaine, stimulants or hallucinogens?

Want to know more about the risks of using cannabis and tobacco together? For all the information you will need, go to myhealth.alberta.ca and search “cannabis and tobacco use”

Frequently Asked Questions

Do many people use cannabis?

According to the 2015 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey:

  • Canadians youth aged 15–19, have the second highest rate of cannabis use in the world.
  • 12% of Canadians over age 15 had used it in the past year, and 9% had used it in the past 3 months.
  • Those aged 15–24 tended to use it the most (about 21% aged 15–19 and 30% aged 20–24).
  • 10% of people 25 and older said they used it in the past year.
  • About 3% of people 25 and older said they used it every day.
  • About 32% of Indigenous Canadians said they had used it in the past year. Indigenous Canadian youth were 2 times more likely to use cannabis than non-Indigenous Canadian youth.
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