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The Daily

Monday, January 21, 2008
February to June 2007

The microdata file from the first cycle of 2007 of the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS) is now available.

The CTUMS, conducted since 1999 by Statistics Canada on behalf of Health Canada, provides timely, reliable and continuous data on tobacco use and related issues. Its objective is to track changes in smoking status and amount smoked, especially among young people aged 15 to 24, who are most at risk for taking up smoking. This file contains the data collected between February and June 2007 from about 10,000 respondents.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 4440.

February to June 2007 data are now available in the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey Microdata File (82M0020XCB, $2,140).

For information on the public-use microdata file or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Client Services (toll-free 1-800-461-9050; 613-951-3321; fax: 613-951-4527;, Special Surveys Division.

For more information about the survey results, contact Joey Rathwell (613-957-2988;, Media Relations, Health Canada, or visit the Tobacco Control Program website (