Table 3 
Average age at first use by substance type, household population aged 15 years and older, Canada, 2017 

Average age at first use by substance type, household population aged 15 years and older, Canada, 2017
  Cigarettes3 Alcohol2,4 Cannabis1 Illegal drugs2,5 (excluding cannabis)
  age (in years)age (in years)age (in years)age (in years)
Total 16.4 18.3 18.6 19.2
Male 16.3 17.7 18.3 19.5
Female 16.5 18.9 19.1 18.7
Source(s):
Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (4440).
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