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Tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use among Aboriginal youth living off-reserve: results from the Youth Smoking Survey.

Authors
  • Elton-Marshall, Tara1
  • Leatherdale, Scott T
  • Burkhalter, Robin
  • 1 Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, Canadian Cancer Society/University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont.
Type
Published Article
Journal
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
Publication Date
May 17, 2011
Volume
183
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.101913
PMID: 21555383
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Current national estimates of smoking, and alcohol and illicit drug use among youth underestimate the prevalence of these behaviours among Aboriginal youth living off-reserve. Our findings highlight the need for culturally appropriate prevention and cessation policies and programs for this at-risk population.

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