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Measure: Cigarette Smoking Status   #030600


Questions asking the respondent about smoking status in his or her entire life.


This measure can be used to assess the participant’s lifetime exposure to cigarette use, it determines smoking status, i.e., if they are a Current Every-Day Smoker or a Current Some-Day Smoker, a Former Smoker, or a Non Smoker or a Never Smoker.



tobacco, smoking, cigarette, exposure, smoking status, second-hand smoke (SHS) or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), nicotine, nicotine dependence, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, NSDUH, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, NSDUH, US Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, PreventionTobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, TUS-CPS, NCI, Centers for Disease Control, CDC, gerontology, aging, geriatrics

Measure Release Date: November 21, 2016

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