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Research Topics: Menthol and Tobacco

Smoking Statusa,b Among U.S. Adults Ages 18+ Years, Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, 2006/07

Smoking Status

Smoking Status
(data description for assistive technology)
18% - Current Smokers
19% - Former Smokers
63% - Never Smokers

a Smoking status was assessed using the 2006/07 TUS-CPS questions: a) Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life? and b) Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all? Current smokers include those who smoked at least 100 cigarettes and now smoke "every day" or "some days." Former smokers include those who smoked at least 100 cigarettes but now smoke "not at all." Never smokers include those who smoked less than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime.

b Includes self-respondents and proxies. Those with missing data to the smoking status items were excluded. Data are weighted for the sample design and for the Tobacco Use Supplement non-response. The total number of respondents who provided information on cigarette smoking status (including self-respondents and proxies) was 227,428 representing 218,825,454 people.

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