The Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS) is an NCI-sponsored survey of tobacco use that has been administered as part of the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey approximately every 3-4 years since 1992-93. The most recent publicly released data are for the 2018-2019 TUS-CPS (July 2018, January 2019, and May 2019).Tobacco Control Funding Opportunities
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More TUS-CPS Information
To cite the harmonized data, please use:
- National Cancer Institute. (2021). Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey Harmonized Data, 1992-2019. https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/tcrb/tus-cps/
For each survey wave 2014-15 and later, please use:
- US Department of Commerce, Census Bureau (Year of Data Release). National Cancer Institute and Food and Drug Administration co-sponsored Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey. Years of Survey. https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/tcrb/tus-cps/
For each survey wave 2010-11 and earlier, please use:
- US Department of Commerce, Census Bureau (Year of Data Release). National Cancer Institute sponsored Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey. Years of Survey. https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/tcrb/tus-cps/
To cite the Technical Documentation and Data Files, replace the URL in the citation with: https://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/tcrb/tus-cps/questionnaires-data.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Data Harmonization Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides an overview of the harmonized dataset, including information on the harmonization process, what variables were harmonized, and how to use the dataset.
Small Area Estimation PPT
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User Workshops & Webinars
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