The questionnaires for the 2001-2002, 2003, 2006-2007, 2010-2011, 2014-2015, and 2018-2019 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS) are available for download below in two formats. In addition, for the May 2010-2011 special Longitudinal Cohort TUS-CPS, please see below - "2010-11 TUS-CPS" for the May 2010 baseline questionnaire and "May 2011 Follow-up" for the May 2011 follow-up questionnaire.
SAS programs for creating a permanent SAS dataset from the .dat and ASCII text files are available for the harmonized and single wave public use files, respectively. For harmonized data files, please refer to the technical documentation Section V. For single wave public use files, please refer to the data table below. Each program reads all variables from the core and the supplement and creates a SAS dataset containing all the variables.
2018-2019 TUS-CPS Initial Release: July 2018 Data Now Available!
The initial data release of the 2018-2019 TUS-CPS wave is now available. This includes the July 2018 data. January and May 2019 data are anticipated to be available in late Spring 2020. View major content changes to the 2018-2019 wave here.
2018-2019 TUS-CPS Questionnaire: July 2018 (PDF)
2018-2019 TUS-CPS Questionnaire: July 2018 (DOCX)
Note: The January 2019 questionnaire is the same as the July 2018 questionnaire. Starting with the May 2019 questionnaire, heat-not-burn items were added.
Harmonized Dataset 1992-2015
Interested in tracking trends over time? How about enlarging your analytic sample size? Data from all currently available waves (1992-2015) were recently harmonized into a single dataset. Harmonized topics include cigarette use, workplace and home smoking restrictions, attitudes toward smokefree policies, advice to quit by physician/dentist, health perceptions/beliefs, and other tobacco product use.
To download data:
Harmonized Dataset (ZIP)
For variable/value listing:
Data Dictionary (PDF)
For user guide:
Technical Documentation (PDF)
The below table provides links to the TUS questionnaires, datasets, documentation, tables, and results documents for individual survey waves, as available. For additional detailed information about the surveys and datasets, refer to the Current Population Survey technical documentation on the U.S. Census Bureau's website. For CPS and other supplement files, including replicate weight files (2010-2018), refer to the CPS FTP site; the CPS questionnaire can be found on the CPS Questionnaires page.
*Files were coded for use in SAS software.
**Published reports. For a full list of published articles using the TUS, please visit the Publications Page.
***We refer to those who responded to both the February 2002 TUS and the February 2003 Tobacco Use Special Cessation Supplement as the overlap sample. The responses to the overlap sample can be analyzed as one-year longitudinal study with a representative sample of the U.S. and hence furnishes a unique opportunity for data analysis. This report summarizes weighting methodology and overlap sample characteristics.
Researchers can use the TUS-CPS translations with populations of interest to obtain information on current use of cigarettes, history of use, and cessation attempts. The translated questionnaires also include a shorter section on other tobacco use (cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, and snuff). The questionnaires are designed for telephone administration but can be adapted to other modes, such as in-person interviewing.
Most translated questionnaires are available as a computer-assisted interview (CAI) instrument and as a paper-and-pencil interview (PAPI) instrument. Learn more about TUS-CPS translations into other languages.