User Workshops & Webinars

Webinar Series – REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

Members of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) TUS-CPS team and colleagues will present and answer questions about the TUS-CPS, including how to obtain the data, conduct linkages with other datasets, analyze data and obtain trends, and more! The TUS-CPS Data User Webinar Series is open to all investigators but especially targets junior tobacco control investigators and/or those with limited TUS-CPS experience. See additional details below.

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Register for one or multiple webinars at the link above. There is no deadline to register, but please use the registration form to submit any general questions* for presenters by the deadlines indicated in the schedule of webinars below.

*Questions received later than the indicated deadlines and questions that are too specific or detailed to discuss during the webinar(s) will be addressed privately by the TUS-CPS Management Team.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: All participants are welcome. The webinars will have open Communication Access Real-Time Transcription (CART) or ‘real-time captioning’. A link will be provided in the chat window. The captioning will also appear in the WebEx Multimedia Panel of the webinar, as well as in a separate browser window. Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Nalini Corcy (nalini.corcy@nih.gov) and/or the Federal Relay Service (1-800-877-8339). Requests should be made at least five business days in advance of the event.

Schedule of Webinars

July 1, 2021 – 2:00-3:30pm ET
Analyses Using the TUS-CPS 1992-2019 Harmonized Dataset
Elizabeth Seaman, CDC Foundation, Kelvin Choi, NIMHD/DIR, and Carolyn Reyes-Guzman, NCI/TCRB
Introduce the TUS-CPS harmonized dataset and discuss how to conduct analyses, including examining data from certain TUS-CPS years only and adjusting the replicate weights. Examine analyses.
August 5, 2021 – 2:00-3:30pm ET
Using SAS to Analyze
TUS-CPS Data

James (Todd) Gibson, IMS
Interactive session on basic analyses of the TUS-CPS data using SAS, including analyses of the individual public use and harmonized data with associated replicate weights.
Please note: A working knowledge of SAS is recommended.
September 2, 2021 – 2:00-3:30pm ET
Linkage of the TUS-CPS to Other CPS Supplements
Margaret (Maggie) Mayer and Carolyn Reyes-Guzman, NCI/TCRB
Discusses data sources available for linkage with the TUS-CPS (e.g., other CPS supplements), key considerations in management and analysis, and common roadblocks.
October 14, 2021 – 2:00-3:30pm ET
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October 1, 5:00pm ET
County Level Analyses on TUS-CPS Using Small Area Estimation Techniques
Benmei Liu, NCI/SRAB and Anne Hartman, NCI/TCRB
Discusses the model-based small area estimation approach to combine information from the TUS-CPS and multiple related sources to obtain reliable estimates for all U.S. counties with increased precision and better evaluate local tobacco trends.

Recordings, slides, and transcripts are available for download.

Conducted by: Tobacco Control Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute; additional presenters from the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute; National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities; and the CDC Foundation.

2020 Workshop

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) TUS-CPS team recently compiled responses to questions submitted by registrants for the 2020 Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) TUS-CPS Informational Session (despite that Session having been canceled). Please find all questions and responses in the 2020 Informational Session Questions and Responses document.

2019 Workshop

The 2019 workshop, “Understanding Tobacco Use Trends: Leveraging Harmonized Data from the U.S. Tobacco Use Supplement – Current Population Survey, 1992-2015,” was designed to highlight and disseminate the newly-released harmonized TUS-CPS data. The workshop provided background information on the TUS-CPS and its potential linkages to other supplements and datasets; the harmonization process, including decisions made and how variables were coded; and the process of accessing and analyzing the data.

The full presentation from the workshop is available for download.

Conducted by: Tobacco Control Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute; additional presenters from the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute; and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

2013 Webinar

The 2013 TUS-CPS Webinar was designed to provide an overview of the TUS-CPS, including new developments in the supplement, uses and linkages, best practices for analyzing the data, and tips and tricks for using the data.

Presentations and a webinar transcript are available for download.

Conducted by: Tobacco Control Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute; additional presenters from the Surveillance Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

2009 Workshop

The 2009 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS) Users' Workshop was designed to enhance participants’ knowledge of TUS-CPS data and how to use this rich and unique data resource.

Some of the speakers’ presentations from the workshop are available for download.

TUS-CPS data is available on the national, state, and sub-state levels.

We would like to thank the speakers and all participants for contributing to the success of the workshop.

Conducted by: Risk Factor Monitoring & Methods Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute.

2007 Workshop

The Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS) Users' Workshop was designed to enhance participants’ knowledge of TUS-CPS data and how to use this rich and unique data resource.

Participants learned how to make the most of TUS-CPS data to:

  • monitor progress in efforts to control tobacco use;
  • evaluate tobacco control programs;
  • conduct tobacco-related research; and
  • link occupational, economic, time use, or Internet access information to tobacco use data.

TUS-CPS data is available on the national, state, and sub-state levels.

The workshop was conducted in Minneapolis the day before the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH). We acknowledge the NCTOH sponsors for providing meeting space for this important workshop.

We would like to thank the speakers, the American Legacy Foundation and the rest of the Planning Committee for their guidance, and all participants for contributing toward the success of the workshop.

Conducted by: Risk Factor Monitoring & Methods Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute in collaboration with survey co-sponsor, Office of Smoking and Health (OSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Last Updated
October 07, 2021