Codes and Frequencies
For respondents age 17 who ever smoked at least 50 cigars, but do not currently smoke cigars, this variable indicates the length of time since the respondent smoked 3 or more cigars a day. Respondents could report the number of years or "Under 1 year" or "Never smoked 3 or more per week."
The Field Representative's Manual noted that interviewers should only report the number of whole years since the respondent smoked 3 or more cigars a day, rounding down all part years to the last completed year. If the respondent was not sure of the exact time interval, then the range should was recorded.
A cigar was respondent-defined. Note that in the 1970 survey, a respondent representing the family (a proxy) could answer the question associated with CIGARSINCE
for all other family members over age 17.
- 1970: Persons age 17+ who ever smoked cigars but do not currently smoke cigars.
- 1970 : PERWEIGHT