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Cigarettes per day (ever smoked regularly)

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For sample persons over age 18 who ever smoked 100 cigarettes, and have ever smoked regularly, this variable indicates the average number of cigarettes the respondent smoked per day (for currents smokers) or the number they typically smoked when they last smoked regularly (former smokers).


The term "smoked regularly" was respondent defined.


This variable is only available for 1990.


  • 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT) who have smoked 100 cigarettes and didn't indicate that they never smoked regularly when asked age first started smoking regularly.
  • 1990: Sample persons age 18+ who were not asked the smoking questions in the Pregnancy and Smoking section, who ever smoked 100 cigarettes, who smoke cigarettes now, or who do not smoke now but have ever smoked regularly.


  • 1987, 1990