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Cigarettes per day (ever smoked regularly), intervalled

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For sample persons over age 18 who ever smoked 100 cigarettes, and have ever smoked regularly, this variable provides a categorized response for 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).


Categories available are: less than 1 per day; 1 to 14 per day; 15 to 24 per day; and 25 or more per day.

The term "smoked regularly" was respondent defined.

Related Variables

This variable is a recoded response from CIGSDAYCSFS, which provides the average number of cigarettes smoked as a continuous variable.


This variable is only available for 1990.


  • 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.


  • 1990