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Total years smoked every day (current some day smokers)

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For sample adults over age 18 who have ever smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their life and are current some days smokers or those who ever smoked every day for at least 6 months, CSSMOKDALYY indicates the total number of years the respondent smoked every day, excluding time they stopped smoking for at least 6 months or longer. (A "some days" smoker was someone who reported "some days" to the question, "Do you now smoke cigarettes every day or some days?").

Related Variables

A similar variable, CESMOKDALYY, was created for respondents who indicated "every day" to the question listed above.


This variable is only available for 1992.


  • 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CAEP supplement) who have smoked at least 100 cigarettes, smoke cigarettes now, smoke some days or indicate that they do not smoke now but smoke some days, smoked at least once in past 30 days (or for whom it was unknown how many days they smoked in past 30 days), and have ever smoked every day for at least 6 months.


  • 1992