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Doctor discussed smoking, past 12 months

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For sample adults aged 18 and over years who currently smoke every day or some days, MDSMOKTALK indicates if a doctor or other health professional talked to the respondent about his or her smoking in the past 12 months.

In the past 12 months, other tests mentioned are:

  • Fasting test for high blood sugar/diabetes

This variable can be used to monitor the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2011-2013; 2014 2015 2016 2017: Sample adults age 18+ who currently smoke every day or some days.


  • 2011-2017