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Days per month use snuff

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For sample adults age 18 and over who have ever used snuff at least 20 times in their entire life, SNUFFDAYSMO provides indicates on the average, the number of days per month the respondent used snuff.


The term "snuff" was respondent defined. The 1987 Field Representative's Manual defined snuff as, "a smokeless tobacco product that is either inhaled through the nostrils or placed in the mouth between the cheeks and gum or under the tongue. A common term for snuff use is "dipping." It add that this definition was for the interviewer's information only, and the term snuff should only be defined for the respondent if questioned. It also instructed interviewers to record, "DK Snuff" if the respondent reported they did not know what snuff was and to accept other brands of snuff as well as those given as examples.

The 1992 Manual mentions that using snuff includes sniffing it or just placing it in the mouth. This definition was not routinely shared with respondents.


This variable is not completely comparable for 1987 and 1992. The 1987 survey text recognized responses of "never used it regularly," whereas only responses of "less than one day a month," or "every day" were recognized in 1992.


  • 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CAEP supplement) who ever used snuff at least 20 times.
  • 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CAEP supplement) who ever used snuff and have used snuff at least 20 times.


  • 1987, 1992