Years Available
1992-1993, 1995-1996, 1998-1999, 2000, 2001-2002, 2003, 2006-2007, 2010-2011, 2014-2015, 2018-2019
Mode of Collection
Sample Survey: self-responses and proxy responses.
Since 1992, the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS) has served as a key source of national, state, and sub-state data on tobacco use behavior, attitudes, and policies in the United States. Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, the TUS-CPS is conducted every 3 to 4 years as part of the CPS, a monthly survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor and Statistics (DOL, BLS). In each cycle, TUS-CPS collects nationally representative data from about 240,000 adults aged 18 and older. About two-thirds of respondents complete the questionnaire by telephone; responses for the remaining third are obtained through in-person interviews. The survey is regularly conducted in English and Spanish, and other languages when needed. The TUS-CPS is used to track long-term trends in tobacco use and tobacco-related policies, evaluate national and sub-national tobacco-control programs, study tobacco-related health disparities, link tobacco control data to cancer incidence and survival, and other related research.
Population Covered
Civilian, non-institutionalized population ages 18 years and older (data for the 1992 to 2006 TUS-CPS are for persons ages 15 years and older).