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Tobacco Use Supplements to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS)

Principal Investigator: Lisa A. Clement / Enver Holder-Hayes

Funding Mechanism: Interagency Agreement

ID number: 224-13-9016

Award Date: 7/2/2013

Institution: U.S. Census Bureau


The 2014-2015 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS) is co-sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will be conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Since 1992, the nationally-representative TUS-CPS has been a key source of national, state, some local-level, and health disparity data; a unique feature of the TUS-CPS is the ability to link other social and economic Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics data and health data from the National Longitudinal Mortality Study. In the 2014-2015 TUS-CPS, data related to cigarette smoking, other tobacco use, and cessation attempts will be collected in July 2014, January 2015, and May 2015 from approximately 240,000 unique respondents; questionnaire items will address patterns of cigarette smoking and use of other tobacco products, such as cigars, pipes, hookah, electronic cigarettes, dissolvables, and smokeless tobacco. (Note: Because the NCI requires some information that falls outside of FDA’s regulatory authority -- such as home and workplace smoking policies, health professional smoking cessation advice, and changes in smoking norms and attitudes – NCI is co-sponsoring a smaller part of the survey through a parallel but separate agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau.) Research findings will provide information that may inform the FDA’s regulatory activites.

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