The model-based estimates of important tobacco use and policy outcomes are obtained by modeling the responses to the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS).
The TUS-CPS is a National Cancer Institute sponsored survey of tobacco use that has been administered as part of the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey every two to four years since 1992. It is a key source of national and state level data on smoking and other tobacco use in the US household population because it uses a large, nationally representative sample that contains information on about 240,000 individuals within a given survey period. Each survey period involves the administration of TUS-CPS in three separate surveys, typically four months apart, so that the survey has cross-sectional elements.
The TUS-CPS is a unique research source. It can be used to track trends in tobacco use over time, evaluate tobacco control programs, and examine tobacco health disparities and other tobacco control research. It can also be used to analyze economic aspects of tobacco use in conjunction with the CPS's occupational and economic data and other supplements, e.g., Internet, American Time Use (ATUS), Cell Phone Use, Food Security, March (ASEC), etc. More importantly, TUS can be used to link data to cancer and other cause-specific mortality data through the National Longitudinal Mortality Study (NLMS).
Questionnaires, datasets and related documentation are available for downloading from the Census website. We used internal (and confidential) datasets which identify all counties and are located at Census Bureau. The downloadable survey data only identifies counties with adult population over 10,000.Visit the NCI TUS/CPS Website