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NHIS - Adult Tobacco Use Information

Questionnaires, Datasets, and Related Documentation

  • Major Changes

    Explains the various changes in data collection technology and tobacco use questions from 1965 to the present.

  • Adult Tobacco Use Questions

    Questions on adult use of tobacco are reproduced in two documents: (1) 1965-1995 and (2)1997-2011. These documents contain only tobacco use questions. The complete questionnaires from which the tobacco questions were extracted can be accessed from the Guide for Data Users

  • Guide for Data Users

    This guide provides links to NHIS tobacco information, including questionnaires, documentation, data file information, SAS/SPSS/Stata input statements, and data sets for each data year in which NHIS tobacco use questions were asked.

  • Smoking Status Recodes

    Includes a history of smoking status recode variables used in the NHIS to compute estimates of smoking prevalence. Also includes a list of these variables as used in the survey from 1965 to the present.




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