Smoking Intensity in TUS-CPS (tcigday) in May 2015

#1

Hello,

It appears that the IPUMS version of May 2015 wave of TUS-CPS does not have a smoking intensity variable for current smokers. (Labeled tcigday in other TUS-CPS files, including Januray 2015.) Based on CPS documentation, it seems the question was asked. Is there a reason why it’s not in the IPUMS file? Does it have a different variable name in May 2015? Could it be included?

Thank you!

#2

Yes, you are correct that this variable does seem to be available in the May 2015 Tobacco Use Supplement sample. I’ve sent a note to the IPUMS CPS team about adding this variable for May 2015. Outside of some prohibitive complication, this variable should be available relatively soon.