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Term: Smoking-Status Categories

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2015-05-12


In Martens et al. (2015), survey respondents were grouped into one of the following "smoking status" categories:

  • current daily smoker (at time of survey),
  • former daily smoker - recent quitter - (daily smoker five years or less before survey),
  • former daily smoker - long-time quitter - (daily smoker more than five years before survey),
  • never a daily smoker (includes occasional smokers and former occasional smokers), and
  • never smoked.
For more information on how the categories were derived from each different survey, please see the Smoking-Status Categories term and description in the glossary of Martens et al. (2015).

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