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Protocol - History of Switching to Lower Tar and Nicotine Cigarettes

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This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Availability:

Publicly available

Description:

The interviewer-administered National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) protocol consists of two questions that should be used on respondents 18 years or older to determine number of times a smoker has gone a day without smoking and whether a respondent has ever switched to cigarettes perceived as less harmful.

Protocol:

1. Did you ever use or switch to a lower tar and nicotine cigarette to reduce your health risk?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

[ ] Refused

[ ] Don’t know

2. Have you ever stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?

[ ] Yes

[ ] No

[ ] Refused

[ ] Don’t know

3. In your whole life, how many times have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?

[ ] 1-994 times

[ ] 995+ times

[ ] Refused

[ ] Don’t know

Personnel and Training Required

Interviewer must be trained and found competent to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population.

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Adult

Specific Instructions:

None.

Research Domain Information

Release Date:

June 24, 2015

Definition

Questions assessing how many times in a respondent’s lifetime they went a day or more without smoking and/or whether they ever switched to a lower tar and nicotine cigarette.

Purpose

This measure assesses a user’s attempts to quit smoking and/or switch to cigarettes with perceived reduced toxicity.

Selection Rationale

The 2000 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Sample Adult Cancer Supplement is a well-established questionnaire and validated protocol. This part of the protocol captures efforts to quit smoking as well as whether the respondent tried to reduce their exposure to cigarette smoke toxicants by switching to a different brand.

Language

English, Spanish

Standards

StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE)Person Tobacco Smoking Cessation History Text2960991CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE)Tobacco Use Change Low Nicotine Cigarette History Assessment Text4883214CDE Browser

Process and Review

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2000). National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) sample adult cancer supplement questionnaire: Question numbers: NAE. 050, NAE.060, and NAE.070. Atlanta, GA: Author.

General References

None

Protocol ID:

730101

Variables:

Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX730101_Ever_Switch_LowerTarNicotine_HealthPX730101010000Did you ever use or switch to a lower tar and nicotine cigarette to reduce your health risk?4N/A
PX730101_Ever_Stopped_Smoking_Trying_ToQuitPX730101020000Have you ever stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?4N/A
PX730101_WholeLife_Times_Stoped_Smoking_TryingQuitPX730101030000In your whole life, how many times have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?4N/A