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* indicates there is some discrepancy in the question and/or answer text.
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V04594Smoked more than 100 cigarettes in lifetimeTB1
V04596Ever smoke cigarette/cigar/pipe, even single puffTB2
V04595Age began smokingTB2
V09352How old the very first timeATB3
V09353Was it before your teensATB3A
V09354Was it before your twentiesATB3B
V04597Currently smokeTB3
V04600Ever smoke at least 1/week for 2 months or moreTB4
V04599Age stopped smokingTB4
V09355Current smoker, how old the very first timeATB5ITR1
V09358Ex smoker, how old the very first timeATB5ITR2
V09356Current smoker, was it before your teensATB5I1A
V09357Current smoker, was it before your twentiesATB5I1B
V09359Ex smoker, was it before your teensATB5I2A
V09360Ex smoker, was it before your twentiesATB5I2B
V04601# cigarettes smoked per dayTB5
V04604Cigarettes or packs smoked per dayTB5A
V09361How old, first time, once a week for 2 monthsATB6
V09364How old, first time, every day for 2 monthsATB6A
V09362Was it before your teensATB6AA
V09363Was it before your twentiesATB6AB
V09365Was it before your teensATB6AAA
V09366Was it before your twentiesATB6AAB
V04605How soon after waking you smoke first cigaretteTB6
V04608Hours or minutes after waking smoked 1st cigaretteTB6A
V04609Smoked most freq-# cigarettes smoked per dayTB8
V04610Cigarettes or packs smoked per dayTB8A
V04611Past 12 months-# days smoked at least 1 cigarette/cigar/pipeTB9
V04612Days smoked in past year-# of cigarrettes per dayTB10
V04613Days smoked in past year-# of cigars per day TB10A
V04614Days smoked in past year-# of pipes per day TB10B
V04615Year in life when smoked more than past year TB11
V04616Year(s) smoked freq-# days at least 1 cigarette/cigar/pipeTB12
V04617Year(s) smoked freq-# cigarette/cigar/pipe per dayTB13A
V04618Year(s) smoked freq-# cigars smoked per dayTB13B
V04619Year(s) smoked freq-# pipes smoked per dayTB13C
V04620# of different years in life smoked daily/almost dailyTB14
V04621Ever had irresistable desire to smoke that couldn't think of elseTB15
V04622Developed physical tolerance over time so no negative effectsTB15A
V04623Exp physical symptoms when cut down/stop smokingTB15B
V04624Exp emotional symptoms when cut down/stop smokingTB15C
V04625Smoked to avoid physical/emotional symptomsTB15D
V04626Smoked even though promised self not toTB15E
V04627Smoked more frequently/days in row than intendedTB15F
V04628Tried to cut down/stop smoking and unable to do soTB15G
V04629Chain smoked for several days or moreTB15H
V04630Reduced/gave up important activities for month or moreTB15I
V04631Tobacco ever caused physical problemsTB15J
V04632Continue smoking regarless of physical problemsTB15K
V04633Tobacco ever caused emotional problemsTB15L
V04634Continue smoking regardless of emotional problemsTB15M
V04635Remember exact age of very 1st smoking problemTB16_1
V04636Remember exact age 1st time any smoking related problemsTB21
V04637Age of very 1st smoking related problemsTB21A
V09367How old, first time, any problemATB21B
V09368Was it before your teensATB211A
V09369Was it before your twentiesATB211B
V04639Recent time of smoking related problemsTB22
V09370How old, last time, any problemATB23
V09371Was it before your teensATB23A
V09372Was it before your twentiesATB23B
V04641# different years ever had at least 1 smoking problemTB24
V04642Had 3 or more smoking related problems in same yearTB25
V09373How old, first time, 3 or more problems, same yearATB26
V09374Was it before your teensATB26A
V09375Was it before your twentiesATB26B
V04644How soon after waking you smoke 1st cigarette/cigar/pipeTB31
V04645Difficult to refrain from smoking in forbidden placesTB32TB7*
V04646Cigarette/cigar/pipe would most hate to give upTB33
V04647Smoke more frequently first hours after waking than rest of dayTB34
V04648Smoke even when so ill and in bed most of dayTB35
V04649# different times seriously attempted to quit smokingTB36
V04650Since serious attempt to quit, longest gone without smokingTB38
V04651Unit of time longest gone without smoking, TB38TB38A
V04652# different times gone without smoking for 3 months +TB40
V04653Used nicotine gum or patch to quit smokingTB41A
V04654Used prescription medication to quit smokingTB41B
V04655Used nicotine-free cigarettes to quit smokingTB41C
V04656Went to groups or classes to quit smokingTB41D

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