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Type of cigarette smoked most often


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TCIGTYPE reports the usual type of cigarette smoked by an everyday or non-daily smoker, or a former smoker who quit in the past 5 years. TCIGTYPE distinguishes the type of cigarette by the fullness or strength of flavor (regular, lite, or ultra-light), while TUBRAND categorizes the smoker's usual choice of cigarette as menthol or non-menthol.

This variable is a part of the Tobacco Use Supplement.


This variable is comparable across all available years.


  • Self-respondent smokers age 15 and older or self-respondent former smokers who quit in the last 5 years.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2003 - X - - - X - - - - X -


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