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```					OTS FOLLOW-UP QUESTION EDITS FILE
OTS FOLLOW-UP QUESTION DATABASE
Note: this reflects the worksheet order for the survey questions in this Excel file
2-Sep-10
Jan'06 - Jul'06 - Jan'07 - Jan'08 -
Dec'08 Jun'09 Jun'09 Dec '09
DETAILED FOLLOW-UP SURVEYS (Waves 2 - 10)
MDS (C2-
F1       F2       F3
C6)

X indicates the question is in all cohorts
Variable     Question
unless otherwise specified; limited
questions note eligible cohorts in brackets
SMOKING BEHAVOUR
At the present time, do you smoke cigarettes every day,
SB1                                                                             X          X          X          X
almost every day, occasionally, or not at all?
SB2      Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your life?                 X       X       X                 X
Have you smoked a cigarette since we last spoke with you          X       X       X
SB29                                                                                                             X
in [Date of Interview]?                                        (C2-C6) (C1-C6) (C1-C6)
How long ago was it that you last smoked a cigarette: was it
one week or less, more than one week but less than one
SB3                                                                             X          X          X          X
month, 1 to 6 months ago; 7 to 12 months ago; 13 to 18
months ago; or 18 - 24 months ago?
Some people smoke more or less depending on the day of
the week. So, thinking back over the past month, on the
WEEKEND DAYS that you did smoke, about how many
SB7                                                                             X          X          X          X
cigarettes did you usually smoke? Probe: For instance, on
your average Saturday, how many cigarettes do you usually
smoke?
On the WEEKDAYS that you did smoke, about how many
SB8                                                                             X          X          X          X
cigarettes did you usually smoke?
On how many of the past 30 days did you smoke at least
SB4                                                                             X          X          X          X
one cigarette?
In the past month, on how many WEEKEND days did you
SB5                                                                             X          X          X          X
smoke at least one cigarette?
In the past month, on how many WEEKDAYS did you
SB6                                                                             X          X          X          X
smoke at least one cigarette?
Compared to six months ago, and that is since [ANCHOR],
would you say that you are now smoking: the same is you
SB13                                                                            X          X          X          X
are smoking; more than you were smoking; OR less than
you were smoking?
At any time during the past 6 months, did you change your
SB14         smoking behavior with the intention of quitting or reducing        X          X          X          X
the amount you smoke?
In the past 6 months, did you try to quit smoking
SB15                                                                            X          X          X          X
completely?
In the past 6 months, did you try to go whole days without
SB16                                                                            X          X          X
smoking?
Approximately how many days a week did you try to not
SB17                                                                            X          X          X
smoke?
Did you reduce the number of cigarettes you usually
SB18                                                                          X       X       X
smoke?
Approximately how many cigarettes per day did you cut
SB19                                                                          X       X       X
back?
SB20        Did you try not to smoke the whole cigarette?                     X       X       X
In the past 6 months, what was the longest amount of time
SB21a /
you were able to reduce your smoking? / …that you stayed          X       X       X       X
SB21b
smoke-free?
SB22 /      What is the MAIN reason you cut back the amount you were
X       X       X       X
SB22a       smoking?
SB23a /     What was the MAIN reason you increased your smoking
X       X       X       X
SB23b       again?
SB24 /
X       X       X       X
SB24a       What is the MAIN reason you quit smoking again?

SB25        You indicate that you are no longer smoking, but do you          X       X       X        X
ever have a cigarette or puff on a cigarette once in a while?
About how often, on average, do you have a cigarette or
puff on a cigarette. Would you say: once a week or more;
SB26                                                                         X       X       X
less often than weekly but at least monthly; OR less than
monthly?
On the occasions that you do have a cigarette or puff on a
SB27                                                                         X       X       X
cigarette, about how many do you typically smoke?
Besides cigarettes, in the past 6 months, have you used any
X       X       X
SB28        other tobacco products such as chewing tobacco, snuff,
(C1-C4) (C1-C3) (C1-C2)
cigars or pipes or snus?
Besides cigarettes, in the past 6 months, have you used any
X       X       X
SB36        other tobacco products that you smoke such as cigars or                                   X
(C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C6)
pipes?...Y; No; DK; R
Besides cigarettes, in the past 6 months, have you used any
other tobacco products that are NOT smoked such as snuff,        X       X       X
SB37                                                                                                  X
chewing tobacco, or snus?...Y; N; DK; R                       (C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C6)

What is the MAIN reason you use other tobacco products?            X       X       X
SB38                                                                                                  X
(C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C6)
Tobacco companies are developing new types of cigarettes
or cigarette-like products that are supposed to be less                    X
SB33
harmful than ordinary cigarettes. Have you heard of such                (C3-C6)
products?
How likely do you think you would be to use these cigarette-               X
SB34
like products?                                                          (C3-C6)
New smokeless tobacco products called SNUS are being
introduced in the United States and probably soon in
Canada. These products are small pouches of tobacco that                   X
SB35
are placed between the gum and teeth; they are sucked and               (C3-C6)
do not require spitting. How likely do you think you would be
to use these products?
are not at all addicted to cigarettes, somewhat addicted to       X       X       X       X
cigarettes or very addicted to cigarettes?
At the present time, would you say that you are not at all
How soon after you wake up do you usually smoke your first
cigarette?
Do you find it difficult to refrain from smoking in places
where it is NOT ALLOWED?
QUITTING
How easy or hard would it be for you to completely quit
QB1        smoking if you wanted to? Would it be: very easy,                    X       X       X
somewhat easy, somewhat hard OR very hard?
How confident are you that you would succeed if you
decided to quit COMPLETELY in the next six months: not at
QB2                                                                             X       X       X       X
all confident, not very confident, fairly confident, OR very
confident?
If you decided to quit smoking, do you have at least one
QB3                                                                             X       X       X
person you could count on for support?
Is there anyone who might make it more DIFFICULT for you
QB4                                                                             X       X       X
to quit smoking if you wanted to?
In general, would you say your health is: excellent, very
QB5                                                                             X       X       X
good, good, fair OR poor?
How much do you think you would benefit from health and
QB6 /      other gains if you were to quit smoking permanently in the
X       X       X
QB6a       next 6 months? Would you: not benefit at all, benefit a little,
benefit quite a bit, OR benefit a lot?
How much do you think you have benefited from health and
other gains since you quit smoking? Have you: not
QB6b                                                                            X       X       X
benefited at all, benefited a little, benefited quite a bit, OR
benefited a lot?
Are you planning to quit smoking: within the next month,
QB7        within the next 6 months, sometime in the future beyond 6            X       X       X       X
months, OR are you not planning to quit?
QB8        What is the main reason you are planning to quit?                    X       X       X
QB9        Have you set a firm quit date?                                       X       X       X
How many times have you made a serious attempt to quit
QB11a /    smoking IN THE PAST 6 MONTHS? By serious, we mean
X       X       X
QB11b      that you made a conscious attempt to stay off cigarettes for
good.
How confident are you that you that you will be able to stay
QB12       smoke-free for the next six months: not at all confident, not        X       X       X
very confident, fairly confident, OR very confident?
Do you think that there is ANY possible situation that might
QB13                                                                            X       X       X
make you start smoking again?

Which of these statements best describes how your most
recent quit attempt started: I did not plan the quit attempt in
QB18a /    advance, I just did it; I planned the quit attempt for later the      X       X       X
QB18b      same day; I planned the quit attempt the day beforehand; I         (C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
planned the quit attempt a few days beforehand; I planned
the quit attempt a few weeks beforehand; OR I planned the
quit attempt a few months beforehand.
X
QB18        Did you continue to smoke for more than one day?                           X         X
(C2-C6)
X
QB19        How long did you continue to smoke before you quit again?                  X         X
(C2-C6)
QB15        you when you started smoking again? Were you: at home;           X         X         X
at a friend's place; at work; at a bar; or at a restaurant?
When you have a cigarette or puff on a cigarette, would you
SB30        say that you are usually: at home; at a friend's place; at                 X         X
work; at a bar; or at a restaurant?
Were others around you smoking when you started to
QB16                                                                         X         X         X
smoke again?
When you have a cigarette or puff on a cigarette, would you
SB31                                                                                   X         X
say that others are usually smoking around you?
Were you drinking alcohol when you started to smoke
QB17                                                                         X         X         X
again?
Would you say that you are usually drinking alcohol when
SB32                                                                                   X         X
you have a cigarette or puff on a cigarette?
QUIT AIDS
In the past 6 months, did you use any quit aids or resources
QA27                                                                         X         X         X       X
QA2aa /     In the past 6 months, that is since [ANCHOR], did you use
X         X         X       X

QA2b        Over the past 6 months, how long did you use the patch?          X         X         X
In the past 6 months, did you use nicotine gum or chewing
QA3                                                                          X         X         X       X
pieces like Nicorette?
Over the past 6 months, how long did you use nicotine gum
QA3b                                                                         X         X         X
or chewing pieces like Nicorette?
QA4         In the past 6 months, did you use a nicotine inhaler?            X         X         X       X
QA4b        Over the past 6 months, how long did you use the inhaler?        X         X         X
X            X         X
QA43        In the past 6 months, did you use a nicotine lozenge?                                        X
(C5-C6)      (C4-C6)   (C3-C6)
X            X         X
QA43b       Over the past 6 months, how long did you use the lozenge?
(C6)       (C5-C6)   (C4-C6)
In the past 6 months, did you use a pill prescribed by your    X            X         X
QA5a
doctor called Zyban or bupropion?                           (C5-C6)      (C4-C6)   (C3-C6)
In the past 6 months, did you use a pill prescribed by your    X            X         X
QA5b
doctor called Wellbutrin to stop smoking?                   (C5-C6)      (C4-C6)   (C3-C6)
In the past 6 months, did you use a pill prescribed by your
X            X       X
(C5-C6)      (C4-C6) (C3-C6)
stop smoking?
Over the past 6 months, how long did you use
QA5c                                                                       X           X         X
[Zyban/buproprion/Wellbutrin]
In the past 6 months, did you use a pill prescribed by your
X            X       X
(C4-C6)      (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
smoking?
Over the past 6 months, how long did you use Champix or        X            X       X
QA34b
Varenicline?                                                (C4-C6)      (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
In the past 6 months, have you used hypnosis, acupuncture,
QA6                                                                      X        X       X     X
or laser therapy?
In the past 6 months, have you used a self-help booklet or
QA7                                                                      X        X       X     X
video, a website or a chat group?
In the past 6 months, have you been to group counselling or
QA8                                                                      X        X       X     X
a group support program?
In the past 6 months, have you seen a specialized addiction
QA9                                                                      X        X       X     X
counsellor?
In the past 6 months, did you use some combination of quit
QA28   aids or resources to help you quit or reduce smoking, or          X        X       X     X
remain smoke-free?
What aids or resources have you used at the same time in
QA29                                                                     X        X       X     X
the past 6 months?
You said that you had used nicotine replacement therapy
such as the patch, gum, or inhaler. Who paid for this quit
QA30                                                                     X        X       X
aid: you, a private insurance plan; your local public health
unit; OR the government?
You said that you had used [NAME OF DRUG], a pill
prescribed by your doctor. Who paid for this quit aid: you, a
QA31                                                                     X        X       X
private insurance plan; your local public health unit; OR the
government?
Who should pay for medications, such as the patch, or the
pill named zyban to help people stop smoking: you, a
QA32                                                                     X        X       X
private insurance plan; your local public health unit; the
government; OR the tobacco companies?

If the government subsidised the cost of stop smoking
QA33   medications such as the patch or zyban, how much would            X        X       X
you be willing to co-pay on a weekly basis for these
medications: nothing; \$5; \$10; \$15; OR \$20 or more?

Stop smoking medications make it easier to quit than trying        X       X       X
QA10
to quit on your own. Do you: strongly agree, somewhat           (C1-C3) (C1-C2)   (C1)
agree, somewhat disagree, OR strongly disagree?
The cost of stop smoking medications makes it difficult to         X       X       X
QA11
use them. Do you: …                                             (C1-C3) (C1-C2)   (C1)
X       X       X
QA12
Stop smoking medications are hard to get. Do you…               (C1-C3) (C1-C2)   (C1)
You are not sure about stop smoking medications. Do                X
QA13
you…                                                              (C1)
The risk of side effects from stop smoking medications             X       X       X
QA14
concerns you. Do you…                                           (C1-C3) (C1-C2)   (C1)
Counselling would make quitting smoking easier. Do you:
X       X       X
QA17   strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, OR
(C1-C3) (C1-C2)   (C1)
strongly disagree?
X       X       X
QA18
The cost of counselling makes it difficult to use. Do you…      (C1-C3) (C1-C2)   (C1)
X       X       X
QA19
Counselling is hard to get. Do you…                             (C1-C3) (C1-C2)   (C1)
You are not sure about how counselling works or what is            X       X       X
QA20
involved. Do you…                                               (C1-C3) (C1-C2)   (C1)
In the past 6 months, have you called the Ontario Smokers’
QA23                                                                 X       X                X        X
Helpline? PROBE: The Ontario Smokers’ Helpline is a
telephone based counselling service to help smokers quit
In the past 6 months, have you accessed the “Smokers’
QA23a                                                                                                  X
Society? PROBE: The “Smokers’ Helpline Online” is a web- (C1-C3) (C1-C2)            (C1)
based counselling service to help smokers quit
In the past 6 months, have you taken part in a quit
QA25                                                                 X       X                 X       X
program?
Can you tell me the name of this quit program or what
QA26a                                                                X       X                 X
Can you tell me the name of a quit program or an
QA26b                                                                X       X                 X
organisation that sponsors a quit program?
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
HP0A     In the past 6 months, have you seen a dentist?              X       X                 X       X
HP1A     Did the dentist advise you to reduce or quit smoking?       X       X                 X       X
HP0B     In the past 6 months, have you seen a pharmacist?           X       X                 X       X
HP1B                                                                          X       X        X       X
Did the pharmacist advise you to reduce or quit smoking?
HP0C       In the past 6 months, have you seen a doctor?                       X       X       X       X
HP1C       Did the doctor advise you to reduce or quit smoking?                X       X       X       X
X       X       X
HP0D                                                                                                   X
In the past 6 months, have you seen a nurse?                     (C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C6)
X       X       X
HP1D                                                                                                   X
Did the nurse advise you to reduce or quit smoking?                (C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C6)
If you were going to quit smoking, how likely would you be
X       X       X
HP2A     to ask a DENTIST for advice? Would you be: very likely,
(C1-C4) (C1-C3) (C1-C2)
somewhat likely, OR not likely at all?
If you were going to quit smoking, how likely would you be
X       X       X
(C1-C4) (C1-C3) (C1-C2)
likely, somewhat likely, OR not likely at all?
If you were going to quit smoking, how likely would you be
X       X       X
HP2C     to ask a DOCTOR for advice? Would you be: very likely,
(C1-C4) (C1-C3) (C1-C2)
somewhat likely, OR not likely at all?
Can you tell me the exact brand of cigarettes that you
PP1                                                                           X       X        X       X
usually smoke, including the size and type?
Do these cigarettes have a brand name or a trade name, or             X       X       X
PP21                                                                                                   X
do they not have a name at all?                                    (C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C6)
Does the word [light/mild] still appear on the package of             X       X       X       X
PP1a
cigarettes that you are smoking?                                     (C6)  (C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C6)
Can you tell me the new name of your cigarettes, as it             X        X       X       X
PP1b
appears on your cigarette pack?                                   (C6)   (C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C6)

What is the MAIN reason that you changed the brand of
PP10       cigarette that you usually smoke? Is it: for a stronger taste;     X       X        X       X
for a milder taste; because they cost less; to reduce the
risks of smoking; OR as a step towards quitting completely?
Did the brand name of the cigarettes that you currently             X       X       X
PP10a                                                                                                  X
smoke change in the past 6 months?                               (C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C6)
X       X       X
PP11                                                                                              X
The last time you bought cigarettes, how much did you pay? (C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
Approximately how many cigarettes did that buy? For           X       X       X
PP20                                                                                              X
example, a carton or bag of 200 or pack of 25?             (C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
Does your usual brand have large coloured health warnings    X       X       X
PP12
on the outside of the cigarette package?                  (C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)

Packages of cigarettes are often wrapped in cellophane and
may have coloured tear strips. Are the packs of your usual
brand wrapped in any of the following: clear cellophane with      X       X       X
PP19
a yellow tear strip; clear cellophane with a peach tear strip; (C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
or clear cellophane with no coloured tear strip? [packages
are not wrapped in cellophane - DO NOT READ]

In the past 6 months, did you usually buy your cigarettes in
Ontario, out of province, over the internet or through the
PP3                                                                    X        X         X
friends?
In the past 6 months, where did you usually buy your
cigarettes: at convenience stores; at gas stations; at
PP4                                                                    X        X         X
supermarkets; at discount stores such as Costco; OR on a
First Nations Reserve?

In the last 6 months, that is since [ANCHOR], have you          X       X       X
PP13
purchased cigarettes that did NOT have large coloured        (C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
health warnings on the outside of the cigarette package?
Can you tell me the name of the brand of cigarettes that did    X       X       X
PP14
not contain the health warnings on the package?              (C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
X       X       X
PP15   In the past 30 days, how many packs of these cigarettes
(C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
without the large health warnings did you purchase?
Did you purchase these cigarettes at a convenience store or
other retail location? Probe: Did you purchase the              X       X       X
PP16
cigarettes without health warnings at a convenience store or (C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
other retail location?

In the past 6 months, have you purchased cigarettes from a          X       X       X
PP17
non-retail source, such as out of a person's home, out of a (C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
person's vehicle, or from someone on the street?
How were these cigarettes packaged? Were they… in a
small plastic bag like a Ziploc bag; in a large plastic bag like
X       X       X
PP18   a grocery or garbage bag; in standard loose cigarette
(C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
PACKAGES; OR in standard cigarette cartons? [OTHER:
SPECIFY]
In the past 6 months, did you ever purchased cigarettes on
PP5                                                                        X       X       X
a First Nations Reserve?
About how many packs of cigarettes have you bought on a
PP6                                                                        X       X       X
First Nations Reserve in the past 6 months?
In the past 6 months, did you purchase cigarettes from the
PP7                                                                        X       X       X
internet or through the mail?
About how many packs of cigarettes have you bought over
PP8                                                                        X       X       X
the INTERNET in the past 6 months?
About how many packs of cigarettes have you bought
PP9                                                                         X       X         X
through the MAIL in the past 6 months?
POINT OF PURCHASE
PO1 /
Over the past 7 days, how often have you been to [INSIDE]          X       X       X
PO1b
a convenience store, corner store, or gas station?
On how many of these occasions did you purchase
cigarettes? Not at all; one or two days; three to five days; or
X       X       X
PO5         six or seven days? Probe: On how many of your visits to a
(C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
convenience store, corner store, or gas station in the past 7
days did you purchase cigarettes?
In the last 7 days, how often did you notice cigarette packs
or other tobacco products displayed BEHIND THE
PO2                                                                            X       X       X
COUNTER at convenience stores, corner stores, or gas
stations?
Again, in the last 7 days, how often did you notice cigarette
packs or other tobacco products displayed ON THE                   X       X       X
PO3
COUNTER at convenience stores, corner stores, or gas            (C1-C3) (C1-C2)   (C1)
stations?
Again, in the last 7 days, how often did you notice SIGNS
OR POSTERS associated with cigarette brands or tobacco
PO4                                                                            X       X       X
companies at convenience stores, corner stores, or gas
stations?
Do you feel that seeing cigarettes in stores makes it a lot
X       X       X
PO6a        harder, somewhat harder, or not hard at all for you to resist
(C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)

If you were going to quit smoking, do you feel that seeing           X       X       X
PO6b
cigarettes in stores would make it a lot harder, somewhat         (C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
harder, or not hard at all for you to resist buying cigarettes?
SECOND HAND SMOKE
Which of the following best describes the smoking
behaviours in your home by the people who LIVE there: no
one smokes on the property; no one smokes indoors at all;
ES1                                                                         X       X         X
people smoke in certain rooms only; people smoke except
when young children are present; OR people smoke
anywhere in the home?
X       X       X
ES1b
Do you ever allow VISITORS to smoke inside your home?        (C3-C6) (C2-C6) (C1-C6)
Thinking about these REGULAR VISITORS, how often
does someone smoke inside your home. Is it: daily or
ES2a        almost every day; 3 or 4 times a week; 1 or 2 times a week;     X       X       X
less than once a week to once a month; less than once a
month; OR not at all?
Including YOURSELF, family members, and regular visitors,
how often does someone smoke inside your home. Is it:
ES2b        daily or almost every day; 3 or 4 times a week; 1 or 2 times    X       X       X         X
a week; less than once a week to once a month; OR less
than once a month?
Which of the following best describe the behaviours of the
people smoking in the PRIVATE vehicle you travel in the
most: no one ever smokes; people smoke except when
ES3                                                                   X       X          X
children are present; people smoke when they are the only
person in the car; people smoke whenever the want; OR I
do not travel in a private vehicle?
How often during the past 6 months did you go to a
restaurant? This includes any restaurant with seating,
ES4     except food courts. Would you say: more than once a week;     X       X          X
about once a week; 1 to 4 times a month; less than once a
month; OR not at all?
In the past 30 days, have you been INSIDE a restaurant        X       X         X
ES5
where other people were smoking around you?                (C1-C3) (C1-C2)     (C1)

In the past 30 days, when you have been to a restaurant,     X       X       X
ES14
how often did you sit OUTSIDE on a PATIO? Would you       (C2-C6) (C1-C6) (C1-C6)
say: most of the time; some of the time; OR not at all?
In the past 30 days, have you been OUSTIDE on a PATIO
X       X       X
ES15    of a restaurant where other people were smoking around
(C2-C6) (C1-C6) (C1-C6)
you?
How often during the past 6 months did you go to a bar or
tavern? Would you say: more than once a week; about once
ES6                                                                  X       X       X
a week; 1 to 4 times a month; less than once a month; OR
not at all?
In the past 30 days, have you been INSIDE a bar or tavern
ES7                                                                  X       X       X
where other people were smoking around you?

In the past 30 days, when you have been to the bar or          X       X       X
ES16
tavern, how often did you sit OUTSIDEon a PATIO? Would (C2-C6) (C1-C6) (C1-C6)
you say: most of the time; some of the time; OR not at all?
In the past 30 days, have you been OUSTIDE on a PATIO
X       X       X
ES17    of a bar or tavern where other people were smoking around
(C2-C6) (C1-C6) (C1-C6)
you?
ES8     First, do you work for pay outside your home?                  X       X       X
Over the past 6 months, this is since [ANCHOR], has your
ES12                                                                   X       X       X
job or position changed?
When you are at work, where do you spend most of your
ES9     time? Are you: mainly indoors; mainly in a vehicle; OR         X       X       X
mainly outdoors?

Which of the the following describes the policy on smoking
or you work: smoking is allowed anywhere inside or out;         X
ES10a
smoking is allowed only in certain areas inside; smoking is    (C1)
only allowed outside; smoking is not allowed anywhere on
the property; OR there are no specific rules or policies?

Which of the following describes the policy on smoking
INDOORS where you work: smoking is allowed anywhere              X       X       X
ES20a
indoors; smoking is allowed only in certain areas indoors;    (C2-C6) (C1-C6) (C1-C6)
smoking is not allowed anywhere indoors; OR there are no
specific rules or policies for smoking indoors?
Which of the the following describes the policy on smoking
or you work: smoking is allowed anywhere inside or out;         X
ES10b
smoking is allowed only in certain areas inside; smoking is    (C1)
only allowed outside; smoking is not allowed anywhere on
the property; OR there are no specific rules or policies?
Which of the following describes the policy on smoking
OUTDOORS where you work: smoking is allowed anywhere
outdoors on the property; smoking is allowed only in certain    X       X       X
ES20b
areas outdoors on the property; smoking is not allowed       (C2-C6) (C1-C6) (C1-C6)
anywhere on the property; OR there are no specific rules or
policies for smoking outdoors?
X       X       X
ES22
Is smoking allowed around doorways to your workplace?        (C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)

Which of the following describes the policy or rules on
ES10c      smoking inside the vehicle in which you work: smoking is         X       X       X
allowed inside the vehicle; smoking is not allowed inside the
vehicle; OR there are no specific rules or policies?
In the past 30 days, have you been exposed to other
ES11                                                                        X       X       X
people's smoke at work?
Over the past 6 months, how have the smoking policies
changed at your workplace. Would you say: there have
ES13                                                                        X       X       X
been no changes; there are FEWER restrictions on
smoking; OR there are MORE restrictions on smoking?
In the past 30 days, had he been exposed to other people's
X       X       X
ES18       smoke in ANY INDOOR public place, other than your
(C3-C6) (C2-C6) (C1-C6)
workplace, or in bars or restaurants?

In the past 30 days, had he been exposed to other people's    X       X       X
ES19
smoke in ANY OUTDOOR public place, other than your         (C3-C6) (C2-C6) (C1-C6)
workplace, or on patios of bars or restaurants?
TYPOLOGY
When non-smokers visit you in your own home, do you: not
X       X               X
TY1        smoke at all; ask if they mind if you smoke OR just go
(C1-C3) (C1-C2)           (C1)

There are enough controls on smoking, and we should               X         X       X
TY2
leave smokers alone. Do you: strongly agree; somewhat          (C1-C3)   (C1-C2)   (C1)
agree; somewhat disagree; OR strongly disagree?
Restrictions should be increase to help smokers quit. Do
TY3                                                                          X        X        X
you…
Restrictions have gone too far, and smokers need to start         X         X       X
TY4
standing up for their rights. Do you…                          (C1-C3)   (C1-C2)   (C1)
Which of the following statements best describes how you
feel about smoking around non-smokers: you tend to avoid
X         X       X
TY5        smoking; you ask if it's OK to smoke; OR you feel that if non-
(C1-C3)   (C1-C2)   (C1)
smokers do not like you're smoke, they can go somewhere
else?
TY6        Do you care if most people know to smoke?                         X         X       X
X         X       X
TY7
You enjoy smoking. Is this the reason you smoke?               (C1-C3)   (C1-C2)   (C1)
Everything possible should be done to reduce smoking. Do
TY8         you: strongly agree; somewhat agree; somewhat disagree;            X       X       X
OR strongly disagree?
How easy or difficult would it be for you to ask someone not
to smoke in your home: very easy; somewhat easy;                   X       X       X
TY9
somewhat difficult; very difficult; OR you don't mind if people (C1-C3) (C1-C2)   (C1)
smoke in more home?

How easy or difficult would it be for you to ask someone not
TY10                                                                        X         X        X
to smoke in a non-smoking area: very easy; somewhat
easy; somewhat difficult; very difficult; OR you wouldn't ask?
If someone was smoking in a non-smoking area of a public
place, how likely are you to make a face, a coughing noise,
a loud comment, or some other signal to get them to realize         X       X         X
TY11
that it is bothering you: very likely; somewhat likely;          (C1-C3) (C1-C2)     (C1)
somewhat unlikely; very unlikely; OR you are not bothered
like others' smoke?
How likely are you to approach that person and point out
that they are in a non-smoking area: very likely; somewhat          X       X         X
TY12
likely; somewhat unlikely; very unlikely; OR you are not         (C1-C3) (C1-C2)     (C1)
bothered by others' smoke?
In the past year, have you sat in a smoking area of a               X       X
TY13
restaurant because you were with a smoker?                       (C1-C3) (C1-C2)
Suppose you arrive at a restaurant and find that the only
free tables are in the smoking section. Do you think you
X       X         X
TY14     would: take a table in the smoking section right away; be
(C1-C3) (C1-C2)     (C1)
willing to wait up to 15 minutes; OR leave and go to another
restaurant?
TOBACCO INDUSTRY
In the last 6 months, that is since [ANCHOR] have you
X       X         X
TI1      noticed signs, posters or branded items in bars, pubs or
(C1-C3) (C1-C2)     (C1)
clubs promoting cigarettes or tobacco products?
In the last 6 months, have you been to a club or bar event
X       X         X
TI2      sponsored by a tobacco company, for example Definity
(C1-C3) (C1-C2)     (C1)
event / extreme music series event?
In the last six months, have you been to a sporting event
X       X         X
TI3      sponsored by a tobacco company, for example extreme
(C1-C3) (C1-C2)     (C1)
sports event?
Have you seen any advertising of tobacco products in the
last 30 days: in Canadian newspapers or magazines?
X       X       X
(C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
people or stories such as MacLeans, Chatelaine, Flare and
Have you seen any advertising of tobacco products in the
X       X       X
TI5      last 30 days: in Canadian buses or subway stations or on
(C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
outdoor billboards?
Have you seen any advertising of tobacco products in the
last 30 days? Please include anything you may have seen
TI6                                                                                                  X
on billboards or the internet, in a newspaper or magazine, or
posted in bars or stores.
MASS MEDIA
First, thinking about news stories related to smoking or
tobacco companies that might have been on TV, radio, or in
MM1                                                                   X       X       X
the newspapers. In the past 30 days, that is since
[ANCHOR] how often have you seen or heard a news story
about smoking: never; sometimes; often; OR very often?
In the past 30 days, have you seen any anti-smoking
MM2                                                                   X       X       X
medications like the patch or gum?
An ad about kids doing risky things with the message:         X       X       X
MM3
"What's more stupid?"                                      (C1-C4) (C1-C3) (C1-C2)
X
MM4     An ad about a former waitress who is dying of second-hand
(C1)
smoke with the message: Support a Smoke-Free Ontario?
An ad about a character named Bob who's trying to quit             X
MM5
smoking?                                                          (C1)
X
MM6     An ad showing smoke-rings with the message: "Don't let
(C1)
your children be a target, make you home smoke free?"
An ad showing people overcoming life challenges, including
X       X       X
MM7     throwing away a pack of cigarettes with the message: "you
(C1-C4) (C1-C3) (C1-C2)
have it in you"?
X       X       X
MM8     appointments connected to quitting smoking with the
(C1-C4) (C1-C3) (C1-C2)
An ad about a former waitress talking to her former boss      X       X
MM9
about how second-hand smoke has affected her health?       (C1-C2)   (C1)
X       X       X
MM10    An ad showing a young child using alphabet blocks to spell
(C2-C6) (C1-C6) (C1-C6)
out the names of health problems associated with smoking?
An ad about the new smoking legislation with the message:           X       X
MM11
"we can all breathe a little easier"?                            (C1-C2)   (C1)
X       X       X
MM12    providing tips and support for quitting? For example, "Quit
(C1-C4) (C1-C3) (C1-C2)
An ad showing a woman smoking near a window. Her
smoke travels through the house and clings to a teddy bear          X       X       X
MM13
that is picked up by a little girl with the message: "Make you   (C3-C4) (C2-C3) (C1-C2)
home smoke-free"?
Have you seen or heard of radio or newspaper ads for the                    X       X
X
MM14    [year] Driven to Quit Challenge, sponsored by the Canadian               (C2,C4, (C1,C3,
(C3,C5)
Cancer Society?                                                            C6)     C5)
An ad where a boy passes his dad a CD with a recorded               X       X       X
MM15
message encouraging his dad to quit smoking?                     (C3-C6) (C2-C5) (C1-C4)
hard it is to quit, and subsequent weight gain. Sick people
counter each comment with statements about their tobacco-           X       X       X
MM16
related illnesses such as the patient who needs oxygen and       (C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C5)
the cancer patient who has lost 25 pounds.

DEMOGRAPHICS
DE1         First, in what year were you born?                                  X       X        X        X
Ok, can you tell me to which age group you belong. Are you:
DE1a        18-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-54; 55-64; OR 65 years of age and           X       X        X        X
over?
What is the highest level of education you have completed?          X       X       X
DE2                                                                                                       X
(C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C6)
In general, would you say your health is: excellent, very
DE3                                                                             X       X        X        X
good, good, fair, or poor?
At present are you married, living with a partner, widowed,
DE4                                                                             X       X        X        X
divorced, separated, or have you never been married?
Are you presently working for pay in a full-time or in a part-      X       X       X
DE12                                                                                                      X
time job, are you unemployed, retired, a homemaker, a            (C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C6)
student, or something else? people 18 years of age or
Including yourself, how many                                        X       X       X
DE13                                                                                                      X
older are currently living in your household?                    (C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C6)
DE5a /      How many children under 18 years of age live in your
X       X        X        X
DE5b        household?
Including yourself, how many people in your household                X       X       X
DE14                                                                                                      X
smoke cigarettes?                                                (C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C6)
Has your address changed since we last spoke to you on               X       X       X
DE15                                                                                                      X
[DATE OF LAST INTERVIEW]?                                         (C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C6)
How would you describe your sense of belonging to your
X       X       X
DE9         local community? Would you say: very strong; somewhat                                         X
(C4-C6) (C3-C6) (C2-C6)
strong; somewhat weak; very weak?
Which of the following best describes your main residence?
A detached, single family home; An attached house such as
a townhouse, or a semi-detached house; A multiple unit
X       X       X
DE10        dwelling, such as an apartment building, a condominium                                        X
(C5-C6) (C4-C6) (C3-C6)
apartment, or a duplex; Shared accommodation, such as a
rooming house, dorm, or retirement home? [other? specify]

X indicates a question is in all cohorts unless otherwise specified; limited questions note eligible cohorts in
brackets. For example, QA3 (use of nicotine gum) was on all the follow-up questionnaires. In comparison, QA43
(use of nicotine lozenge) was added in Wave 6 of the survey, and thus asked of Cohorts 5 and 6 at F1, Cohorts
4 to 6 at F2, and Cohorts 3 to 6 at F3; QA43 is in all versions of the MDS (F4, F5, F6).

NOTES:
This provides a general database for the OTS follow-up interview questions. Please refer to Appendix A
questionnaires for question edits or revisions at each wave. There is also supporting documentation regarding
baseline and follow-up question edits throughout the data collection periods (please refer to our website
http://www.otru.org/ots_doc.html for OTS Question Edits documentation for baseline and follow-up surveys).

The OTS Question Database for Baseline Surveys notes baseline survey questions. Questions with the same
behaviours whereas the follow-up questions ask about behaviours in the past SIX MONTHS.
SURVEY NOMENCLATURE, DEFINITIONS AND MICRODATA CODING
Survey Nomenclature:
C:

BL:

F#:

VAR_X:
_X:

MDS:

VAR_(X-1):
EY NOMENCLATURE, DEFINITIONS AND MICRODATA CODING
y Nomenclature:
Cohort number, which also defines recruitment date (see OTS Technical Reports)

Refers to the baseline survey

Follow-up number (e.g. F1 = Follow-up 1; F2 = Follow-up 2; F3 = Follow-up 3)

Variables in this document are shown as _X which represents the follow-up surveys for a given wave.   In the OTS
= _1 for the F1 questionnaire; or
= _2 for the F2 questionnaire; or
= _3 for the F3 questionnaire; or
= _4 for the F4 questionnaire; or
= _5 for the F5 questionnaire; or
= _6 for the F6 questionnaire

Minimal Data Set; the MDS surveys apply to F4, F5, and F6 and represent the minimal questions for tracking purpos

Refers to the response to this variable during the respondent’s previous interview
given wave.      In the OTS X can have values of 1-6:

uestions for tracking purposes
Survey Definitions
For the purposes of this questionnaire, ‘self report smoker’, ‘current smoker’, ‘undefined smoker’, ‘former smoker’, q
defined as follows:

NOTE: PLEASE REFER TO THE FOLLOW-UP DATA DICTIONARIES FOR MICRODATA QUESTION

Self Report Smoker
Based on SB1

DESCRIPTION
YES                                 Self report smoking every day, almost
every day or occasionally

NO                                  Self report non-smoker
Coverage: All respondents

Current Smoker
Based on SB1, SB2 and SB3a/SB3b

DESCRIPTION

YES                                 Self report everyday/almost every day
smokers or any other recent smokers who
last smoked during the past month.

NO                                  Non-current smokers who have not
smoked in the past month

Coverage: All respondents

Undefined Smoker
Based on SB1 and SB29, although every attempt is made to obtain self-report smoking status

DESCRIPTION
YES                                 Non-reported self-report smoking status
but has smoked in the past 6 months
NO                                Has no self-report smoking status and has
not smoked in the past 6 months

Coverage: All respondents (C2 – C6)

Former Smoker
Based on SB1, SB2 and SB3a/SB3b

DESCRIPTION
Yes                               Self report ‘not at all’ smokers who last
smoked more than one month ago
No                                Self report or current smokers
Coverage: All respondents

Quitters and Relapsers
Based on SB1, SB2, SB29, SB3 and at last interview (X-1), SB1_(X-1), SB2_(X-1), SB3_(X-1)
DESCRIPTION
INCIDENT QUITTER*                  Self-report non-smoker (100+), who at last
interview smoked 1-12 months ago OR
was a self-report smoker at last interview

PREVALENT QUITTER*                Self-report non-smoker (100+), who at last
interview smoked 1-12 months ago OR
was a self-report smoker at last interview

RELAPSER*                         Self-report non-smoker (100+), smoked in
the past 6 months and who at last interview
smoked 1-6 months ago

Coverage: All respondents (C2 – C6)
*C1 (W2) definitions were not based on answers to previous interviews; see F1C1 Questionnaire
efined smoker’, ‘former smoker’, quitters and relapsers are

OR MICRODATA QUESTION CODING.

CONDITION
SB1 = 1 or 2 or 3

SB1 >3

CONDITION

SB1=1 or 2                           OR
(SB1=3 or 4) and SB3<=2

SB1=3 or 4 and (SB3>=3)

CONDITION
SB1 = 6 or 9                            AND
SB29 = 1 or 6 or 9
SB1 = 6 or 9                      AND
SB29 = 2

CONDITION
SB1=4 and (SB3>=3)

See above

), SB3_(X-1)
CONDITION
SB1 >= 4                           AND
SB2=1 (OR SB2_(X-1)=1)              AND
(SB3_(X-1) = 1,2 OR SB1_(X-1) <= 3)

SB1 >= 4                      AND
SB2=1 (OR SB2_(X-1)=1)
AND                            [SB29=2
AND SB3_(X-1)=3      OR     SB29>=6
AND SB3>=4 AND SB3_(X-1)=3]

SB1 >= 4 AND SB2=1 (OR SB2_(X-1)=1)
AND                             [SB29=1
AND SB3_(X-1)=3      OR     SB29>=6 AND
SB3>=3 AND SB3_(X-1)=3]

ws; see F1C1 Questionnaire
SB1_X             Question                                   Response Categories
Jan 2006 (W2) -   At the present time, do you smoke          01 – Every day
cigarettes every day, almost every
day, occasionally, or not at all?
PROBE: [If respondent does not know        02 – Almost every day
or refuses: "We require this
information to determine eligibility for
this survey"]
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                   03 – Occasionally
04 – Not at all
06 – DK
09 - R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                           Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes
All respondents

Derived Variable: dvsmksr_X

Coverage Changes   Notes
SB2_X             Question                           Response Categories

Have you smoked at least 100
Jan 2006 (W2) -   cigarettes in your life?           01 – Y
Probe: That is approximately 4-5
packs of cigarettes                02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                   Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                           Notes
smoked 100+ cigarettes at
baseline (or previous interviews),
including DK and R                 Derived Variable: dv100cig_X

Coverage Changes                 Notes
SB29_X             Question                                Response Categories
Have you smoked a cigarette since
we last spoke with you in [date of last
July 2006 (W3) -   interview]? [DO NOT READ]               01 – Yes

NOTE: If respondent initially responds
DK or R, Interviewer to probe:         02 – No
For this research study, it is really
important that we know if you have
smoked since your last interview?.     06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
Jul 2006 (W3)
Coverage                        Notes
Respondents presently smoking
occasionally or not at all,
including DK, R (SB1>=3)

Coverage Changes                Notes
SB3_X               Question                                Response Categories
Ok, how long ago was it that you last
CATEGORIES 1- (4 or 6 depending
Jan 2006 (W2) -     on follow-up number)]                   01 – one week or less

If F1 then SHOW: [READ                  02 – more than one week but less
CATEGORIES 1-4]                         than one month
03 – 1 to 6 months ago
04 – 7 to 12 months ago
05 – 13 to 18 months ago OR
06 – 18 to 24 months ago
07 – more than 24 months [DO NOT

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                        Response Category Changes
October 23, 2008
(W7)                MDS change

[Read Categories 1-7]                   07 – more than 24 months

Ok, how long ago was it that you last
CATEGORIES 1- (4 to 6 depending
January 2007 (W4)   on follow-up number)]                   01 – one week or less
02 – more than one week but less
than one month
03 – 1 to 6 months ago
04 – 7 to 12 months ago
05 – 13 to 18 months ago OR
06 – 18 to 24 months ago
07 – more than 24 months [DO NOT

Ok, how long ago was it that you last
CATEGORIES 1-(4 to 6 depending on
July 2006 (W3)      follow-up number)]                    01 – one week or less
02 – more than one week but less
than one month OR
03 – 1 to 6 months ago OR
04 – 7 to 12 months ago

05 – 13 to 18 months ago OR
06 – 18 to 24 months ago
How long ago was it that you last
Jan 2006 (W2) -   CATEGORIES 1-3]                     01 – one week or less
02 – more than one week but less
than one month OR
03 – 1 to 6 months ago
04 – 7 to 12 months ago
Coverage                         Notes

Respondents who self-report
smoking occasionally or not at all
(incl DK and R)                    Response category edits in W3,4
categories 01-07 and note for
category 07 is not shown
Derived Variable: dvlastcig_X

Coverage Changes                 Notes

FOR MDS: response category 07
is read to respondents in F4-F6

F2 and F3 surveys; visible to
interviewers in W6 but not read to
respondents

Respondents who self-report        to respondent, depending on F.UP
smoking occasionally or not at all number; expanded question
(incl DK and R)                    coverage to include SB1=DK,R

Response categories 05 and 06
added for surveys beyond F1; at
W6, these categories are visible
for interviewers in F1 but they are
Respondents who self-report
smoking occasionally or not at all
(SB1=3,4)
SB7_X             Question                              Response Categories
Some people smoke more or less        01 - ___ Enter number (SB7num_X)
depending on the day of the week. So, [RANGE: 0-100]
thinking back over the past month, on
the WEEKEND DAYS that you did
smoke, about how many cigarettes did
you usually smoke?

Jan 2006 (W2) -
PROBE: [For instance, on your          06 - DK
average Saturday, how many
cigarettes do you usually smoke?]
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               09 – R
consider the respondents “weekend
days” regardless of the day of the
week]

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
consider the respondents “work days”
to be “weekdays” regardless of the
March 2008 (W6)   day of the week]
July 2007 (W5)    Reordered question to come BEFORE
SB4, SB5, SB6
July 2006 (W3)

Jan 2006 (W2)     Some people smoke more or less        01 - ___ Enter number (SB7num_X)
depending on the day of the week. So, [RANGE: 0-100]
thinking back over the past month, on
the WEEKEND DAYS that you did
smoke, about how many cigarettes did
you usually smoke?

PROBE: [For instance, on your          06 - DK
average Saturday, how many
cigarettes do you usually smoke?]
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               09 – R
Coverage                     Notes
Current smokers or undefined Question revised in W3,5 and 6;
smokers who have smoked 100+ see addition of question
coverage, interviewer note and
question order below

Continuous Variable:
SB7num_X

Coverage Changes               Notes

Question reordered

Current smokers or undefined Slight extension to question
smokers who have smoked 100+ coverage (underlined text)

SB8_X               Question                               Response Categories
On the WEEKDAYS that you did
smoke, about how many cigarettes did   01 - ___ Enter number (SB8num_X)
Jan 2006 (W2) -     you usually smoke?                     [RANGE: 0-100]
REMIND RESPONDENT IN LAST 30
DAYS]                                  06 - DK

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]             09 - R
[PROBE: For instance, on your
average Monday, how many
cigarettes do you usually smoke?]
consider the respondents “work days”
to be “weekdays” regardless of the
day of the week]

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
consider the respondents “work days”
to be “weekdays” regardless of the
March 2008 (W6)     day of the week]
July 2006 (W3)

On the WEEKDAYS that you did
smoke, about how many cigarettes did   01 - ___ Enter number (SB8num_X)
January 2006 (W2)   you usually smoke?                     [RANGE: 0-100]
REMIND RESPONDENT IN LAST 30
DAYS]                                  06 - DK
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               09 - R
[PROBE: For instance, on your
average Monday, how many
cigarettes do you usually smoke?]
consider the respondents “work days”
to be “weekdays” regardless of the
day of the week]
Coverage                     Notes
Current smokers or undefined Question revised in W6; see
smokers who have smoked 100+ addition of interviewer note (W6)
below
SB7 and SB8 were re-ordered in
W5 to come before SB4, SB5
and SB6
Continuous Variable:
SB8num_X

Coverage Changes               Notes

Current smokers or undefined Slight extension to question
smokers who have smoked 100+ coverage (underlined text)

Current smokers

SB4_X               Question                            Response Categories
January 2007 (W4) - On how many of the past 30 days did 01 - _____ ENTER NUMBER
you smoke cigarettes?               (SB4num_X RANGE: 0-30)

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                06 – DK

INTERVIEWER NOTE: [If participant       09 – R
responds “everyday” to this question,
enter 30]

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5)      Reordered question to come AFTER
SB7, SB8
INTERVIEWER NOTE: [If participant
responds “everyday” to this question,
enter 30]
January 2007 (W4)   On how many of the past 30 days did
you smoke cigarettes?

July 2006 (W3)

Jan 2006 (W2)       On how many of the past 30 days did 01 - _____ ENTER NUMBER
you smoke at least one cigarette?   (SB4num_X RANGE: 0-30)

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                     Notes
Current smokers or undefined Question revised in waves 4 and
smokers who have smoked 100+ 5; see change to question
wording (W4) and question order
(W5) below
Continuous Variable:
dvdayssmk_X

Coverage Changes               Notes
Question reordered

Original question operational
from W1 through W3; new
question effective W4 through
W6
Current smokers or undefined Slight extension to question
smokers who have smoked 100+ coverage (underlined text)

SB5_X             Question                                Response Categories
In the past month, on how many          01 – ENTER NUMBER
WEEKEND days did you smoke at           [SB5num_X RANGE: 1-10]
Jan 2006 (W2) -   least one cigarette?
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                06 – DK

PROBE: [Some people ONLY smoke 09 – R
on occasion or on certain days of the
week. In the past 30 days, how many
weekend days did you smoke at least
one cigarette?]

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5)    PROBE: [Some people ONLY smoke
on occasion or on certain days of the
week. In the past 30 days, how many
weekend days did you smoke at least
one cigarette?]
Reordered question to come AFTER
SB7, SB8
In the past month, on how many          01 – ENTER NUMBER
WEEKEND days did you smoke at           [SB5num_X RANGE: 1-10]
Jan 2006 (W2) -   least one cigarette?
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                06 – DK
Coverage                        Notes
Respondents smoking less than   Question revised in W3 and 5;
30 days in the past month       see below
[SB4num<30]
SB4, SB5 and SB6 were re-
ordered in W5 to come after SB7
and SB8
Edits to SB4 coverage in W3;
see SB4

Continuous Variable:
SB5num_X

Coverage Changes                Notes

Question reordered

Respondents smoking less than   Question added
30 days in the past month
[SB4num<30]
SB6_X             Question                           Response Categories
In the past month, on how many     01 - _____ Enter Number
WEEKDAYS did you smoke at least    [SB6num_X RANGE:0-25]
Jan 2006 (W2) -   one cigarette?
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]           06 – DK

PROBE: [Some people ONLY smoke 09 – R
on occasion or on certain days of the
week. In the past 30 days, how many
weekdays days did you smoke at least
one cigarette?]

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5)    PROBE: [Some people ONLY smoke
on occasion or on certain days of the
week. In the past 30 days, how many
weekdays days did you smoke at least
one cigarette?]

Reordered question to come AFTER
SB7, SB8
In the past month, on how many     01 - _____ Enter Number
WEEKDAYS did you smoke at least    [SB6num_X RANGE:0-25]
Jan 2006 (W2) -   one cigarette?
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]           06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                        Notes
Respondents smoking less than   Question revised in W3 and 5;
30 days in the past month       see below
[SB4num<30]
SB4, SB5 and SB6 were re-
ordered in W5 to come after SB7
and SB8
Edits to SB4 coverage in W3;
see SB4

Continuous Variable:
SB6num_X

Coverage Changes                Notes

Question reordered

Respondents smoking less than   Question added
30 days in the past month
[SB4num<30]
SB13_X            Question                             Response Categories

Compared to 6 months ago, that is
since [ANCHOR], would you say that
Jan 2006 (W2) -   you are now smoking…                 01 – the same as you were smoking

[READ CATEGORIES 1-3]                02 – more than you were smoking OR
NOTE: IF SB1_X=4 AND SB3_X<=2
(R who smoke “not at all” and last
smoked <1month ago) THEN
response category 04 is read         03 – less than you were smoking
“04 – Or did you quit smoking
completely?”
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                     Response Category Changes

July 2008 (W7)
NOTE: IF SB1_3=4 AND SB3_3<=2
(R who smoke “not at all” and last
Jan 2008 (W6)     response category 04
July 2006 (W3)

Compared to 6 months ago, that is
since [ANCHOR], would you say that
Jan 2006 (W2)     you are now smoking…                 01 – the same as you were smoking

[READ CATEGORIES 1-3]                02 – more than you were smoking OR
NOTE: IF SB1_X=4 AND SB3_X=2
THEN response category 04 is read    03 – less than you were smoking
“04 – Or did you quit smoking
completely?”
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                           Notes
Current, self-report, or undefined
smokers (100+ for those who
have not smoked in the past        Question slightly revised in W3
month)                             and 6; see below

Coverage Changes                   Notes
Added code such that “OR” in
option 2 is not visible if SB1=4
and SB3<=2]] (i.e. when

response category 04 if
SB3_X=01
Current, self-report, or undefined Slight extension to question
smokers (100+ for those who        coverage (underlined text)
have not smoked in the past
month)
Current or self-report smokers
(100+ for those who have not
smoked in the past month)          Question added
SB14_X            Question                               Response Categories

At any time during the past 6 months,
behaviour with the intention of quitting
Jan 2006 (W2) -   or reducing the amount you smoke? 01 – Yes
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                 02 – No
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes

At any time during the past 6 months,
behaviour with the intention of quitting
Jan 2006 (W2)     or reducing the amount you smoke? 01 – Yes
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                 02 – No
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                       Notes
Edits to SB13 coverage in W3;
see SB13
Respondents smoking the same
or more than 6 months ago
(+DKs and Rs) (SB13=1,2,6,9)

Coverage Changes               Notes

Respondents smoking the same
or more than 6 months ago
(+DKs and Rs) (SB13=1,2,6,9)   Question added
SB15_X            Question                            Response Categories

IF SB14_X=1 SHOW: In the past 6
Jan 2006 (W2) -   months…                             01 – Yes

ELSE SHOW: How did you change
were trying to reduce the amount you
smoke in the past 6 months? …        02 – No
SHOW FOR ALL: Did you try to quit
smoking completely?                  06 – DK
[If necessary, remind respondent
“during the past 6 months”]          09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                            Notes

Respondents (100+) smoking
less than 6 months ago as well as
those who attempted to
quit/reduce (SB13=3 SB14=1,6,9)

Coverage Changes                    Notes
SB16_X            Question                              Response Categories

In the past 6 months, did you try to go
Jan 2006 (W2) -   whole days without smoking?             01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes
Respondents who changed their
smoking behaviour during the
past 6 months but did NOT
attempt to quit completely
(SB15>=2 OR QB11a>=6)

Coverage Changes                Notes
SB17_X            Question                           Response Categories

Approximately how many days a week 01 - _____ Enter Number
Jan 2006 (W2) -   did you try to not smoke?          (SB17N_X Range: 1-7)
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]           02 – Zero
ZERO, INTERVIEWER TO REPEAT
QUESTION STRESSING “How many
days did you TRY to not smoke?”
before coding response “02”     06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                   Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes

Respondents who went whole
days without smoking and did not Continuous Variable:
try to quit completely (SB16=1)  SB17num_X

Coverage Changes                Notes
SB18_X            Question                          Response Categories

IF SB16_1=01 SHOW: “On the days
Jan 2006 (W2) -   that you did smoke….”             01 – Y
Did you reduce the number of
cigarettes you usually smoke?     02 – N
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]          06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                  Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes
Respondents who changed their
smoking behaviour during the
past 6 months but did NOT
attempt to quit completely
(SB15>=2 OR QB11a>=6)

Coverage Changes                Notes
SB19_X            Question                            Response Categories

Approximately how many cigarettes   01 - _____ Enter Number
Jan 2006 (W2) -   per day did you cut back?           (SB19N_X Range: 1-100)
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]            06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                           Notes
Respondents who reduced the
number of cigarettes they smoke
and did not try to quit completely Continuous Variable:
(SB18=1)                           SB19num_X

Coverage Changes                 Notes
SB20_X            Question                             Response Categories

Did you try not to smoke the whole
Jan 2006 (W2) -   cigarette?                           01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]             02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes
Respondents who changed their
smoking behaviour during the
past 6 months but did NOT
attempt to quit completely
(SB15>=2 OR QB11a>=6)

Coverage Changes                Notes
SB21a_X           Question                          Response Categories

In the past 6 months, what was the
longest amount of time you were able 01 – ENTER NUMBER OF HOURS
Jan 2006 (W2) -   to reduce your smoking?              ___ [SB21aH_X RANGE: 0 – 24]

02 – ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
03 – ENTER NUMBER OF WEEKS
__ [SB21aW_X RANGE: 0 – 24]
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                  Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes
Respondents who changed their
smoking behaviour during the    Continuous Variable:
past 6 months but did NOT       SB21num_X = continuous
attempt to quit completely      variable for both sb21a and
(SB15>=2 OR QB11a>=6)           sb21b

MDS COVERAGE: Respondents
who changed their smoking
behaviour during the past 6
months but did NOT attempt to Public use files treats SB21a and
quit completely (SB15>=2)     SB21b as one variable, SB21

Coverage Changes                Notes
SB21b_X           Question                             Response Categories

In the past 6 months, what was the
longest time that you stayed smoke   01 – ENTER NUMBER OF HOURS
Jan 2006 (W2) -   free?                                ___ [SB21bH_X RANGE: 0 – 24]

02 – ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]             ___ [SB21bD_X RANGE: 0 – 168]
03 – ENTER NUMBER OF WEEKS
__ [SB21bW_X RANGE: 0 – 24]
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                          Notes
Respondents who attempted to      Continuous Variable:
quit and provided the number of   SB21num_X = continuous
attempts made in the past 6       variable for both sb21a and
months (QB11a=1)                  sb21b

MDS COVERAGE: Respondents
who attempted to quit completely
(SB15=1), excluding ‘current
smokers’ who are not smoking at
the present time (SB1=4 and      Public use files treats SB21a and
SB3=1,2)                         SB21b as one variable, SB21

Coverage Changes                  Notes
SB22_X            Question                                Response Categories

What was the MAIN reason you cut        01 – Reduce disease risk / improve
Jan 2006 (W2) -   back the amount you were smoking?       health

Enter Response                          02 – Illness / Disability

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              03 – As quitting strategy/trying to quit
[Check all that apply]                04 – Too expensive / cost
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons,
check both reasons.                   05 – Smoking restrictions
06 – Reduce others’ exposure to
second-hand smoke
07 – Pregnancy/breastfeeding
08 – Reduced need/craving
09 – Family pressure
10 – New Years Resolution
11 – Other Specify
66 – DK
99 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

Oct 2008 (W7)     [Check all that apply]
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons,
check both reasons.
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes

Respondents smoking less than
6 months ago as well as those
who attempted to quit/reduce    Allowed for multiple responses in
(SB13=3 SB14=1,6,9)             W7
See data dictionary for coding of
'mark all that apply' SB22_a_X --
SB22_k_X

Coverage Changes                Notes
Allow for multiple responses to
remind interviewer to probe for
MAIN reason and only enter
with several reasons

SB22a_X           Question                                Response Categories

What was the MAIN reason you made
a New Year’s resolution to cut back 01 – Reduce disease risk / improve
Jan 2006 (W2) -   the amount you were smoking?        health

Enter Response                          02 – Illness / Disability

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              03 – As quitting strategy/trying to quit
[Check all that apply]                04 – Too expensive / cost
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons,
check both reasons.                   05 – Smoking restrictions
06 – Reduce others’ exposure to
second-hand smoke
07 – Pregnancy/breastfeeding
08 – Reduced need/craving
11 Other pressure
09 – FamilySpecify
________________
66 – DK
99 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

Oct 2008 (W7)     [Check all that apply]
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons,
check both reasons.
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                         Notes

Respondents who reduced, or
attempted to reduce, smoking
during the last 6 months as a   Allowed for multiple responses in
New Year’s resolution (SB22=10) W7
See data dictionary for coding of
'mark all that apply' SB22aa_X --
SB22ak_X

Coverage Changes                 Notes
Allow for multiple responses to
remind interviewer to probe for
MAIN reason and only enter
with several reasons

SB23a_X             Question                                Response Categories

What was the MAIN reason you
Jan 2006 (W2) -     increased your smoking again?           01 – To control body weight

IF QB18=2 THEN SHOW:
What was the MAIN reason you
smoked that day?             02 – Stress; need to relax or calm
ELSE SHOW ORIGINAL QUESTION down

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                03 – Boredom

[Check all that apply]                04 – Addiction / habit
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons,
check both reasons.                   05 – Lack of support/information
06 – Going out more (bars, parties)
07 – Increased availability
08 – No reason/felt like it
09 – Family or friends smoke
11 – Other (specify)
66 – DK
99 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

Oct 2008 (W7)       [Check all that apply]
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons,
check both reasons.

IF SURVEY>F1 DO
IF QB18=2 THEN SHOW:
What was the MAIN reason you
Oct 20, 2006 (W3)   smoked that day?
IF SURVEY=F1 DO
IF QB18=2 THEN SHOW:
What was the MAIN reason you
July 2006 (W3)   smoked that day?

ELSE SHOW ORIGINAL QUESTION

What was the MAIN reason you
Jan 2006 (W2)    increased your smoking again?   01 – To control body weight
02 – Stress; need to relax or calm
03 – Boredom
05 – Lack of support/information
06 – Going out more (bars, parties)
07 – Increased availability
08 – No reason/felt like it
09 – Family or friends smoke
11 – Other (specify)
66 – DK
99 – R
Coverage                      Notes
F1: Respondents smoking the
same as 6 months ago but made
an attempt to quit/reduce
(SB13=1 & SB14=1) as well as
relapsers*                    Question edited in W3; see below

F2, F3 and MDS COVERAGE:
Respondents smoking the same
as 6 months ago but made an
attempt to quit/reduce (SB13=1 &
SB14=1) as well as relapsers     Allowed for multiple responses in W7

*NOTE: due to CATI coding error in F1 survey,
Relapser in W3 and the early months of W4 was
defined as respondents (100+) who at their last
interview smoked ‘not at all’ and 1-6months ago and at
present, smoked since their last interview (SB29=1 or
SB3=3); this is a slightly different definition than
reported in the definitions table for these months.
See data dictionary for coding of 'mark all that apply'
SB23_a_X -- SB23_K_X

Data dictionary treats SB23a and SB23b as one
variable, SB23

Coverage Changes                 Notes
Allow for multiple responses to this question; added
probe to remind interviewer to probe for MAIN reason
and only enter multiple answers if they persist with
several reasons

F2,F3: Respondents smoking the
same as 6 months ago but made
an attempt to quit/reduce
(SB13=1 & SB14=1) as well as IN F2,3 SURVEYS: Added IF statement to question
relapsers                      wording and italicized group added to coverage
F1: Respondents smoking the
same as 6 months ago but made
an attempt to quit/reduce
(SB13=1 & SB14=1) as well as IN F1 SURVEY: Added IF statement to question
relapsers*                    wording and italicized group added to coverage

*NOTE: due to CATI coding error in F1 survey,
Relapser in W3 and the early months of W4 was
defined as respondents (100+) who at their last
interview smoked ‘not at all’ and 1-6months ago and at
present, smoked since their last interview (SB29=1 or
SB3=3); this is a slightly different definition than
reported in the definitions table for these months.

Respondents smoking the same
as 6 months ago but made an
attempt to quit/reduce (SB13=1 &
SB23b_X           Question                                Response Categories
What was the MAIN reason you
increased the amount you were
Jan 2006 (W2) -   smoking?                                01 – To control body weight

02 – Stress; need to relax or calm

[Check all that apply]                03 – Boredom
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons,
check both reasons.                   04 – Addiction / habit
06 – Going out more (bars, parties)
07 – Increased availability
08 – No reason/felt like it
09 – Family or friends smoke
10 – Enjoy it more
11 – Other (specify)
66 – DK
99 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

Oct 2008 (W7)     [Check all that apply]
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons,
check both reasons.
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes

Respondents smoking more than Allowed for multiple responses in
6 months ago (SB13=2)         W7
See data dictionary for coding of
'mark all that apply' SB23_a_X --
SB23_K_X

Data dictionary treats SB23a and
SB23b as one variable, SB23

Coverage Changes                Notes
Allow for multiple responses to
remind interviewer to probe for
MAIN reason and only enter
with several reasons

SB24_X            Question                                Response Categories

IF RELAPSER THEN SHOW:
What was the MAIN reason you quit       01 – Reduce disease risk / improve
Jan 2006 (W2) -   smoking again?                          health

ELSE SHOW ORIGINAL QUESTION 02 – Illness / Disability

What was the MAIN reason you quit
smoking?                                04 – Too expensive / cost

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                05 – Smoking restrictions
06 – Reduce others’ exposure to
[Check all that apply]                  second-hand smoke
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons,
check both reasons.                   07 – Pregnancy/breastfeeding
08 – Reduced need/craving
09 – Family pressure
10 – New Year’s Resolution
11 – Other Specify
66 – DK
99 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

Oct 2008 (W7)     [Check all that apply]
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons,
check both reasons.

Jan 2008 (W6)
IF SURVEY>F1 DO
IF Relapser THEN SHOW:
What was the MAIN reason you quit
Oct 20, 2006 (W3)   smoking again?

IF SURVEY=F1 DO
IF Relapser THEN SHOW:
What was the MAIN reason you quit
Jul 2006 (W3)       smoking again?

ELSE SHOW ORIGINAL QUESTION
What was the MAIN reason you quit
smoking?

What was the MAIN reason you quit   01 – Reduce disease risk / improve
Jan 2006 (W2)       smoking?                            health

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]            02 – Illness / Disability
04 – Too expensive / cost
05 – Smoking restrictions
06 – Reduce others’ exposure to
second-hand smoke
07 – Pregnancy/breastfeeding
08 – Reduced need/craving
09 – Family pressure
10 – New Year’s Resolution
11 – Other Specify
_________________
66 – DK
99 – R
Coverage                              Notes

F1: Incident and prevalent
quitters, or current smokers who
are no longer smoking (SB1 = 4
AND SB3 = 1,2) as well as
respondents who relapsed*           Question revised in W3 and 6; see below
F2,F3 and MDS COVERAGE:
Incident and prevalent quitters, or
current smokers who are no
longer smoking (SB1 = 4 AND
SB3 = 1,2) as well as
respondents who relapsed            Allowed for multiple responses in W7
*NOTE: due to CATI coding error in F1 survey,
Relapser in the early months of W3 was defined as
respondents (100+) who at their last interview smoked
‘not at all’ and 1-6months ago and at present, smoked
since their last interview (SB29=1 or SB3=3); this is a
slightly different definition than reported in the
definitions table for these months.
See data dictionary for coding of 'mark all that apply'
SB24_a_X -- SB24_k_X

Coverage Changes                      Notes
Allow for multiple responses to this question; added
probe to remind interviewer to probe for MAIN reason
and only enter multiple answers if they persist with
several reasons

Incident and prevalent quitters, or
current smokers who are no            Decision was added to skip all current smokers who
longer smoking (SB1 = 4 AND           report smoking 'not at all' regardless of whether or not
SB3 = 1,2) as well as                 they report having quit completely (underlined
respondents who relapsed*             coverage)
F2,F3: Incident and prevalent
quitters, or current smokers who
report being in a quit attempt
(SB13 = 4) as well as              IN F2,3 SURVEYS: Added IF statement to question
respondents who relapsed           wording and italicized group added to coverage

F1: Incident and prevalent
quitters, or current smokers who
report being in a quit attempt
(SB13 = 4) as well as              IN F1 SURVEY: Added IF statement to question
respondents who relapsed*          wording and italicized group added to coverage
*NOTE: due to CATI coding error, Relapser for the
first part of W3 was defined as respondents (100+)
who at their last interview smoked ‘not at all’ and 1-
6months ago and at present, smoked since their last
interview (SB29=1 or SB3=3); error was present from
July 2006 (W3) – Oct 20, 2006 (W3) in F1 SURVEYS
ONLY

Former smokers (100+) or
current smokers who report being
in a quit attempt (SB13_1 = 4)   Question added
NOTE: In W2, coverage based on self-report
information at the time of follow-up; subsequent
surveys used data from previous interviews (see
subsequent F1 Questionnaires for definitions of
incident and prevalent quitters)
SB24a_X           Question                                Response Categories

What was the MAIN reason you made
the New Year’s resolution to quit 01 – Reduce disease risk / improve
Jan 2006 (W2) -   smoking?                          health

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                02 – Illness / Disability

[Check all that apply]                04 – Too expensive / cost
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons,
check both reasons.                   05 – Smoking restrictions
06 – Reduce others’ exposure to
second-hand smoke
07 – Pregnancy/breastfeeding
08 – Reduced need/craving
09 – Family pressure
11 – Other Specify
66 – DK
99 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

Oct 2008 (W7)     [Check all that apply]
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons,
check both reasons.
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                       Notes
Respondents who quit because
of a New Year’s resolution
(SB24=10); see coverage for    Allowed for multiple responses in
SB24                           W7
Coverage changes to SB24 in
W3,6
See data dictionary for coding of
'mark all that apply' SB24aa_X --
SB24ak_X

Coverage Changes               Notes
Allow for multiple responses to
remind interviewer to probe for
MAIN reason and only enter
with several reasons

SB25_X              Question                                Response Categories

You indicate that you are no longer
smoking, but do you ever have a
cigarette or puff on a cigarette once
Jan 2006 (W2)       and a while?                            01 – Y

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

Jan 2008 (W6)

Oct 20, 2006 (W3)

Jul 2006 (W3)

You indicate that you are no longer
smoking, but do you ever have a
cigarette or puff on a cigarette once
Jan 2006 (W2)       and a while?                            01 – Y

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                            Notes
Incident and prevalent quitters, or
current smokers who are no
longer smoking (SB1 = 4 AND
SB3 = 1,2) as well as
respondents who relapsed*           Question edited in W3 and 6; see below
*NOTE: due to CATI coding error in F1 survey,
F2,F3 AND MDS COVERAGE:             Relapser in the early months of W3 was defined as
Incident and prevalent quitters, or respondents (100+) who at their last interview smoked
current smokers who report being ‘not at all’ and 1-6months ago and at present, smoked
in a quit attempt (SB13 = 4) as     since their last interview (SB29=1 or SB3=3); this is a
well as respondents who             slightly different definition than reported in the
relapsed                            definitions table for these months.

Coverage Changes                      Notes
Incident and prevalent quitters, or
current smokers who are no            Decision was added to skip all current smokers who
longer smoking (SB1 = 4 AND           report smoking 'not at all' regardless of whether or not
SB3 = 1,2) as well as                 they report having quit completely (underlined
respondents who relapsed*             coverage)

F2,F3: Incident and prevalent
quitters, or current smokers who
report being in a quit attempt
(SB13 = 4) as well as                 IN F2,3 SURVEYS: Added italicized group added to
respondents who relapsed              coverage
F1: Incident and prevalent
quitters, or current smokers who
report being in a quit attempt
(SB13 = 4) as well as
respondents who relapsed*             IN F1 SURVEY: Added italicized group to coverage

*NOTE: due to CATI coding error, Relapser for the first
part of W3 was defined as respondents (100+) who at
their last interview smoked ‘not at all’ and 1-6months
ago and at present, smoked since their last interview
(SB29=1 or SB3=3); error was present from July 2006
(W3) – Oct 20, 2006 (W3) in F1 SURVEYS ONLY

Former smokers (100+) or
current smokers who report being
in a quit attempt (SB13 = 4)     Question added
NOTE: In W2, coverage based on self-report
information at the time of follow-up; subsequent
surveys used data from previous interviews (see
subsequent F1 Questionnaires for definitions of
incident and prevalent quitters)
SB26_X              Question                              Response Categories

About how often, on average, do you
have a cigarette or puff on a
Jan 2006 (W2) -     cigarette? Would you say….            01 – Once a week or more
02 – Less than weekly but at least
[READ CATEGORIES 1-3]                 once a month OR
03 – Less than once a month
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
02 – Less than weekly but at least
Jul 2007 (W5)                                             once a month OR
03 – Less than once a month

Oct 20, 2006 (W3)

About how often, on average, do you
have a cigarette or puff on a
Jan 2006 (W2)       cigarette? Would you say….            01 – Once a week or more
02 – Less often than weekly but at
[READ CATEGORIES 1-3]                 least monthly OR
03 – Less than monthly
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                            Notes

Respondents indicating they have
quit but report they occasionally
have a cigarette (SB25=1 – see
coverage for SB25); and self-
defined occasional smokers        Slight modifications to response
(100+) who report smoking their categories and coverage; see
last cigarette >12 months ago     below

Coverage Changes                    Notes
slight wording change to
response categories 02 and 03

Respondents indicating they have
quit but report they occasionally   Added underlined text to
have a cigarette (SB25=1 – see      question coverage (for F2 and F3
coverage for SB25); and self-       only; included in F1 at W6 but
defined occasional smokers          technically, there should not be
(100+) who report smoking their     any eligible respondents for this
last cigarette >12 months ago       in F1)

Respondents indicating they have
quit but report they occasionally
have a cigarette (SB25=1); see
SB27_X              Question                                  Response Categories

On the occasions that you do have a
cigarette or puff on a cigarette, about   01 - ______ Enter # puffs
Jan 2006 (W2) -     how many do you typically smoke?          [SB27Np_X range: 1-100]

IF RESPONDENT DOES NOT
INDICATE IF THEY OCCASIONALLY
HAVE PUFFS OR FULL
CIGARETTES, INTERVIEWER TO
PROBE: “Would that be puffs or 02 - ______ Enter # cigarettes
would that be cigarettes?”     [SB27Nc_X range: 1-100]

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                  06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                          Response Category Changes

Oct 20, 2006 (W3)

Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                            Notes

Respondents indicating they have
quit but report they occasionally
have a cigarette (SB25=1 – see
coverage for SB25); and self-
defined occasional smokers
(100+) who report smoking their
last cigarette >12 months ago     Coverage changes in W3,6

Continuous Variable:
SB27np_X = continuous variable
for responses in number of puffs
Continuous Variable:
SB27nc_X = continuous variable
for responses in number of
cigarettes

Coverage Changes                    Notes

Respondents indicating they have
quit but report they occasionally   Added underlined text to
have a cigarette (SB25=1 – see      question coverage (for F2 and F3
coverage for SB25); and self-       only; included in F1 at W6 but
defined occasional smokers          technically, there should not be
(100+) who report smoking their     any eligible respondents for this
last cigarette >12 months ago       in F1)

Respondents indicating they have
quit but report they occasionally
have a cigarette (SB25=1 – see
SB28_X             Question                             Response Categories
January 2006 -     Besides cigarettes, in the past 6    01 - Yes
December 2007 (W2- months, have you used any other
W5)                tobacco products such as chewing
tobacco, snuff, cigars, pipes or
snus?
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]             02 - No
NOTE: "snus" is pronounced           06 - Don't Know
"snoose" - rhymes with
moose/goose
PROBE: [Other tobacco products       09 - Refused
include cigarillos, pinch, bidis,
kreteks, shisha]
PROBE2: [Snus is moist tobacco
placed in mouth. It is not smoked
or burned and does not require
spitting

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
January 2008 (W6)   Besides cigarettes, in the past 6   01 - Yes
months, have you used any other
tobacco products such as chewing
tobacco, snuff, cigars, pipes or
snus?
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]            02 - No
NOTE: "snus" is pronounced          06 - Don't Know
"snoose" - rhymes with
moose/goose
PROBE: [Other tobacco products      09 - Refused
include cigarillos, pinch, bidis,
kreteks, shisha]
PROBE2: [Snus is moist tobacco
placed in mouth. It is not smoked
or burned and does not require
spitting

July 2007 (W5)      Besides cigarettes, in the past 6
months, have you used any other
tobacco products such as chewing
tobacco, snuff, cigars, pipes or
snus?
NOTE: "snus" is pronounced
"snoose" - rhymes with
moose/goose
PROBE2: [Snus is moist tobacco
placed in mouth. It is not smoked
or burned and does not require
spitting
January 2006 (W2)   Besides cigarettes, in the past 6 01 - Yes
months, have you used any other
tobacco products such as chewing
tobacco, snuff, cigars, or pipes?

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]            02 - No
PROBE: Other tobacco products       06 - Don't Know
include cigarillos, pinch, bidis,
kreteks, shisha
09 - Refused
Coverage           Notes
All respondents    Question added in W2, reworded in
W5 and deleted/revised to SB36
and SB37 in W6

Coverage Changes   Notes
All respondents    Question deleted; revised to SB36
and SB37

Question revised to include 'snus';
question note and the second
SB36_X              Question                             Response Categories
January (W6) -      Besides cigarettes, in the past 6    01 - Yes
months, have you used any other
tobacco products that you smoke
such as cigars or pipes?

PROBE: [Other tobacco products that 02 - No
are smoked include cigarillos, bidis,
kreteks, shisha, and hooka]
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              06 - Don't Know
09 - Refused

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
January 2008 (W6)
Coverage           Notes
All repondents     Question added at W6; revised
from SB28 (when SB37
included)

Coverage Changes   Notes
from SB28 (when SB37 included)
SB37_X              Question                            Response Categories
January (W6) -      Besides cigarettes, in the past 6   01 - Yes
months, have you used any other
tobacco products that are NOT
smoked such as snuff, chewing
tobacco, or snus?
NOTE: “snus” is pronounced “snoose” 02 - No
– rhymes with moose/goose

PROBE: Other tobacco products        06 - Don't Know
include pinch
PROBE2: Snus is moist tobacco in a 09 - Refused
pouch placed in the mouth. It is not
smoked or burned.

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
January 2008 (W6)
Coverage           Notes
All repondents     Question added at W6; revised
from SB28 (when SB36 included)

Coverage Changes   Notes
from SB28 (when SB36 included)
SB38_X              Question                          Response Categories
January (W6) -      What is the MAIN reason you use   01 – to hide/mask your smoking
other tobacco products?

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]          02 – a source of nicotine/tobacco
when you are not allowed to smoke
(i.e. airplane)
03 – because they cost less than
cigarettes
04 – to reduce the risks of smoking
05 – as a step towards quitting
smoking completely OR
06 – because you are curious about
the product
07 – Other: SPECIFY
08 - use at social occasions
09 - just enjoy it
66 – DK
99 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                  Response Category Changes
April 2008 (W6)                                       07 – Other: SPECIFY

08 - use at social occasions
09 - just enjoy it
66 – DK
99 – R

January 2008 (W6)   What is the MAIN reason you use   01 – to hide/mask your smoking
other tobacco products?

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]          02 – a source of nicotine/tobacco
when you are not allowed to smoke
(i.e. airplane)
03 – because they cost less than
cigarettes
04 – to reduce the risks of smoking
05 – as a step towards quitting
smoking completely OR
06 – because you are curious about
the product
07 – Other: SPECIFY
66 – DK
99 – R
Coverage                        Notes
Respondents who have used       Question added and revised in
other tobacco products in the   W6; see addition of response
past 6 months                   categories in April 2008 below

Coverage Changes                Notes
Question response categories
recoded

Respondents who have used       Question added
other tobacco products in the
past 6 months
SB33_X             Question                                 Response Categories
July 2007 (W5) -   Tobacco companies are developing         01 - Yes
new types of cigarettes or cigarette-
like products that are supposed to be
less harmful than ordinary cigarettes.
Have you heard of such products?

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                 02 - No
06 - Don't Know

09 - Refused

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                         Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5) -
Coverage               Notes
All repondents in F2   Question added to F2 survey
ONLY

Coverage Changes       Notes
ONLY
SB34_X             Question                                Response Categories
July 2007 (W5) -   How likely do you think you would be    01 - Very likely
to use these cigarette-like products?

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                02 - Somewhat likely
03 - Not very likely
06 - Don't Know
09 - Refused

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                        Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5) -
Coverage               Notes
All repondents in F2   Question added to F2 survey
ONLY

Coverage Changes       Notes
ONLY
SB35_X             Question                             Response Categories
July 2007 (W5) -   New smokeless tobacco products       01 - Very likely
called SNUS are being introduced in
the United States and probably soon
in Canada. These products are small
pouches of tobacco that are placed
between the gum and teeth; they are
sucked and do not require spitting.
How likely do you think you would be
to use these products?

NOTE: “snus” is pronounced “snoose” 02 - Somewhat likely
– rhymes with moose/goose

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]            03 - Not very likely
06 - Don't Know
09 - Refused

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5) -
Coverage               Notes
All repondents in F2   Question added to F2 survey
ONLY

Coverage Changes       Notes
ONLY
would you say that you are NOT AT
Jan 2006 (W2) -   cigarettes?                         01 – Not at all addicted

06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                    Response Category Changes

Jul 2006 (W3)
would you say that you are NOT AT
Jan 2006 (W2)     cigarettes?                         01 – Not at all addicted
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                          Notes

Self-report smokers or current    BLC1 variable is AD1; variable
smokers who smoked within the     renamed to AD1a at W2 for
Question coverage modified in
W3
and AD1b as a single variable,

Coverage Changes                  Notes

Self-report smokers or current    Restricted coverage to those who
smokers who smoked within the     have smoked 100+ lifetime
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime   cigarettes (italicized text)
Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the
past week

At the present time would you say that
you are NOT AT ALL ADDICTED to
to cigarettes or VERY ADDICTED to
January 2006 (W2) - cigarettes?                            01 - Not at all addicted

06 - Don't Know
09 - Refused

EDITS
Date (Wave)          Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                       Notes

Former smokers or current
smokers who last smoked more
than 1 week ago, 100+ cig in   Question coverage modified in
and AD1b as a single variable,

Coverage Changes               Notes

How soon after you wake up do you     01 – ENTER # OF MINUTES __
Jan 2006 (W2) -   usually smoke your first cigarette?   [AD2min_X Range: 0-240]
PROBE: What I mean is how long in     02 – ENTER NUMBER OF HOURS __
hours or minutes                      [AD2hr_X Range: 0-15]
[DO NOT READ]                         06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                            Notes
Self-report daily or almost daily   Continuous Variable:
smokers (incl DK/R), 100+ cig in    dvad2_X = continuous variable in

Coverage Changes                    Notes

Do you find it difficult to refrain from
smoking in places where it is NOT          01 – Yes it is difficult to refrain from
Jan 2006 (W2) -   ALLOWED?                                   smoking OR
[IF NECESSARY, READ RESPONSE               02 – No, it is not difficult to refrain
CATEGORIES]                                from smoking
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                           Response Category Changes

Jul 2006 (W3)
Do you find it difficult to refrain from
smoking in places where it is NOT          01 – Yes it is difficult to refrain from
Jan 2006 (W2)     ALLOWED?                                   smoking OR
[IF NECESSARY, READ RESPONSE               02 – No, it is not difficult to refrain
CATEGORIES]                                from smoking
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                          Notes

Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the     Question coverage modified in
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime   W3

Coverage Changes                  Notes

Self-report smokers or current    Restricted coverage to those who
smokers who smoked within the     have smoked 100+ lifetime
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime   cigarettes (italicized text)
Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the
past week
QB1_X             Question                               Response Categories

How easy or hard would it be for you
to completely quit smoking if you
Jan 2006 (W2) -   wanted to? Would it be:                01 – Very easy
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]                02 – Somewhat easy
03 – Somewhat hard OR
04 – Very hard
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes

Jul 2006 (W3)
How easy or hard would it be for you
to completely quit smoking if you
Jan 2006 (W2)     wanted to? Would it be:                01 – Very easy
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]                02 – Somewhat easy
03 – Somewhat hard OR
04 – Very hard
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                          Notes

Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the     Question coverage modified in
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime   W3

Coverage Changes                  Notes

Self-report smokers or current    Restricted coverage to those who
smokers who smoked within the     have smoked 100+ lifetime
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime   cigarettes (italicized text)
Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the
QB2_X             Question                              Response Categories
You said it would be [QB1
RESPONSE] to quit smoking if you
wanted to. How confident are you that
you would succeed if you decided to
quit COMPLETELY in the next six
Jan 2006 (W2) -   months?                               01 – Not at all confident
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]               02 – Not very confident
03 – Fairly confident OR
04 – Very confident
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes

Jul 2006 (W3)
You said it would be [QB1
RESPONSE] to quit smoking if you
wanted to. How confident are you that
you would succeed if you decided to
quit COMPLETELY in the next six
Jan 2006 (W2)     months?                               01 – Not at all confident
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]               02 – Not very confident
03 – Fairly confident OR
04 – Very confident
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                          Notes

Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the     Question coverage modified in
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime   W3

Coverage Changes                  Notes

Self-report smokers or current    Restricted coverage to those who
smokers who smoked within the     have smoked 100+ lifetime
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime   cigarettes (italicized text)
Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the
past week

QB3_X             Question                              Response Categories

If you decided to quit smoking, do you
have at least one person you could
Jan 2006 (W2) -   count on for support?                  01 – Yes
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               02 – No
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes

Jul 2006 (W3)
If you decided to quit smoking, do you
have at least one person you could
Jan 2006 (W2)     count on for support?                  01 – Yes
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               02 – No
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                          Notes

Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the     Question coverage modified in
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime   W3

Coverage Changes                  Notes

Self-report smokers or current    Restricted coverage to those who
smokers who smoked within the     have smoked 100+ lifetime
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime   cigarettes (italicized text)
Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the
QB4_X             Question                            Response Categories

Is there anyone who might make it
more DIFFICULT for you to quit
Jan 2006 (W2) -   smoking if you wanted to?           01 – Yes
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]            02 – No
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                    Response Category Changes

Is there anyone who might make it
more DIFFICULT for you to quit
Jul 2006 (W3)     smoking if you wanted to?           01 – Yes

Jan 2006 (W2)     [DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]            02 – No
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                          Notes

Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the     Question coverage modified in
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime   W3

Coverage Changes                  Notes

Self-report smokers or current    Restricted coverage to those who
smokers who smoked within the     have smoked 100+ lifetime
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime   cigarettes (italicized text)
Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the
QB5_X             Question                                Response Categories

In general, would you say your health
Jan 2006 (W2) -   is:                                     01 – Excellent

[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]                 02 – Very good
03 – Good
04 – Fair OR
05 – Poor
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

Jul 2006 (W3)

In general, would you say your health
Jan 2006 (W2)     is:                                     01 – Excellent
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]                 02 – Very good
03 – Good
04 – Fair OR
05 – Poor
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                          Notes

Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the     Question coverage modified in
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime   W3
Question equivalent to DE3 for
all other respondents

Coverage Changes                  Notes

Self-report smokers or current    Restricted coverage to those who
smokers who smoked within the     have smoked 100+ lifetime
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime   cigarettes (italicized text)
Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the
QB6a_X            Question                               Response Categories

How much do you think you would
benefit from health and other gains if
you were to quit smoking permanently
Jan 2006 (W2) -   in the next 6 months? Would you:       01 – Not benefit at all
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]                02 – Benefit a little
03 – benefit quite a bit OR
04 – benefit a lot
06 – DK
09 - R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes

Jul 2006 (W3)

How much do you think you would
benefit from health and other gains if
you were to quit smoking permanently
Jan 2006 (W2)     in the next 6 months? Would you:       01 – Not benefit at all
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]                02 – Benefit a little
03 – benefit quite a bit OR
04 – benefit a lot
06 – DK
09 - R
Coverage                          Notes

Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the     Question coverage modified in
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime   W3

Coverage Changes                  Notes

Self-report smokers or current    Restricted coverage to those who
smokers who smoked within the     have smoked 100+ lifetime
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime   cigarettes (italicized text)
Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the
past week

QB6b_X            Question                              Response Categories

How much do you think you have
benefited from health and other gains
Jan 2006 (W2) -   since you quit smoking? Have you:     01 – Not benefited at all
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]               02 – Benefited a little
03 – benefited quite a bit OR
04 – benefited a lot
06 – DK
09 - R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                       Notes

Former smokers or current
smokers who last smoked more
than 1 week ago (100+)

Coverage Changes               Notes
QB7_X             Question                            Response Categories

Jan 2006 (W2) -   Are you planning to quit smoking…   01 – Within the next month?
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]             02 – Within the next 6 months?
03 – Sometime in the future, beyond 6
months? Or are you
04 – Not planning to quit.
05 – I have already quit [DO NOT
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                          Notes

Self-report smokers or current
smokers who smoked within the
past week, 100+ cig in lifetime

Coverage Changes                  Notes
QB8_X             Question                                Response Categories

What is the main reason you plan to     01 – Reduce disease risk / improve
Jan 2006 (W2) -   quit smoking?                           health

[Check all that apply]                02 – Illness / Disability
[CATEGORY CODES – DO NOT
READ]                                 03 – Too expensive / cost
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons,
check both reasons.                   04 – Smoking restrictions
05 – Reduce others’ exposure to
second hand smoke
06 – Pregnancy/breastfeeding
07 – Reduced need/craving
08 – Family pressure
09 – Other (Specify) __________
66 – DK
99 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

Oct 2008 (W7)     [Check all that apply]
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons,
check both reasons.
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                          Notes
Respondents (100+) who plan to
quit smoking in the next 6 months Allowed for multiple responses in
(QB7=1,2)                         W7
See data dictionary for coding of
'mark all that apply'

Coverage Changes                  Notes
Allow for multiple responses to
remind interviewer to probe for
MAIN reason and only enter
with several reasons

QB9_X             Question                         Response Categories

Jan 2006 (W2) -   Have you set a firm quit date?   01 – Y
02 – N
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                 Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                          Notes
Respondents (100+) who plan to
quit smoking in the next 6 months
(QB7=1,2)

Coverage Changes                 Notes
QB11a_X             Question                                   Response Categories

How many times have you made a
serious attempt to quit smoking IN
THE PAST 6 MONTHS? By serious, 01 - ____ ENTER NUMBER (IF
we mean that you made a conscious RANGE GIVEN, USE MIDPOINT)
January 2006 (W2) - attempt to stay off cigarettes for good. (QB11aN_X Range: 1-50)

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                   06 – DK

09 - R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                           Response Category Changes

January 2008 (W6)

How many times have you made a
serious attempt to quit smoking IN
THE PAST 6 MONTHS? By serious,             01 - ____ ENTER NUMBER (IF
we mean that you made a conscious          RANGE GIVEN, USE MIDPOINT)
January 2006 (W2)   attempt to stay off cigarettes for good.   (QB11aN_X Range: 1-50)
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                   06 – DK
09 - R
Coverage                         Notes

Respondents who tried to quit
smoking completely in the past 6
months (SB15=1), excluding
those who are 'current smokers Equivalent to QB11b (wording for
who are no longer smoking'       QUITTERS)
Continuous Variable:
QB11num_X = continuous
variable for both qb11a and
qb11b

Public use files treat QB11a and
QB11b as one variable, QB11

Coverage Changes                 Notes
'current smokers' by definition
Respondents who tried to quit    who reported they are not
smoking completely in the past 6 smoking at the present time
months (SB15=1), excluding       (SB1=4 and SB3=1,2); these
those who are 'current smokers respondents answer the parallel
who are no longer smoking'       question QB11b

Respondents who tried to quit
smoking completely in the past 6
QB11b_X             Question                                 Response Categories
In the past 6 months, that is since
[ANCHOR], how many times did you
make a serious attempt to quit before
you were able to quit smoking? By
serious, we mean that you made a         01 - ____ ENTER NUMBER (IF
conscious attempt to stay off            RANGE GIVEN, USE MIDPOINT)
January 2006 (W2) - cigarettes for good.                     (QB11bN Range: 1-50)

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                06 – DK

09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)          Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

January 2008 (W6)

July 2006 (W3)
In the past 6 months, that is since
[ANCHOR], how many times did you
make a serious attempt to quit before
you were able to quit smoking? By
serious, we mean that you made a        01 - ____ ENTER NUMBER (IF
conscious attempt to stay off           RANGE GIVEN, USE MIDPOINT)
January 2006 (W2)    cigarettes for good.                    (QB11bN Range: 1-50)
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                          Notes

Incident quitters, or current
smokers, who are no longer
smoking (SB1_1 = 4 AND SB3_1 Equivalent to QB11a (worded for
= 1,2)                        quitting, not just attempt)
W3,6
Continuous Variable:
QB11num_X = continuous
variable for both qb11a and
qb11b

Public use files treat QB11a and
QB11b as one variable, QB11

Coverage Changes                 Notes
Slight modification to coverage,
Incident quitters, or current    directing all 'current smokers' by
smokers, who are no longer       definition who do not smoke at
smoking (SB1_1 = 4 AND SB3_1 the present time to this question
= 1,2)                           wording
Definition for incident quitter
Incident quitters or current     (former smoker, 1-6months) not
smokers reporting they have quit based on response in previous
completely (SB13=4)              interview

Former smokers (100+) last
smoking 1-6 months ago or
current smokers reporting they
have quit completely (SB13=4)     Question added
QB12_X              Question                               Response Categories
How confident are you that you will be
able to stay smoke-free for the next 6
Jan 2006 (W2) -     months?                                01 – Not at all confident
[READ CATEGORIES 1-4]                  02 – Not very confident
03 – Fairly confident OR
04 – Very confident
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
January 2006 (W2)
Coverage                       Notes
Former smokers or current
smokers who last smoked more
than 1 week ago (100+)

Coverage Changes               Notes
QB13_X              Question                               Response Categories
Do you think that there is ANY
possible situation that might make you
Jan 2006 (W2) -     start smoking again?                   01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
January 2006 (W2)
Coverage                       Notes
Former smokers or current
smokers who last smoked more
than 1 week ago (100+)

Coverage Changes               Notes
QB18a_X            Question                              Response Categories

Which of these statements best
describes how your most recent quit   01 – I did not plan the quit attempt in
July 2007 (W5) -   attempt started:                      advance, I just did it;

02 – I planned the quit attempt for
[READ CATEGORIES 01 – 06]             later the same day;
[NOTE: code “other” for anything      03 – I planned the quit attempt the day
greater than 3months]                 beforehand;
04 – I planned the quit attempt a few
days beforehand;
05 – I planned the quit attempt a few
weeks beforehand; OR
06 – I planned the quit attempt a few
months beforehand;
07 – other
08 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                         Response Category Changes
PROBE: Which statement best
attempt: you just did it; you planned to
quit for later the same day; or did you
plan to quit the day beforehand; a few
days beforehand, a few weeks
beforehand OR a few months
April 2008 (W6)    beforehand?
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage                        Notes

Respondents who provide
number of quit attempts made in Equivalent to QB18b for those
the past 6 months (QB11a=1)     not in a quit attempt

Public use files treat QB18a and
QB18b as one variable, QB18b

Coverage Changes                Notes

QB18b_X            Question                              Response Categories

Which of these statements best
describes how your most recent quit   01 – I did not plan the quit attempt in
July 2007 (W5) -   attempt started:                      advance, I just did it;
02 – I planned the quit attempt for
[READ CATEGORIES 01 – 06]             later the same day;

[NOTE: code “other” for anything      03 – I planned the quit attempt the day
greater than 3months]                 beforehand;
04 – I planned the quit attempt a few
days beforehand;
05 – I planned the quit attempt a few
weeks beforehand; OR
06 – I planned the quit attempt a few
months beforehand;
07 – other
08 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                         Response Category Changes
PROBE: Which statement best
attempt: you just did it; you planned to
quit for later the same day; or did you
plan to quit the day beforehand; a few
days beforehand, a few weeks
beforehand OR a few months
July 2008 (W7)     beforehand?
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage                        Notes
Respondents who provide
number of quit attempts made in
the past 6 months before actual Equivalent to QB18a for those
quit (QB11b=1)                  not in a quit attempt
Coverage changes for QB11b in
W3,6; see QB11b

Public use files treat QB18a and
QB18b as one variable, QB18b

Coverage Changes               Notes

QB18_X             Question                             Response Categories
Did you continue to smoke for more
July 2006 (W3) -   than one day?                        01 – Yes
[DO NOT READ]                        02 – No
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
July 2006 (W3)
Coverage           Notes

Relapsers

Coverage Changes   Notes
QB19_X           Question                             Response Categories

How long did you continue to smoke
July 2006 (W3)   before you quit again?               01 – 2 or 3 days
[READ CATEGORIES 1-4]                02 – 4 to 7 days
03 – more than one week but less
than one month
04 – one month or longer
06 - DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)      Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
July 2006 (W3)
Coverage                        Notes

Relapsers who smoked for more
than one day (QB18=1,6,9)

Coverage Changes                Notes
QB15_X              Question                               Response Categories

attempt, where were you when you
January 2006 (W2) - started smoking again? Were you…       01 – At home

IF QB18=2 THEN SHOW:
Where were you when you smoked
that day? Were you…
ELSE SHOW ORIGINAL QUESTION 02 – At a friend’s place
[READ CATEGORIES 1 - 5]        03 – At work
04 – At a bar
05 – At a restaurant
06 – Some other place [Specify]
07 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                       Response Category Changes

IF QB18=2 THEN SHOW:
Where were you when you smoked
that day? Were you…
JulY 2006 (W3)      ELSE SHOW ORIGINAL QUESTION

attempt, where were you when you
Jan 2006 (W2)       started smoking again? Were you…       01 – At home
[READ CATEGORIES 1 - 5]                02 – At a friend’s place
03 – At work
04 – At a bar
05 – At a restaurant
06 – Some other place [Specify]
07 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                         Notes
Respondents who tried to quit
smoking completely in the past 6
months (SB15=1) as well as       Question extended in W3; see
Relapsers                        below

Coverage Changes                  Notes

Respondents who tried to quit
smoking completely in the past 6 Added if statement for differential
months (SB15=1) as well as       wording for relapsers and added
Relapsers                        relapsers to question coverage

Respondents who tried to quit
smoking completely in the past 6
SB30_X              Question                              Response Categories

When you have a cigarette or puff on
a cigarette, would you say that you are
October 2006 (W3)   usually…                                01 – At home

[READ CATEGORIES 1 - 5]               02 – At a friend’s place
03 – At work
04 – At a bar OR
05 – At a restaurant
06 – Some other place [Specify]
07 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
October 24, 2006
(W3)
Coverage                         Notes
Self-defined occasional smokers
(100+) in F2 or F3 who report
smoking their last cigarette >12
months ago, current smokers
(100+) who are no longer
smoking, incident or prevalent   QUESTION ON F2 AND F3
quitters                         SURVEYS ONLY
NOTE: parallel question to QB15
for relapsers

Coverage Changes                Notes

QB16_X              Question                           Response Categories

Were others around you smoking
January 2006 (W2) - when you started to smoke again?   01 – Y

IF QB18=2 THEN SHOW:
Were others smoking around you
when you smoked that day?
ELSE SHOW ORIGINAL QUESTION 02 – N
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]       06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                   Response Category Changes

IF QB18=2 THEN SHOW:
Were others smoking around you
Oct 2006 (W3)       when you smoked that day?

IF QB18=2 THEN SHOW:
Were others around you when you
Jul 2006 (W3)       smoked that day?
ELSE SHOW ORIGINAL QUESTION
Were others around you smoking
when you started to smoke again?

Were others around you smoking
Jan 2006 (W2)       when you started to smoke again?   01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]           02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                         Notes
Respondents who tried to quit
smoking completely in the past 6
months (SB15=1) as well as       Question edited in W3; see
Relapsers                        below

Coverage Changes                   Notes
Respondents who tried to quit
smoking completely in the past 6   Added '…smoking …' to question
months (SB15=1) as well as         in the IF statement (see
Relapsers                          underlined/italicized text)

Respondents who tried to quit      Added IF statement for
smoking completely in the past 6   differential wording for relapsers
months (SB15=1) as well as         and added relapsers to question
Relapsers                          coverage

Respondents who tried to quit
smoking completely in the past 6
SB31_X              Question                              Response Categories

When you have a cigarette or puff on
a cigarette, would you say that others
October 2006 (W3)   are usually smoking around you?        01 – Y

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
October 24, 2006
(W3)
Coverage                         Notes
Self-defined occasional smokers
(100+) in F2 or F3 who report
smoking their last cigarette >12
months ago, current smokers
(100+) who are no longer
smoking, incident or prevalent   QUESTION ON F2 AND F3
quitters                         SURVEYS ONLY
NOTE: parallel question to QB16
for relapsers

Coverage Changes                Notes

QB17_X            Question                             Response Categories

Were you drinking alcohol when you
Jan 2006 (W2) -   started to smoke again?              01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]             02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                     Response Category Changes

IF QB18=2 THEN SHOW:
Were you drinking alcohol when you
Jul '06 (W3)      smoked that day?
ELSE SHOW ORIGINAL QUESTION
Were you drinking alcohol when you
started to smoke again?

Were you drinking alcohol when you
Jan 2006 (W2)     started to smoke again?              01 – Y
02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                         Notes
Respondents who tried to quit
smoking completely in the past 6
months (SB15=1) as well as       Question edited in W3; see
Relapsers                        below

Coverage Changes                   Notes
Respondents who tried to quit      Added IF statement for
smoking completely in the past 6   differential wording for relapsers
months (SB15=1) as well as         and added relapsers to question
Relapsers                          coverage

Respondents who tried to quit
smoking completely in the past 6
SB32_X              Question                             Response Categories

Would you say that you are usually
drinking alcohol when you have a
October 2006 (W3)   cigarette or puff on a cigarette?    01 – Y

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]             02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
October 24, 2006
(W3)
Coverage                         Notes
Self-defined occasional smokers
(100+) in F2 or F3 who report
smoking their last cigarette >12
months ago, current smokers
(100+) who are no longer
smoking, incident or prevalent   QUESTION ON F2 AND F3
quitters                         SURVEYS ONLY
NOTE: parallel question to QB17
for relapsers

Coverage Changes                Notes

QA27_X            Question                              Response Categories
In the past 6 months, did you use any
Jan 2006 (W2) -   STAY smoke free?                      01 – Y

PROBE: By quit aids or resources we
mean aids such as nicotine patches,
gum, medications, hypnosis,
acupuncture, or self-help material  02 – N
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]            03 – DK
04 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                     Response Category Changes

Jul 2006 (W3)
In the past 6 months, did you use any
Jan 2006 (W2)     STAY smoke free?                      01 – Y

PROBE: By quit aids or resources we
mean aids such as nicotine patches,
gum, medications, hypnosis,
acupuncture, or self-help material  02 – N
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]            03 – DK
04 – R
Coverage                      Notes
Former smokers who last
smoked more than 6 months ago Question coverage modified in
(100+)                        W3

Coverage Changes                Notes
Former smokers who last         Restricted coverage to those who
smoked more than 6 months ago   have smoked 100+ lifetime
(100+)                          cigarettes (italicized text)

Former smokers who last
smoked more than 6 months ago
QA2aa_X           Question                              Response Categories

In the past 6 months, that is since
[ANCHOR] did you use nicotine
Jan 2006 (W2) -   smoking?                              01 – Y

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                         Notes

Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced in the past 6   Parallel question to QA2ab with
months as well as former (1-     slighly different wording for
6mon) smokers (100+)             smokers and incident quitters

Public use files treat QA2ab and
QA2ab as one variable, QA2

Coverage Changes                 Notes
QA2ab_X           Question                            Response Categories

In the past 6 months, that is since
[ANCHOR] did you use nicotine
Jan 2006 (W2) -   patches to help you stay smoke free? 01 – Y

[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]            02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2) -
Coverage                       Notes

Former smokers (>6mon) who     Parallel question to QA2aa with
recently used cessation aids   slighly different wording for
(QA27=1)                       prevalent quitters

Public use files treat QA2ab and
QA2ab as one variable, QA2

Coverage Changes               Notes
QA2b_X            Question                                  Response Categories

Over the past 6 months, how long did      01 – ENTER # DAYS ___
Jan 2006 (W2) -   you use the patch?                        [QA2bD_X limit: 200]
If response > 6months PROBE: “OK,
so you have been using gum or
chewing pieces for all of the past 6
months and longer?”                  If   02 – ENTER # WEEKS ___
yes, enter 6 months                       [QA2bW_X limit: 26]
03 – ENTER # MONTHS ___
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                  [QA2bM_X limit: 6.5]
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                          Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                       Notes
Respondents using patches in
the past 6 months (QA2aa OR    Continuous Variable:
QA2ab=1)                       QA2num_X = response in days

Coverage Changes               Notes
QA3_X             Question                              Response Categories

In the past 6 months, did you use
nicotine gum or chewing pieces like
Jan 2006 (W2) -   Nicorette?                            01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes
Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids
(100+)

Coverage Changes                Notes
QA3b_X            Question                                  Response Categories

Over the past 6 months, how long did      01 – ENTER # DAYS ___
Jan 2006 (W2) -   you use the gum or chewing pieces?        [QA3bD_X limit: 200]
If response > 6months PROBE: “OK,
so you have been using gum or
chewing pieces for all of the past 6
months and longer?”                  If   02 – ENTER # WEEKS ___
yes, enter 6 months                       [QA3bW_X limit: 26]
03 – ENTER # MONTHS ___
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                  [QA3bM_X limit: 6.5]
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                          Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                       Notes

Respondents using the gum in   Continuous Variable:
the past 6 months (QA3=1)      QA3num_X = response in days

Coverage Changes               Notes
QA4_X             Question                              Response Categories

In the past 6 months, did you use a
Jan 2006 (W2) -   nicotine inhaler?                     01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes
Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids
(100+)

Coverage Changes                Notes
QA4b              Question                             Response Categories
Over the past 6 months, how long did 01 – ENTER # DAYS ___
Jan 2006 (W2) -   you use the inhaler?                 [QA4bD_X limit: 200]

If response > 6months PROBE: “OK,
so you have been using the inhaler for
all of the past 6 months and longer?” 02 – ENTER # WEEKS ___
If yes, enter 6 months                 [QA4bW_X limit: 26]
03 – ENTER # MONTHS ___
[QA4bM_X limit: 6.5]
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                   Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                         Notes
Respondents using the inhaler in Continuous Variable:
the past 6 months (QA4=1)        QA4num_X = response in days

Coverage Changes               Notes
QA43_X            Question                               Response Categories

In the past 6 months, did you use a
Jan 2008 (W6) -   nicotine lozenge?                      01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               02 – N
NOTE: “lozenge” is pronounced “law –
zen – je”                              06 – DK
PROBE: A Nicotine lozenge is a small
hard candy that you suck on that
contains nicotine                      09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
NOTE: “lozenge” is pronounced “law –
April 2008 (W6)   zen – je”
PROBE: A Nicotine lozenge is a small
hard candy that you suck on that
contains nicotine

In the past 6 months, did you use a
Jan 2008 (W6)     nicotine lozenge?                      01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                        Notes
Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids
(100+)                          See W6 edits below

Coverage Changes                Notes
Interviewer note and probe

Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids
QA43b_X             Question                           Response Categories

Over the past 6 months, how long did 01 – ENTER # DAYS ___
October 2008 (W7)   you use the lozenge?                 [QA43bD_X limit: 200]
02 – ENTER # WEEKS ___
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]           [QA43bW_X limit: 26]
03 – ENTER # MONTHS ___
[QA43bM_X limit: 6.5]
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                   Response Category Changes
October 2008 (W7)
Coverage                        Notes
CATI error was directing
respondents who provided data
for response categories 01 and
02 to QA5d instead of QA43 from
July 2008 – October 23, 2008;
Respondents using the lozenge   full coverage for QA43 available
in the past 6 months (QA43=1)   after Oct 23, 2008
Continuous Variable:
QA43num_X = response in days

Coverage Changes                Notes
QA5a_X               Question                               Response Categories

In the past 6 months, did you use a pill
Jan 2006 (W2) - Dec prescribed by your doctor called
2007 (W5)           Zyban or bupropion?                      01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                 02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)          Question Changes                       Response Category Changes

In the past 6 months, did you use a pill
Jan '08 (W6)         Zyban or bupropion?                      01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                 02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes
Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids
(100+)                          Question deleted in W6

Coverage Changes                Notes
Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who      Question deleted and instead
recently used cessation aids    combined with QA5b to form
(100+)                          QA5d

QA5b_X               Question                               Response Categories

In the past 6 months, did you use a pill
Jan 2006 (W2) - Dec prescribed by your doctor called
2007 (W5)           Wellbutrin to stop smoking?              01 - Yes
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                 02 - No
06 - Don't Know
09 - Refused

EDITS
Date (Wave)          Question Changes                       Response Category Changes

In the past 6 months, did you use a pill
Jan '08 (W6)         Wellbutrin to stop smoking?              01 - Yes
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                 02 - No
06 - Don't Know
09 - Refused
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes
Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids
(100+)                          Question deleted in W6

Coverage Changes                Notes
Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who      Question deleted and instead
recently used cessation aids    combined with QA5a to form
(100+)                          QA5d

QA5d_X            Question                               Response Categories

In the past 6 months, did you use a pill
bupropion, Zyban or Wellbutrin to ...
Jan 2008 (W6) -   free?                                    01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                 02 – N
NOTE: “bupropion” is pronounced
“byoo – pro – pee – on”                  06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
IF SB1=4 AND SB3>=4 THEN
July 2008 (W7)    SHOW: '... to stay smoke-free'

NOTE: “bupropion” is pronounced
April 2008 (W6)   “byoo – pro – pee – on”

In the past 6 months, did you use a pill
bupropion, Zyban or Wellbutrin to help
Jan 2008 (W6)     you stop smoking?                        01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                 02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                        Notes
Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids    Combines QA5A and QA5b from
(100+)                          previous surveys

Coverage Changes                Notes
smokers

Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids
QA5c_X            Question                                 Response Categories

Over the past 6 months, how long did
you use [NAME OF DRUG] / these       01 – ENTER # DAYS ___
Jan 2006 (W2) -   medications?                         [QA5cD_X limit: 200]

PROBE: “Over the past 6 months,
what was the total amount of time that   02 – ENTER # WEEKS ___
you were on these medications?”          [QA5cW_X limit: 26]
If response > 6months PROBE: “OK,
so you have been using these
medications for all of the past 6
months and longer?”                 If   03 – ENTER # MONTHS ___
yes, enter 6 months                      [QA5cM_X limit: 6.5]
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                 06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                         Response Category Changes

Over the past 6 months, how long did
Jan ’08 - W6      you use these medications?

Over the past 6 months, how long did     01 – ENTER # DAYS ___
Jan 2006 (W2)     you use [NAME OF DRUG]?                  [QA5cD_X limit: 200]
IF QA5a_X = 01 & QA5b_X =01 Show         02 – ENTER # WEEKS ___
“Zyban and Wellbutrin?”                  [QA5cW_X limit: 26]
IF QA5a_X = 01 & QA5b_X ~=01             03 – ENTER # MONTHS ___
Show “Zyban or buproprion?”              [QA5cM_X limit: 6.5]
IF QA5a_X ~= 01 & QA5b_X =01
Show “Wellbutrin?”                       06 – DK
09 – R

PROBE: “Over the past 6 months,
what was the total amount of time that
you were on these medications?”
If response > 6months PROBE: “OK,
so you have been using these
medications for all of the past 6
months and longer?”
If yes, enter 6 months
Coverage                          Notes
Respondents using
Zyban/bupropion/Wellbutrin in the
past 6 months (QA5d=1 OR          Question edited in W6 given
QA5a or QA5b=1)                   revision to QA5a/b/d

Continuous Variable:
QA5num_X = response in days

Coverage Changes                 Notes

removed code to reference
text for general statement
“…these medications”
(underlined text) given newly
merged question (QA5d)

Respondents using
Zyban/bupropion/Wellbutrin in the
past 6 months (QA5d=1 OR
QA34_X             Question                               Response Categories

In the past 6 months, did you use a pill
July 2007 (W5) -   stop smoking/stay smoke-free?            01 – Y
INTERVIEWER NOTE: “Varenicline”
is pronounced “var-en-i-clean”           02 – N
INTERVIEWER NOTE 2: If
respondent says they have used
Chantix, code as yes (01)                06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
IF SB1=4 AND SB3>=4 THEN
July 2008 (W7)     SHOW: '... to stay smoke-free'
INTERVIEWER NOTE 2: If
respondent says they have used
April 2008 (W6)    Chantix, code as yes (01)
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage                        Notes
Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who      Question added in W5 and
recently used cessation aids    revised in W6; see addition of
(100+)                          second interviewer note below

Coverage Changes                Notes
smokers

QA34b_X            Question                             Response Categories
Over the past 6 months, how long did
you use Champix or Varenicline? If   01 – ENTER # DAYS ___
July 2007 (W5) -   response > 6months                   [QA34_X limit: 200]

PROBE: “OK, so you have been using
this medication for all of the past 6
months and longer?” if yes, enter 6   02 – ENTER # WEEKS ___
months                                [QA35W_X limit: 26]
03 – ENTER # MONTHS ___
[QA35M_X limit: 6.5]
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                   Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage                           Notes
Respondents using
Campix/Varenicline in the past 6   Continuous Variable:
months (QA34=1)                    QA34num_X = response in days

NOTE: the original variable for
this question was QA35_X, which
is the case for individual wave
files; however, in combining
complete files for follow-up it
became evident that there is a
BL question (QA35_0) that is not
related to this question. Thus,
this variable name was changed
to QA34b_X in the complete files
that accompany the technical
documentation

Coverage Changes                   Notes
QA6_X             Question                              Response Categories
In the past 6 months, have you used
hypnosis, acupuncture, or laser
quit or reduce smoking?
IF SB1_X = 04 AND SB3_X >= 04
[Former smokers (>6 mon)]
Jan 2006 (W2) -   THEN SHOW: “…stay smoke-free ”        01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
In the past 6 months, have you used
hypnosis, acupuncture, or laser
quit or reduce smoking?
IF SB1_X = 04 AND SB3_X >= 04
[Former smokers (>6 mon)]
July 2008 (W7)    THEN SHOW: “…stay smoke-free ”

In the past 6 months, have you used
hypnosis, acupuncture, or laser
Jan 2008 (W6)     smoking ?

In the past 6 months, have you used
hypnosis, acupuncture, or laser
Jan 2006 (W2)     therapy?                              01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                        Notes

Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids    Question wording edits in W6
(100+)                          and 7; see below

Coverage Changes                Notes

Added coding to show text for
prevalent quitters

Modified question wording by
you quit or reduce smoking"

Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids
QA7_X             Question                                   Response Categories

In the past 6 months, have you used a
self-help booklet or video, a website or
...quit or reduce smoking?
IF SB1_X = 04 AND SB3_X >= 04
[Former smokers (>6 mon)]
Jan 2006 (W2) -   THEN SHOW: “…stay smoke-free ”           01 – Y
PROBE: THIS MAY INCLUDE ANY
SELF-HELP MATERIAL SUCH AS
CDs                                      02 – N
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                 06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                           Response Category Changes

In the past 6 months, have you used a
self-help booklet or video, a website or
...quit or reduce smoking?
IF SB1_X = 04 AND SB3_X >= 04
[Former smokers (>6 mon)]
July 2008 (W7)    THEN SHOW: “…stay smoke-free ”

In the past 6 months, have you used a
self-help booklet or video, a website or
Jan 2008 (W6)     reduce smoking ?

In the past 6 months, have you used a
self-help booklet or video, a website or
Jan 2006 (W2)     a chat group?                            01 – Y
PROBE: THIS MAY INCLUDE ANY
SELF-HELP MATERIAL SUCH AS
CDs                                      02 – N
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                 06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                        Notes

Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids    Question wording edits in W6
(100+)                          and 7; see below

Coverage Changes                Notes

Added coding to show text for
prevalent quitters

Modified question wording by
you quit or reduce smoking"

Smokers who [attempted to]
quit/reduced, former (1-6 month)
smokers, as well as former
(>6mon) smokers who recently
used cessation aids (100+)       Question added
QA8_X             Question                              Response Categories

In the past 6 months, have you been
to group counselling or a group
...quit or reduce smoking?
IF SB1_X = 04 AND SB3_X >= 04
[Former smokers (>6 mon)]
Jan 2006 (W2) -   THEN SHOW: “…stay smoke-free ”        01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes

In the past 6 months, have you been
to group counselling or a group
...quit or reduce smoking?
IF SB1_X = 04 AND SB3_X >= 04
[Former smokers (>6 mon)]
July 2008 (W7)    THEN SHOW: “…stay smoke-free ”

In the past 6 months, have you been
to group counselling or a group
Jan 2008 (W6)     reduce smoking ?

In the past 6 months, have you been
to group counselling or a group
Jan 2006 (W2)     support program?                      01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                        Notes

Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids    Question wording edits in W6
(100+)                          and 7; see below

Coverage Changes                Notes

Added coding to show text for
prevalent quitters

Modified question wording by
you quit or reduce smoking"

Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids
QA9_X             Question                                Response Categories
In the past 6 months, have you seen a
...quit or reduce smoking?
IF SB1_X = 04 AND SB3_X >= 04
[Former smokers (>6 mon)]
Jan 2006 (W2) -   THEN SHOW: “…stay smoke-free ”          01 – Y
PROBE: This could be a medical
doctor or other health professional
trained in nicotine addiction.          02 – N
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
In the past 6 months, have you seen a
...quit or reduce smoking?
IF SB1_X = 04 AND SB3_X >= 04
[Former smokers (>6 mon)]
July 2008 (W7)    THEN SHOW: “…stay smoke-free ”

In the past 6 months, have you seen a

In the past 6 months, have you seen a
Jan 2006 (W2)     specialized addiction counsellor ?    01 – Y
PROBE: This could be a medical
doctor or other health professional
trained in nicotine addiction.        02 – N
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                        Notes

Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids
(100+)

Coverage Changes                Notes

Added coding to show text for
prevalent quitters

Modified question wording by
you quit or reduce smoking"

Smokers (100+) who [attempted
to] quit/reduced, former (1-6
month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids
QA28_X            Question                               Response Categories
In the past 6 months, did you use
some combination of quit aids or
Jan 2006 (W2) -   smoking, or remain smoke free?         01 – Y
PROBE: Have you used more than
one quit aid at the same time? For
example, some people might have
used both the patch and the gum at
the same time.                         02 – N
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                           Notes

Respondents who have used
more than one quit aid in past 6
months

Coverage Changes                   Notes
QA29_X            Question                         Response Categories

What quit aids or resources have you 01 – Enter responses
used at the same time in the past 6  QA29a_x QA29b_X QA29c_X
Jan 2006 (W2) -   months?                              QA29d_X QA29e_X
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                 Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes

Respondents who have used 2 or
more quit aids in combination in Up to 5 open ended responses
past 6 months (QA28=1)           available

Coverage Changes                Notes
QA30_X            Question                               Response Categories
You said that you had used nicotine
replacement therapy such as the
patch, gum, or inhaler. Who paid for
Jan 2006 (W2) -   this quit aid?                         01 – You
02 – A private insurance plan
[READ CATEGORIES 1-4, SELECT           [PROBE: Like a workplace health
ALL THAT APPLY]                        benefit plan]
PROBE: Was there anyone else that
helped pay for the quit aid?           03 – Your local public health unit OR
04 - The government
05 – Other: SPECIFY
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
PROBE: Was there anyone else that
July 2007 (W5)    helped pay for the quit aid?

Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                       Notes

Respondents using NRT in the
past 6 months (100+)           Probe added in W5; see below

MARK ALL THAT APPLY
QUESTION

Coverage Changes               Notes

QA31_X            Question                                Response Categories

You said that you had used pills
prescribed by your doctor. Who paid
Jan 2006 (W2) -   for this quit aid?                      01 – You
02 – A private insurance plan
PROBE: Was there anyone else that       [PROBE: Like a workplace health
helped pay for the quit aid?            benefit plan]
ALL THAT APPLY]                         03 – Your local public health unit OR
04 - The government
05 – Other: SPECIFY
06 – DK
09 - R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

You said that you had used pills
prescribed by your doctor. Who paid
Jul 2007 (W5)     for this quit aid?

PROBE: Was there anyone else that
helped pay for the quit aid?

You said that you had used [Name of
drug], a pill prescribed by your doctor.
Jan 2006 (W2)     Who paid for this quit aid?              01 – You
02 – A private insurance plan
IF QA5a_X = 01 & QA5b_X =01 Show [PROBE: Like a workplace health
“Zyban and Wellbutrin?”                  benefit plan]
IF QA5a_X = 01 & QA5b_X ~=01
Show “Zyban or buproprion?”              03 – Your local public health unit OR
IF QA5a_X ~= 01 & QA5b_X =01
Show “Wellbutrin?”                       04 - The government
05 – Other: SPECIFY
ALL THAT APPLY]                          06 – DK
09 - R
Coverage                         Notes

Respondents using zyban and/or
Wellbutrin and/or champix in the Revisions made in W5; see
past 6 months, (100+)            below

MARK ALL THAT APPLY
QUESTION

Coverage Changes                 Notes
Revised question wording to
remove specific name of drug
Respondents using zyban and/or and be more general for any pills
Wellbutrin and/or champix in the prescribed by a physician (given
past 6 months, (100+)            new Q)
extended to include those who
have used champix (italicized
text)

Respondents using zyban and/or
Wellbutrin in the past 6 months,
QA32_X            Question                              Response Categories

Who should pay for medications, such
as the patch, or the pill named zyban
Jan 2006 (W2) -   to help people stop smoking?          01 – You
02 – A private insurance plan
[READ CATEGORIES 1-5: SELECT [PROBE: Like a workplace health
ALL THAT APPLY]                       benefit plan]
PROBE: Is there anyone else that
should pay for the medications?       03 – Your local public health unit
04 - The government OR
05 – The tobacco companies
06 – Other: SPECIFY
07 – DK
09 - R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
PROBE: Is there anyone else that
Jul 2007 (W5)     should pay for the medications?

Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                             Notes
Current, self-report or former (1-
6month) smokers, as well as
former (>6mon) smokers who
recently used cessation aids
(100+)                               Probe added in W5; see below

MARK ALL THAT APPLY
QUESTION

Coverage Changes                     Notes

QA33_X            Question                              Response Categories

If the government subsidised the cost
of stop smoking medications such as
the patch or zyban, how much would
you be willing to co-pay on a weekly
Jul 2008 (W7) -   basis for these medications?          01 – Nothing
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]               02 – Five dollars
03 – Ten dollars
04 – Fifteen dollars OR
05 – Twenty dollars or more
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes

Jul 2008 (W7)

If the government subsidised the cost
of stop smoking medications such as
the patch or zyban, how much would
Jan 2006 (W2) -   you be willing to co-pay on a weekly
June 2008 (W6)    basis for these medications?          01 – Nothing
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]               02 – Five dollars
03 – Ten dollars
04 – Fifteen dollars OR
05 – Twenty dollars or more
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                       Notes
NOTE: coding error in DQA33 IF
statement such that only
current occasional smokers
were sent to QA33 between
Current smokers (100+)         W2-W6

Coverage Changes               Notes
NOTE: coding error in DQA33 IF
statement such that only
current occasional smokers
were sent to QA33 between
Current smokers (100+)         W2-W6

Current smokers (100+)   who
QA10_X            Question                                Response Categories
Stop smoking medications make it
Jan 2006 - June   easier to quit than trying to quit on
2007 (W2-W4)      your own? Do you…                       01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                        02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes
Stop smoking medications make it
easier to quit than trying to quit on
July 2007 (W5)    your own? Do you…                       01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                        02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

Oct 2006 (W3)

July 2006 (W3)

Stop smoking medications make it
easier to quit than trying to quit on
Jan 2006 (W2)     your own? Do you…                       01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                        02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                             Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)           coverage changes in W3;
smokers (100+)                       question deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                     Notes

Current or former (1-6mon)
smokers (100+)                       Question deleted

Smokers limited to those who are
current smokers (i.e. self-report
occasionals who last smoked
Current or former (1-6mon)           more than 6 months ago are
smokers (100+)                       excluded)
Coverage limited to those who
Self-report, current or former (1-   have smoked 100+ lifetime
6mon) smokers (100+)                 cigarettes;

Self-report, current or former (1-
QA11_X            Question                           Response Categories

Jan 2006 - June   The cost of stop smoking medications
2007 (W2-W4)      makes it difficult to use them.      01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                     02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                   Response Category Changes

The cost of stop smoking medications
July 2007 (W5)    makes it difficult to use them.      01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                     02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

Oct 2006 (W3)

July 2006 (W3)

The cost of stop smoking medications
Jan 2006 (W2)     makes it difficult to use them.      01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                     02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                             Notes
Current and former (1-6mon),         coverage changes in W3;
100+ cig in lifetime                 question deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                     Notes

Current or former (1-6mon)
smokers (100+)                       Question deleted

Smokers limited to those who are
current smokers (i.e. self-report
occasionals who last smoked
Current or former (1-6mon)           more than 6 months ago are
smokers (100+)                       excluded)
Coverage limited to those who
Self-report, current or former (1-   have smoked 100+ lifetime
6mon) smokers (100+)                 cigarettes;

Self-report, current or former (1-
QA12_X            Question                           Response Categories

Jan 2006 - June   Stop smoking medications are hard to
2007 (W2-W4)      get.                                 01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                     02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
Stop smoking medications are hard to
Jul 2007 (W5)     get.                                 01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                     02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

Oct 2006 (W3)

July 2006 (W3)

Stop smoking medications are hard to
Jan 2006 (W2)     get.                                 01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                     02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                             Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)           coverage changes in W3;
smokers (100+)                       question deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                     Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)
smokers (100+)                       Question deleted

Smokers limited to those who are
current smokers (i.e. self-report
occasionals who last smoked
Current or former (1-6mon)           more than 6 months ago are
smokers (100+)                       excluded)
Coverage limited to those who
Self-report, current or former (1-   have smoked 100+ lifetime
6mon) smokers (100+)                 cigarettes;

Self-report, current or former (1-
QA13_X              Question                              Response Categories
You are not sure about stop smoking
January 2006 (W2)   medications.                          01- Strongly agree
PROBE: That is, you are not sure
are                                   02- Somewhat agree
CATEGORIES 1-4]                       03- Somewhat disagree OR
04- Strongly disagree
06- DK
09- R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
You are not sure about stop smoking
July 2006 (W3)      medications.                          01- Strongly agree
PROBE: That is, you are not sure
are                                   02- Somewhat agree
CATEGORIES 1-4]                       03- Somewhat disagree OR
04- Strongly disagree
06- DK
09- R

You are not sure about stop smoking
Jan 2006 (W2)       medications.                        01- Strongly agree
PROBE: That is, you are not sure
are                                 02- Somewhat agree
CATEGORIES 1-4]                     03- Somewhat disagree OR
04- Strongly disagree
06- DK
09- R
Coverage                             Notes
Self-report, current or former (1-   Question only in F1C1 follow-up
6mon) smokers                        questionnarie

Coverage Changes                     Notes
Self-report, current or former (1-
6mon) smokers                        Question deleted

Self-report, current or former (1-
QA14_X              Question                             Response Categories

Jan 2006 - June     The risk of side effects from stop
2007 (W2-W4)        smoking medications concerns you.    01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                     02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
The risk of side effects from stop
July 2007 (W5)      smoking medications concerns you.    01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                     02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

Oct 2006 (W3)

July 2006 (W3)

The risk of side effects from stop
January 2006 (W2)   smoking medications concerns you.    01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                     02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                             Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)           coverage changes in W3;
smokers (100+)                       question deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                     Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)
smokers (100+)                       Question deleted

Smokers limited to those who are
current smokers (i.e. self-report
occasionals who last smoked
Current or former (1-6mon)           more than 6 months ago are
smokers (100+)                       excluded)
Coverage limited to those who
Self-report, current or former (1-   have smoked 100+ lifetime
6mon) smokers (100+)                 cigarettes

Self-report, current or former (1-
QA17_X            Question                          Response Categories

Jan 2006 - June   Counselling would make quitting
2007 (W2-W4)      smoking easier.                   01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                  02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                  Response Category Changes
Counselling would make quitting
July 2007 (W5)    smoking easier.                   01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                  02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

Oct 2006 (W3)

July 2006 (W3)

Counselling would make quitting
Jan 2006 (W2)     smoking easier.                   01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                  02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                             Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)           coverage changes in W3;
smokers (100+)                       question deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                     Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)
smokers (100+)                       Question deleted

Smokers limited to those who are
current smokers (i.e. self-report
occasionals who last smoked
Current or former (1-6mon)           more than 6 months ago are
smokers (100+)                       excluded)
Coverage limited to those who
Self-report, current or former (1-   have smoked 100+ lifetime
6mon) smokers (100+)                 cigarettes

Self-report, current or former (1-
QA18_X            Question                           Response Categories

Jan 2006 - June   The cost of counselling makes it
2007 (W2-W4)      difficult to use.                  01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                   02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                   Response Category Changes
The cost of counselling makes it
July 2007 (W5)    difficult to use.                  01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                   02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

Oct 2006 (W3)

July 2006 (W3)

The cost of counselling makes it
Jan 2006 (W2)     difficult to use.                  01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                   02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                             Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)           coverage changes in W3;
smokers (100+)                       question deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                     Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)
smokers (100+)                       Question deleted

Smokers limited to those who are
current smokers (i.e. self-report
occasionals who last smoked
Current or former (1-6mon)           more than 6 months ago are
smokers (100+)                       excluded)
Coverage limited to those who
Self-report, current or former (1-   have smoked 100+ lifetime
6mon) smokers (100+)                 cigarettes

Self-report, current or former (1-
QA19_X            Question                        Response Categories

Jan 2006 - June
2007 (W2-W4)      Counselling is hard to get.     01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                Response Category Changes

July 2007 (W5)    Counselling is hard to get.     01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

Oct 2006 (W3)

July 2006 (W3)

Jan 2006 (W2)     Counselling is hard to get.     01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                             Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)           coverage changes in W3;
smokers (100+)                       question deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                     Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)
smokers (100+)                       Question deleted

Smokers limited to those who are
current smokers (i.e. self-report
occasionals who last smoked
Current or former (1-6mon)           more than 6 months ago are
smokers (100+)                       excluded)
Coverage limited to those who
Self-report, current or former (1-   have smoked 100+ lifetime
6mon) smokers (100+)                 cigarettes

Self-report, current or former (1-
QA20_X            Question                            Response Categories

Jan 2006 - June   You are not sure about how
2007 (W2-W4)      counselling works or what is involved. 01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                       02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                    Response Category Changes

You are not sure about how
July 2007 (W5)    counselling works or what is involved. 01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                       02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

Oct 2006 (W3)

July 2006 (W3)

You are not sure about how
Jan 2006 (W2)     counselling works or what is involved. 01 – Strongly agree
CATEGORIES 1- 4]                       02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                             Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)           coverage changes in W3;
smokers (100+)                       question deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                     Notes

Recent smokers who have
smoked 100 cig in lifetime           Question deleted

Smokers limited to those who are
current smokers (i.e. self-report
occasionals who last smoked
Current or former (1-6mon)           more than 6 months ago are
smokers (100+)                       excluded)
Coverage limited to those who
Self-report, current or former (1-   have smoked 100+ lifetime
6mon) smokers (100+)                 cigarettes

Self-report, current or former (1-
QA23_X            Question                             Response Categories

In the past 6 months, have you called
Jan 2006 (W2) -   the Ontario Smokers’ Helpline?        01 – Y
PROBE: The Ontario Smokers’
Helpline is a telephone based
counselling service to help smokers
quit                                  02 – N
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              06 - DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                     Response Category Changes

Oct 2006 (W3)

July 2006 (W3)

In the past 6 months, have you called
Jan 2006 (W2)     the Ontario Smokers’ Helpline?        01 – Y
PROBE: The Ontario Smokers’
Helpline is a telephone based
counselling service to help smokers
quit                                  02 – N
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              06 - DK
09 – R
Coverage                         Notes
Current or former smokers        coverage changes in W3; see
(100+)                           below

Coverage Changes                 Notes

Smokers limited to those who are
current smokers (i.e. self-report
occasionals who last smoked
Current or former smokers        more than 6 months ago are
(100+)                           excluded)
Coverage limited to those who
Self-report, current or former   have smoked 100+ lifetime
smokers (100+)                   cigarettes

Self-report, current or former
QA23a_X            Question                             Response Categories
In the past 6 months, have you
accessed the “Smokers’ Helpline
July 2007 (W5) -   Cancer Society?                      01 – Y
PROBE: The “Smokers’ Helpline
Online” is a web-based counselling
service to help smokers quit         02 – N
[DO NOT READ]                        06 - DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage                    Notes

Current or former smokers
(100+)

Coverage Changes            Notes
QA25_X            Question                               Response Categories

In the past 6 months, have you taken
Jan 2006 (W2) -   part in any other quit programs?       01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes

In the past 6 months, have you taken
Jan 2008 (W6)     part in any other quit programs?

Oct 2006 (W3)

July 2006 (W3)

In the past 6 months, have you taken
Jan 2006 (W2)     part in a quit program?                01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                         Notes
Question coverage changes in
Current or former (1-6mon)       W3 and question wording edited
smokers (100+)                   in W6; see below

Coverage Changes                 Notes

Modified question wording to
state underlined text

Smokers limited to those who are
current smokers (i.e. self-report
occasionals who last smoked
Current or former (1-6mon)       more than 6 months ago are
smokers (100+)                   excluded)
Coverage limited to those who
Self-report, current or former   have smoked 100+ lifetime
smokers (100+)                   cigarettes

Self-report, current or former
QA26a_X           Question                                Response Categories
Can you tell me the name of this quit
program or what organisation
Jan 2006 (W2) -   sponsored the program?                  01 - (Open ended; record response)

06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes
Respondents who participated in Question coverage changes to
a quit program in the past 6    QA25 in W3; see QA25
months (QA25=1)

Public use files treat QA26a and
QA26b as one variable, QA26

Coverage Changes               Notes
QA26b_X           Question                             Response Categories
Can you tell me the name of a quit
program or an organisation that
Jan 2006 (W2) -   sponsors a quit program?             01 - (Open ended; record response)

06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                             Notes
Respondents aware of, but did        Question coverage changes to
not participate in, a quit program   QA25 in W3; see QA25
months (QA25=2,6)

Public use files treat QA26a and
QA26b as one variable, QA26

Coverage Changes                     Notes
HP0A_X            Question                              Response Categories
In the past 6 months, have you seen a
Jan 2006 (W2) -   dentist?                              01 – Y
02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                   Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                     Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)
smokers (100+)

Coverage Changes             Notes
HP1A_X            Question                              Response Categories

Did the dentist advise you to reduce or
Jan 2006 (W2) -   quit smoking?                           01 – Y
PROBE: In the past 6 months…            02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
Jan 2007 (W4)     PROBE: In the past 6 months…

Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                       Notes

Respondents who saw a dentist
in the past 6 months (HP0A_X=1) Probe added in W4

Coverage Changes               Notes

HP0B_X            Question                              Response Categories
In the past 6 months, have you talked
Jan 2006 (W2) -   with a pharmacist?                    01 – Y
02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                   Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                     Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)
smokers (100+)

Coverage Changes             Notes
HP1B_X            Question                           Response Categories

Did the pharmacist advise you to
Jan 2006 (W2) -   reduce or quit smoking?            01 – Y
PROBE: In the past 6 months…       02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                   Response Category Changes
Jan 2007 (W4)     PROBE: In the past 6 months…

Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                          Notes
Respondents who spoke with a
pharmacist in the past 6 months

Coverage Changes                  Notes

HP0C_X            Question                              Response Categories
In the past 6 months, have you seen a
Jan 2006 (W2) -   doctor?                               01 – Y
02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                   Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                     Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)
smokers (100+)

Coverage Changes             Notes
HP1C_X            Question                              Response Categories

Did the doctor advise you to reduce or
Jan 2006 (W2) -   quit smoking?                          01 – Y
PROBE: In the past 6 months…           02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
Jan 2007 (W4)     PROBE: In the past 6 months…

Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                     Notes

Respondents who saw a doctor in
the past 6 months (HP0C_X=1) Probe added in W4

Coverage Changes             Notes

HP0D_X            Question                              Response Categories
In the past 6 months, have you seen a
Jan 2008 (W6) -   nurse?                                01 – Y
02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                   Response Category Changes
Jan 2008 (W6)
Coverage                     Notes
Current or former (1-6mon)
smokers (100+)

Coverage Changes             Notes
HP1D_X            Question                             Response Categories

Did the nurse advise you to reduce or
Jan 2008 (W6) -   quit smoking?                         01 – Y
PROBE: In the past 6 months…          02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
Jan 2008 (W6)
Coverage                         Notes

Respondents who saw a nurse in
the past 6 months (HP0D_X=1)

Coverage Changes                 Notes
HP2A_X              Question                               Response Categories
If you were going to quit smoking, how
likely would you be to ask a DENTIST
2007 (W5)           CATEGORIES 1 – 3]                      01 – Very likely
02 – Somewhat likely OR
03 – Not likely at all
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
If you were going to quit smoking, how
likely would you be to ask a DENTIST
2007 (W5)           CATEGORIES 1 – 3]                      01 – Very likely
02 – Somewhat likely OR
03 – Not likely at all
06 – DK
09 – R

Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                         Notes

Self-report smokers, including
DK, R (100+)                     Question deleted in W6

Coverage Changes                 Notes

Self-report smokers, including
DK, R (100+)                     Question deleted

HP2B_X              Question                              Response Categories
If you were going to quit smoking, how
likely would you be to ask a
Jan 2006 (W2) - Dec PHARMACIST for advice? Would you
2007 (W5)           be …[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 3]            01 – Very likely
02 – Somewhat likely OR
03 – Not likely at all
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                      Response Category Changes

If you were going to quit smoking, how
likely would you be to ask a
Jan 2006 (W2) - Dec PHARMACIST for advice? Would you
2007 (W5)           be …[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 3]            01 – Very likely
02 – Somewhat likely OR
03 – Not likely at all
06 – DK
09 – R

Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                         Notes

Self-report smokers, including
DK, R (100+)                     Question deleted in W6

Coverage Changes                 Notes

Self-report smokers, including
DK, R (100+)                     Question deleted in W6

HP2C_X              Question                               Response Categories
If you were going to quit smoking, how
likely would you be to ask a DOCTOR
Jan 2006 (W2) - Dec for advice? Would you be … [READ
2007 (W5)           CATEGORIES 1 – 3]                      01 – Very likely
02 – Somewhat likely OR
03 – Not likely at all
06 – DK
09 - R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
If you were going to quit smoking, how
likely would you be to ask a DOCTOR
Jan 2006 (W2) - Dec for advice? Would you be … [READ
2007 (W5)           CATEGORIES 1 – 3]                      01 – Very likely
02 – Somewhat likely OR
03 – Not likely at all
06 – DK
09 - R

Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                         Notes

Self-report smokers, including
DK, R (100+)                     Question deleted in W6

Coverage Changes                 Notes

Self-report smokers, including
DK, R (100+)                     Question deleted in W6

PP1_X               Question                               Response Categories

Can you tell me the exact brand of
cigarettes that you usually smoke,
including the size and type? [DO NOT
Jan 2006 (W2) -     READ]                                  01 – enter full brand [PP1txt_X]
PROBE2: What type of cigarette do
you usually smoke, for example,
menthol, mild, special blend, or
platinum…                              02 – no regular brand
PROBE: What size do you usually        03 – roll-your-own/loose leaf, any
smoke, is it regular or king size?     brand

PROBE3 IF CANNOT REMEMBER:
Do you have a pack of cigarettes near 04 – Native cigarettes or cigarettes
you that you could read me the name? from Native reserves
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
April 2008 (W6)                                            01 – enter full brand
02 – no regular brand
03 – roll-your-own/loose leaf, any
brand
04 – Native cigarettes or cigarettes
from Native reserves
06 – DK
09 – R

Can you tell me the exact brand of
cigarettes that you usually smoke,
including the size and type? [DO NOT
January 2007 (W4)   READ]                                  01 – enter full brand
PROBE2: What type of cigarette do
you usually smoke, for example,
menthol, mild, special blend, or
platinum…                              02 – no regular brand
PROBE: What size do you usually        03 – roll-your-own/loose leaf, any
smoke, is it regular or king size?     brand

PROBE3 IF CANNOT REMEMBER:
Do you have a pack of cigarettes near
you that you could read me the name? 06 – DK
NOTE: PROBE FOR THE
ENTIRE BRAND OF CIGARETTES,
SUCH AS SIZE AND/OR TYPE              09 – R
Jul and Oct 2006
(W3) -

What brand of cigarettes do you
Jan 2006 (W2) -    usually smoke?                            01 - Accord Regular Size

ENTER ONE BRAND ONLY                      99 - No regular brand

PROBE FOR WHETHER
RESPONDENT SMOKES REGULAR,
LIGHT, EXTRA LIGHT, ETC. AND              100 - roll-your own/loose leaf, any
SIZE WITHIN THEIR BRAND                   brand
PROBE: What strength of cigarette do
you usually smoke, is that light, ultra
light, mild…                              101 - other (Specify_________)
PROBE: What size do you usually
smoke, is it regular or king size?        166 - DK
100 - R
Coverage                        Notes
revised in W4; see change in
coverage, question wording,
Self-report smokers (100+) who response categories, and
smoked within the past 6 months addition of probes

Note: See W2-W3 Survey
documents for detailed list of
response categories

Coverage Changes                Notes

Question wording revised to
account for brand changes with
the discontinuation of the terms
“light/mild” by tobacco
manufacturers: originally
interviewers, now open ended

Response categories
renumbered; second and third
Revised probe to Probe2 and
Limited coverage to those who
2006) and smoked within the
Self-report smokers (100+) who past 6 months (Oct 2006) -
smoked within the past 6 months italicized text

See W2-W3 surveys for full list of
response categories
PP21_X              Question                             Response Categories
Do these cigarettes have a brand
name or a trade name, or do they not
April 2008 (W6) -   have a name at all?                  01 – Yes enter full name [PP1txt_X]
PROBE: IF YES, “Can you tell me the
name of the cigarettes?”             02 - No
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]             06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                     Response Category Changes

July 2008 (W7)                                           01 – Yes enter full name [PP1txt_X]

Do these cigarettes have a brand
name or a trade name, or do they not
April 2008 (W6)     have a name at all?                  01 – Yes enter full name [PP21tx_X]

PROBE: IF YES, “Can you tell me the
name of the cigarettes?”            02 - No
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]            06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                          Notes
Respondents who report their
usual brand are native cigarettes Open-ended response variable
(PP1=04)                          name modified in W7
Question coverage changes to
PP1 in W3; see PP1

Coverage Changes                Notes
CATI code recoded to PP1txt_X
to minimise open-ended
variables

Respondents who report their
usual brand are native cigarettes

IMPORTANT: Public Use Files
modify variable name for PP21tx
to PP1txt as it appears in W7
PP1a_X             Question                                  Response Categories
Does the word [light/mild] still appear
on the package of cigarettes that you
July 2008 (W7) -   are smoking?                              01 – Yes, pack includes light/mild
PROBE IF UNSURE: Do you have a
pack of cigarettes near you that you      02 - No, pack no longer includes
could confirm the name?                   light/mild
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                  06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                          Response Category Changes
July 2008 (W7)
Coverage                          Notes

Respondents who report smoking
light/mild cigarettes in PP1txt

Coverage Changes                  Notes
PP1b_X             Question                             Response Categories

Can you tell me the new name of your
cigarettes, as it appears on your
July 2008 (W7) -   cigarette pack?                      01 – Enter full brand [PP1btx_X]
PROBE IF UNSURE: Do you have a
pack of cigarettes near you that you
could confirm what is written on the
pack?                                06 – DK

PROBE: What type of cigarette do you
usually smoke, for example, menthol,
mild, special blend, or platinum…    09 – R
PROBE: What size do you usually
smoke, is it regular or king size?

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
July 2008 (W7)
Coverage                          Notes

Respondents who report smoking
light/mild cigarettes but these
terms no longer appear on their
cigarette packs [PP1a=02]

Coverage Changes                  Notes
PP10_X            Question                                Response Categories

What is the MAIN reason that you
changed the brand of cigarette that
Jan 2006 (W2) -   you smoke? Is it…                       01 – for a stronger taste

[READ CATEGORIES 1 - 5]                 02 – for a milder taste

[Check all that apply]                03 – because they cost less
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons, 04 – to reduce the risks of smoking
check both reasons.                   OR
05 – as a step towards quitting
smoking completely
06 – Other: SPECIFY
07 – original brand no longer available
08 – Did not change brand [DO NOT
66 – DK
99 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

Oct 2008 (W7)     [Check all that apply]
NOTE: Please probe for main reason.
If respondent insists on two reasons,
check both reasons.

Jan 2007 (W4)                                             01 – for a stronger taste

02 – for a milder taste

03 – because they cost less
04 – to reduce the risks of smoking
OR
05 – as a step towards quitting
smoking completely
06 – Other: SPECIFY
07 – original brand no longer available
08 – Did not change brand [DO NOT
66 – DK
99 – R

What is the MAIN reason that you
changed the brand of cigarette that
Jan 2006 (W2)   you smoke? Is it…                     01 – for a stronger taste

[READ CATEGORIES 1 - 5]               02 – for a milder taste
03 – because they cost less
04 – to reduce the risks of smoking
OR
05 – as a step towards quitting
smoking completely
06 – Other: SPECIFY
07 – Did not change brand
08 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                       Notes
Respondents who currently      Edits to question
smoke a different brand than   format/response categories in
what was reported at their     W4, W7
previous interview
Structure to determine change in
brand changed in W4 given new
coding to PP1; see DPP10 in
surveys
Question coverage changes to
PP1 in W3; see PP1

See data dictionary for coding of
'mark all that apply'

Coverage Changes               Notes
Allow for multiple responses to
remind interviewer to probe for
MAIN reason and only enter
with several reasons

'original brand not available' and
recoded responses 08,66,99
CATI code now shows
interviewer previous brand and
current brand; interviewer
determines if they are coded the
same; if not, code as different
and respondent directed to this
question
Structure to determine change in
brand changed in W4 given new
coding to PP1; see DPP10 in
surveys
Respondents who currently
smoke a different brand than
what was reported at their
CATI code determines if previous
brand=current brand
PP10a_X             Question                               Response Categories

Did the brand name of the cigarettes
that you currently smoke change in
April 2008 (W6) -   the past 6 months?                     01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
April 2008 (W6)
Coverage                             Notes
Respondents who smoke a              Question coverage changes to
different brand since their last     PP1 in W3; see PP1
interview, but report they did not
change brands (PP10=08)

Coverage Changes                     Notes
PP11_X                Question                               Response Categories

The last time you bought cigarettes,
July 2007 (W5) -      how much did you pay?                  01 – Enter price [PP11n_X]

NOTE: If respondent indicates that
price is not in Canadian dollars, code
02 and record both price and currency 02 – Other (e.g. other currency)

[DO NOT READ]                          06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)           Question Changes                       Response Category Changes

Sept 17, 2008 (W7)

April 25, 2008 (W6)

The last time you bought cigarettes,
July 2007 (W5)        how much did you pay?                  01 – Enter price [PP11n_X]

NOTE: If respondent indicates that
price is not in Canadian dollars, code
02 and record both price and currency 02 – Other (e.g. other currency)
[DO NOT READ]                          06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                         Notes
Self report smokers (100+) who
have smoked within the past 6
months                           Coverage edits in W6 and 7
CATI error was directing
response category 2 to PP11n;
this was corrected in Aug 2007
but PP11n data may show DK/R
response for these individuals
where the open-ended data
would provide specific
information
Continuous Variable:
PP11num_X = continuous

Coverage Changes                 Notes
Self report smokers (100+) who   Revised skip logic to remove
have smoked within the past 6    coverage exclusion (reverting to
months                           the original coverage)

Self report smokers (100+) who
have smoked within the past 6
months (excluding those who
usually buy native cigarettes    Skip logic for new question
without a brand name             excludes those providing usual
(PP21>=2))                       brand of native cigarettes

Self report smokers (100+) who
have smoked within the past 6
PP20_X              Question                               Response Categories
Approximately how many cigarettes
did that buy? For example, a carton
July 2007 (W5) -    or bag of 200, or pack of 25?          01 – enter number of cigarettes
PROBE: IF RESPONDENT SAYS A
PACKAGE, CARTON, OR
BAG RESPOND "How many
cigarettes were in that
[CARTON\PACK\BAG]?"                    02 – other [specify]
Interviewer Note: code “other” and
provide details if the respondent
cannot estimate number of cigarettes
that they last purchased.              06 – DK
[DO NOT READ]                          09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
Added: " or bag …" to question
January 2008 (W6)   wording

Approximately how many cigarettes
did that buy? For example, a carton
July 2007 (W5)      of 200, or pack of 25?                 01 – enter number of cigarettes
PROBE: IF RESPONDENT SAYS A
PACKAGE, CARTON, OR
BAG RESPOND "How many
cigarettes were in that
[CARTON\PACK\BAG]?"                    02 – other [specify]
Interviewer Note: code “other” and
provide details if the respondent
cannot estimate number of cigarettes
that they last purchased.              06 – DK
[DO NOT READ]                          09 – R
Coverage                         Notes
Respondents providing price of   revised in W6; see revision to
last cigarette purchase (PP11=1) question wording below

Continuous Variable:
PP20num_X = continuous
variable in no. of cigarettes

Coverage Changes                  Notes

Question wording revised

Respondents providing price of
last cigarette purchase (PP11=1) Question added
PP12_X                Question                            Response Categories
Does your usual brand have large
coloured health warnings on the
July 2007 (W5) -      outside of the cigarette package?   01 – Yes
[DO NOT READ]                       02 – No
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)           Question Changes                    Response Category Changes

Sept 17, 2008 (W7)

April 25, 2008 (W6)
Does your usual brand have large
coloured health warnings on the
July 2007 (W5)        outside of the cigarette package?   01 – Yes
[DO NOT READ]                       02 – No
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                         Notes
Self report smokers (100+) who
have smoked within the past 6
months

Coverage Changes                 Notes
Self report smokers (100+) who   Revised skip logic to remove
have smoked within the past 6    coverage restriction (reverting to
months                           the original coverage)
Skip logic for new question
Self report smokers (100+) who   limited coverage to those
report their usual brand of      providing usual brand of
cigarettes (PP1=1 OR PP21=1)     cigarettes
Self report smokers (100+) who
have smoked within the past 6
PP19_X               Question                               Response Categories
Packages of cigarettes are often
wrapped in cellophane and may have
coloured tear strips. Are the packs of
your usual brand wrapped in any of     01 – clear cellophane with a yellow
July 2007 (W5) -     the following:                         tear strip;
02 – clear cellophane with a peach
[READ CATEGORIES 01 – 03]              tear strip; OR
NOTE: code gold as yellow; code        03 – clear cellophane with no coloured
orange as peach                        tear strip
04 – packages are not wrapped in

05 - Other (specify) [DO NOT READ]
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)          Question Changes                      Response Category Changes

Sept 17, 2008 (W7)

Apr 25, 2008 and     NOTE: code gold as yellow; code
Jun 2008 (W6)        orange as peach                       05 - Other (specify) [DO NOT READ]

Packages of cigarettes are often
wrapped in cellophane and may have
coloured tear strips. Are the packs of
your usual brand wrapped in any of     01 – clear cellophane with a yellow
July 2007 (W5)       the following:                         tear strip;
02 – clear cellophane with a peach
[READ CATEGORIES 01 – 03]              tear strip; OR
03 – clear cellophane with no coloured
tear strip
04 – packages are not wrapped in
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                         Notes

Self report smokers (100+) who
have smoked within the past 6
months                           Added to F.UP surveys only

Coverage Changes                 Notes
Self report smokers (100+) who   Revised skip logic to remove
have smoked within the past 6    coverage restriction (reverting to
months                           the original coverage)

Self report smokers (100+) who   restricted question coverage;
report their usual brand of      June 2008: added response
cigarettes (PP1=1 OR PP21=1)     category 05 - other

Self report smokers (100+) who
have smoked within the past 6
PP3_X              Question                                 Response Categories

In the past 6 months did you usually
province, over the internet, through
the mail, or do you usually buy your
Jan 2006 (W2) -    cigarettes from family and friends ?     01 – Ontario
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                 02 – Out of province
03 – Over the internet or through the
mail
04 - buy from family or friends

05 - do not usually buy own cigarettes
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                         Response Category Changes

In the past 6 months did you usually
province, over the internet, through
the mail, or do you usually buy your
Jan 2007 (W4)      cigarettes from family and friends ?     01 – Ontario
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                 02 – Out of province
03 – Over the internet or through the
mail
04 - buy from family or friends

05 - do not usually buy own cigarettes
06 – DK
09 – R

Jul and Oct 2006
(W3)

Ontario, out of province, over the
Jan 2006 (W2)      internet or through the mail?            01 – Ontario
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                 02 – Out of province
03 – Over the internet or through the
mail
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                         Notes

Self report smokers (100+) who
have smoked within the past 6    Question wording revised in W4;
months                           coverage changes in W3

Coverage Changes                 Notes

Response categories 04 and 05
edited to incorporate response
category 04

Limited coverage to those who
2006) and smoked within the
Self-report smokers (100+) who past 6 months (Oct 2006) -
smoked within the past 6 months italicized text

Self-report smokers              revised in W4
PP4_X              Question                              Response Categories

In the past 6 months, where did you
Jan 2006 (W2) -    usually buy your cigarettes?          01 – At convenience stores

[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]               02 – At gas stations
03 – At supermarkets
04 – At discount stores such as
Costco OR
05 – On an Indian Reserve
06 – Other Specify ___
07 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
Jul and Oct 2006   Note: please code Giant Tiger as a
(W3)               discount store                        01 – At convenience stores

PROBE: "A First Nations or Indian
Reserve"                              02 – At gas stations
03 – At supermarkets
04 – At discount stores such as
Costco OR
05 – on a First Nations
06 – Other Specify ___
07 – DK
09 – R

In the past 6 months, where did you
Jan 2006 (W2)      usually buy your cigarettes?          01 – At convenience stores
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]               02 – At gas stations
03 – At supermarkets
04 – At discount stores such as
Costco OR
05 – on an Indian Reserve
06 – Other Specify ___
07 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                           Notes
cigarettes in Ontario, incl DK,R
(PP3=1,6,9)                        Question edits in W3
Coverage changes to PP3 in W3
(see PP3)

Coverage Changes                   Notes

Oct 2006: Question response

cigarettes in Ontario, incl DK,R
PP13_X             Question                              Response Categories
In the last 6 months, that is since
[ANCHOR], have you purchased
cigarettes that did NOT have large
coloured health warnings on the
July 2007 (W5) -   outside of the cigarette package?     01 – Y
[DO NOT READ]                         02 – N

NOTE: If respondent hesitates to
respond, see HELP2 for more probes 06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage                          Notes

Smokers with a usual brand that
have large coloured health
warnings (PP12=1,6,9)             Added to F.UP surveys only

Coverage Changes                  Notes
PP14_X             Question                                  Response Categories

Can you tell me the name of the brand
of cigarettes that did not contain the
July 2007 (W5) -   health warnings on the package?           01 – ENTER BRAND (PP14tx_X)
ENTER ONE BRAND ONLY                      02 – No brand name
NOTE: PROBE FOR THE
RESPONDENT TO PROVIDE THE
ENTIRE BRAND OF CIGARETTES,
SUCH AS SIZE AND/OR TYPE                  06 – DK
PROBE: Can you tell me the type of
these cigarettes without the large
coloured health warnings, for
example, menthol, mild, special blend,
or platinum…                              09 – R
PROBE: Can you tell me the size of
these cigarettes, for example, are they
regular or king size?

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                          Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage                          Notes
cigarettes with health warnings
but, in the past 6 months, have
purchased cigarettes without
large coloured health warnings
(PP13=1)                          Added to F.UP surveys only

Coverage Changes                  Notes
PP15_X             Question                                Response Categories

In the past 30 days, how many packs     01 – ENTER NUMBER OF
of these cigarettes without the large   CIGARETTES ___ [PP15na_X range:
July 2007 (W5) -   health warnings did you purchase?       0-1000]

02 – ENTER NUMBER OF PACKS
[DO NOT READ]                      ___ [PP15nb_X range: 0-1000]
03 – ENTER NUMBER OF
NOTE: If respondent hesitates to   CARTONS ____ [PP15nc_X range: 0-
respond, see HELP2 for more probes 1000]
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                        Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage                          Notes
Smokers who have purchased
cigarettes w/o health warnings in
the past 6 months (PP12=2 OR
PP13=1)                           Added to F.UP surveys only
Continuous Variable:
PP15num_X = continuous
variable in packs (assuming
packs of 25 cigarettes)

Coverage Changes                 Notes
PP16_X             Question                              Response Categories

Did you purchase these cigarettes at a
convenience store or other retail
July 2007 (W5) -   location?                               01 – Y
Probe: Did you purchase the
cigarettes without health warnings at a
convenience store or other retail
location?                               02 – N
[DO NOT READ]                           06 – DK

NOTE: If respondent hesitates to
respond, see HELP2 for more probes 09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage                        Notes
Smokers who have purchased
cigarettes without health
warnings in the past 6 months
(PP12=2 OR PP13=1)              Added to F.UP surveys only

Coverage Changes                Notes
PP17_X            Question                              Response Categories

In the past 6 months, have you
purchased cigarettes from a non-retail
source, such as out of a person's
home, out of a person's vehicle, or
July 2007(W5) -   from someone on the street?            01 – Yes
[DO NOT READ]                          02 – No

NOTE: If respondent hesitates to
respond, see HELP2 for more probes 06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage                         Notes

Self report smokers (100+) who
have smoked within the past 6
months

Coverage Changes                 Notes
PP18_X             Question                              Response Categories

How were these cigarettes packaged?   01 – in a small plastic bag like a Ziploc
July 2007 (W5) -   Were they...                          bag
PROBE: The last time you purchased
these cigarettes, how were they       02 – in a large plastic bag like a
packaged?                             grocery or garbage bag
03 – in standard loose cigarette
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]               PACKAGES

NOTE: If respondent hesitates to
respond, see HELP2 for more probes 04 – in standard cigarette cartons
05 – Other: Specify
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage                          Notes
Smokers who have purchased
from a non-retail source in the
past 6 months (PP17=1)            Added to F.UP surveys only

Coverage Changes                  Notes
PP5_X             Question                              Response Categories

In the past 6 months, did you ever
purchase cigarettes on a First Nations
Jan 2006 (W2) -   Reserve?                               01 – Y

[DO NOT READ]                         02 – N
PROBE: "A First Nations or Indian
Reserve"                              06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
In the past 6 months, did you ever
purchase cigarettes on a First Nations
Oct 2006 (W3)     Reserve?
PROBE: "A First Nations or Indian
Reserve"

In the past 6 months, did you ever
purchase cigarettes on an Indian
Jan 2006 (W2)     Reserve?                              01 – Y
[DO NOT READ]                         02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                            Notes

Smokers who do not usually buy
their cigarettes on an Indian/First
Nation Reserve (PP4 ne 5)           Question wording edited in W4
Coverage changes to original
eligibility question (PP3) in W3;
see PP3

Coverage Changes                    Notes

Smokers who do not usually buy
their cigarettes on an Indian
Reserve (PP4 ne 5)                  Question added
PP6_X               Question                             Response Categories

About how many packs of cigarettes   01 – ENTER NUMBER OF
have you bought on a INDIAN          CIGARETTES ___ (PP6na_X range:
Jan 2006 (W2) -     RESERVE in the past 6 months?        0-1000)

02 – ENTER NUMBER OF PACKS
___ (PP6nb_X range: 0-1000)

03 – ENTER NUMBER OF
CARTONS ____ (PP6nc_X range: 0-
1000)
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                     Response Category Changes

About how many packs of cigarettes
have you bought on a FIRST           01 – ENTER NUMBER OF
July and Oct 2006   NATIONS RESERVE in the past 6        CIGARETTES ___ (PP6na_X range:
(W3)                months?                              0-1000)
PROBE: "A First Nations or Indian    02 – ENTER NUMBER OF PACKS
Reserve"                             ___ (PP6nb_X range: 0-1000)

03 – ENTER NUMBER OF
CARTONS ____ (PP6nc_X range: 0-
1000)

06 – DK
09 – R

About how many packs of cigarettes
have you bought on an Indian         01 – ENTER NUMBER (PP6num_X
Jan 2006 (W2)       Reserve in the past 6 months?        range: 0-1000)
[DO NOT READ]                        06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                           Notes
Smokers who have purchased
cigarettes on an Indian or First
Nations Reserve in the past 6
months (PP5=1)                     Question wording edited in W3
Coverage changes to original
eligibility question (PP3) in W3;
see PP3
Continuous Variable:
PP6num_X = response in packs
(assuming packs of 25
cigarettes)

Coverage Changes                   Notes
cigarettes (01) or cartons (03) at
W3; recoded packs response
option to 02 (from 01) and value
renamed PP6nb_X (from
PP6num_X)

Oct 2006: Reworded question
from 'Indian Reserve' to 'First
Nations Reserve' and probe
Continuous Variable:
PP6num_X = response in packs
(assuming packs of 25
cigarettes)

Smokers who have purchased
cigarettes on an Indian or First
Nations Reserve in the past 6
PP7_X             Question                           Response Categories

In the past 6 months, did you
purchase any cigarettes from the
Jan 2006 (W2) -   internet or through the mail?      01 – Y
[DO NOT READ]                      02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                   Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                             Notes

Smokers who do not usually buy       Coverage changes to original
their cigarettes from the internet   eligibility question (PP3) in W3;
or through the mail (PP3 ne 3)       see PP3

Coverage Changes                     Notes
PP8_X             Question                        Response Categories

About how many packs of cigarettes
have you bought over the INTERNET
Jan 2006 (W2) -   in the past 6 months?              01 – ENTER THE NUMBER ___

[DO NOT READ]                   06 – DK

09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                Response Category Changes

01 – ENTER NUMBER OF
CIGARETTES ___ (PP8na_X range:
July 2006 (W3)                                    0-1000)

02 – ENTER NUMBER OF PACKS
___ (PP8nb_X range: 0-1000)
03 – ENTER NUMBER OF
CARTONS ____ (PP8nc_X range: 0-
1000)
06 – DK
09 – R

About how many packs of cigarettes
have you bought over the INTERNET 01 – ENTER NUMBER (PP8num_X
Jan 2006 (W2)     in the past 6 months?              range: 0-1000)
[DO NOT READ]                      06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                          Notes
Smokers who have purchased
cigarettes over the internet or
mail in the past 6 months
(PP7=1)                           Question edits in W3
Coverage changes to original
eligibility question (PP3) in W3;
see PP3
Continuous Variable:
PP8num_X = response in packs
(assuming packs of 25
cigarettes)

Coverage Changes                  Notes
or cartons (03) at W3; recoded
packs response option to 02
(from 01) and value renamed
PP8nb_X (from PP8num_X)
Continuous Variable:
PP8num_X = response in packs
(assuming packs of 25
cigarettes)

Smokers who have purchased
cigarettes over the internet or
mail in the past 6 months
PP9_X             Question                              Response Categories

About how many packs of cigarettes    01 – ENTER NUMBER OF
have you bought through the MAIL in   CIGARETTES ___ (PP9na_X range:
Jan 2006 (W2) -   the past 6 months?                    0-1000)

02 – ENTER NUMBER OF PACKS
[DO NOT READ]                         ___ (PP9nb_X range: 0-1000)

03 – ENTER NUMBER OF
CARTONS ____ (PP9nc_X range: 0-
1000)
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes

01 – ENTER NUMBER OF
CIGARETTES ___ (PP9na_X range:
July 2006 (W3)                                          0-1000)

02 – ENTER NUMBER OF PACKS
___ (PP9nb_X range: 0-1000)
03 – ENTER NUMBER OF
CARTONS ____ (PP9nc_X range: 0-
1000)
06 – DK
09 – R

About how many packs of cigarettes
have you bought through the MAIL in   01 – ENTER NUMBER (PP9num_X
Jan 2006 (W2)     the past 6 months?                    range: 0-1000)
[DO NOT READ]                         06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                          Notes
Smokers who have purchased
cigarettes over the internet or
mail in the past 6 months
(PP7=1)                           Question edits in W3
Coverage changes to original
eligibility question (PP3) in W3;
see PP3
Continuous Variable:
PP9num_X = response in packs
(assuming packs of 25
cigarettes)

Coverage Changes                  Notes
or cartons (03) at W3; recoded
packs response option to 02
(from 01) and value renamed
PP9nb_X (from PP9num_X)
Continuous Variable:
PP9num_X = response in packs
(assuming packs of 25
cigarettes)

Smokers who have purchased
cigarettes over the internet or
mail in the past 6 months
PO1/PO1b_X           Question                                Response Categories

Over the past 7 days how often have
you been INSIDE a convenience
April 2008 (W6) -    store, corner store, or gas station?    01 – Not at all
PROBE: Did you go INSIDE for ANY
reason (if needed: not just to buy
cigarettes)?                            02 – One or two days
NOTE: If respondent indicates that
they have been to a gas station but
pay at the pump, code as "Not at all"   03 – Three to five days OR
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]                 04 – Six or seven days
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)          Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

April 2008 (W6)     Over the past 7 days how often have
renamed variable to you been INSIDE a convenience
PO1b_X              store, corner store, or gas station?
PROBE: Did you go INSIDE for ANY
reason (if needed: not just to buy
cigarettes)?
NOTE: If respondent indicates that
they have been to a gas station but
pay at the pump, code as "Not at all"

PROBE: Did you go for ANY reason (if
July 2007(W5)        needed: not just to buy cigarettes)?

Over the past 7 days how often have
you been to a convenience store,
Jan 2006 (W2)        corner store, or gas station?           01 – Not at all
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]                 02 – One or two days
03 – Three to five days OR
04 – Six or seven days
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage           Notes
Question revised in W5 and 6;
and variable renamed given
potential for different
All respondents    interpretation of question

Coverage Changes   Notes
Question and probe wording
revised to specify 'INSIDE'
(capitalized and underlined text),
renamed

PO5_X              Question                              Response Categories

On how many of these occasions did
July 2007 (W5) -   you purchase cigarettes?               01 - Not at all
Probe: On how many of your visits to
a convenience store, corner store, or
gas station in the past 7 days did you
purchase cigarettes?                   02 - One or two days
[READ CATEGORIES 1-4]                  03 - Three to five days OR
04 - Six or seven days
06 - DK
09 - R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage                          Notes
Current or self-report smokers
who have visited a corner
store/gas station in the past 7
days

Coverage Changes                  Notes
PO2_X             Question                                Response Categories

In the last 7 days, how often did you
notice cigarette packs or other
tobacco products displayed BEHIND
THE COUNTER at convenience
Jan 2006 (W2)     stores, corner stores, or gas stations? 01 – Never
PROBE:There is a province-wide
cigarette retail display ban [that came
into force May 31, 2008 but we are
looking to see if people are still seeing
cigarette packs or other tobacco
products BEHIND the counter at these
stores/gas stations.                      02 – Sometimes
[READ CATEGORIES 01 - 04]                 03 – Most of the time OR
04 – Always
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                          Response Category Changes
April 2008 (W6)   PROBE:There is a province-wide
cigarette retail display ban [that came
into force May 31, 2008 but we are
looking to see if people are still seeing
cigarette packs or other tobacco
products BEHIND the counter at these
stores/gas stations.
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                         Notes

All respondents who have been
to a convenience store, corner
store, or gas station in the past 7
days (PO1=2,3,4)                    Probe added in W6

Coverage Changes                 Notes

PO3_X             Question                               Response Categories

Again, in the last 7 days, how often did
you notice displays of cigarettes ON
Jan 2006 - June   THE COUNTER at convenience
2007 (W2-W4)      stores, corner stores, or gas stations? 01 – Never
[READ CATEGORIES 01 - 04]                02 – Sometimes
03 – Most of the time OR
04 – Always
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes

Again, in the last 7 days, how often did
you notice displays of cigarettes ON
THE COUNTER at convenience
July 2007 (W5)    stores, corner stores, or gas stations? 01 – Never
[READ CATEGORIES 01 - 04]                02 – Sometimes
03 – Most of the time OR
04 – Always
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                          Notes

All respondents who have been
to a convenience store, corner
store, or gas station in the past 7 Question added in W2 and
days (PO1=2,3,4)                    deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                  Notes

All respondents who have been
to a convenience store, corner
store, or gas station in the past 7
days                                Question deleted

PO4_X             Question                                 Response Categories
Again, in the last 7 days, how often did
you notice SIGNS OR POSTERS
TOBACCO COMPANIES at
convenience stores, corner stores, or
Jan 2006 (W2) -   gas stations?                            01 – Never
[READ CATEGORIES 01 - 04]                02 – Sometimes
03 – Most of the time OR
04 – Always
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                         Response Category Changes
Again, in the last 7 days, how often did
you notice SIGNS OR POSTERS
TOBACCO COMPANIES at
convenience stores, corner stores, or
April 2008 (W6)   gas stations?

Again, in the last 7 days, how often did
you notice SIGNS OR POSTERS
associated with cigarette brands or
tobacco companies at convenience
Jan 2006 (W2)     stores, corner stores, or gas stations? 01 – Never
02 – Sometimes
03 – Most of the time OR
04 – Always
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                          Notes

All respondents who have been
to a convenience store, corner
store, or gas station in the past 7 Question revised in W6; see
days (PO1=2,3,4)                    below

Coverage Changes                  Notes

Modified question wording from
“…associated with…” to
CIGARETTE BRANDS OR
TOBACCO COMPANIES

All respondents who have been
to a convenience store, corner
store, or gas station in the past 7
PO6a_X           Question                                  Response Categories

If Current 'not at all smoker' (SB1=4
and (SB3a=3 OR SB3<4)) SHOW
July 2007 (W5)   INTRO:                                    01 – a lot harder
“You indicate that you have smoked
cigarettes in the past.”                  02 – somewhat harder OR
Do you feel that seeing cigarettes in
stores makes it a lot harder,
somewhat harder, or not hard at all for
you to resist buying cigarettes?          03 – not hard at all?
PROBE (especially for long time
former smokers): We are asking this
question because some former
smokers are tempted to begin
smoking again when seeing cigarettes
in store.                                 06 – DK
[DO NOT READ]                             09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)      Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
If Current 'not at all smoker' (SB1=4
and (SB3a=3 OR SB3<4)) SHOW
July 2008 (W7)   INTRO:
“You indicate that you have smoked
cigarettes in the past.”
PROBE (especially for long time
former smokers): We are asking this
question because some former
smokers are tempted to begin
smoking again when seeing cigarettes
in store.

Do you feel that seeing cigarettes in
stores makes it a lot harder,
somewhat harder, or not hard at all for
July 2007 (W5)   you to resist buying cigarettes?        01 – a lot harder
[DO NOT READ]                           02 – somewhat harder OR
03 – not hard at all?
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                    Notes

Former smokers or current
smokers in a quit attempt   Edited in W7

Coverage Changes            Notes

Added intro for current, not at all

PO6b_X             Question                                Response Categories
If you were going to quit smoking, do
you feel that seeing cigarettes in
stores would make it a lot harder,
somewhat harder, or not hard at all for
July 2007 (W5) -   you to resist buying cigarettes?        01 – a lot harder
[DO NOT READ]                           02 – somewhat harder OR
03 – not hard at all?
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage                         Notes

Current or self-report smokers
not in a quit attempt

Coverage Changes                 Notes
ES1_X             Question                            Response Categories

Which of the following best describes
the smoking behaviours in your home 01 - No one smokes anywhere on the
Jan 2006 (W2) -   by the people who LIVE there….        property
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]               02 - No one smokes indoors at all
03 - People smoke in certain rooms
only
04 – People smoke except when
young children are present OR
05 - People smoke anywhere in the
home
06 – Both response 3 and 4: People
smoke in certain rooms except when
07 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                    Response Category Changes

06 – Both response 3 and 4: People
smoke in certain rooms except when
Jul 2007 (W5)                                         children present [DO NOT READ]
07 – DK

Which of the following best describes
the smoking behaviours in your home 01 - No one smokes anywhere on the
Jan 2006 (W2)     by the people who LIVE there….        property
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]               02 - No one smokes indoors at all
03 - People smoke in certain rooms
only
04 – People smoke except when
young children are present OR
05 - People smoke anywhere in the
home
06 - DK
09 – R
Coverage           Notes

All respondents    renumbered in W5; see below

Coverage Changes   Notes

subsequently renumbered to
category 07

[RF]
ES1b_X            Question                        Response Categories

Do you ever allow VISITORS to
Jan 2007 (W4) -   smoke inside your home?         01 – Y
02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                Response Category Changes
Jan 2007 (W4)
Coverage                         Notes
Respondents who live in homes
where inhabitants do not smoke
[ES1 = 1,2]

Coverage Changes                 Notes
ES2a_X            Question                           Response Categories

VISITORS, how often does someone
Jan 2006 (W2) -   smoke inside your home? Is it…     01 – Daily or almost every day

[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 6]            02 – Three or four times a week
03 – One or two times a week
04 – Less than once a week to once a
month
05 – Less than once a month OR
06 – Not at all
07 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                   Response Category Changes

VISITORS, how often does someone
Jan 2007 (W4)     smoke inside your home? Is it…

how often does someone smoke
Jan 2006 (W2)     inside your home? Is it…         01 – Daily or almost every day
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 6]          02 – Three or four times a week
03 – One or two times a week
04 – Less than once a week to once a
month
05 – Less than once a month OR
06 – Not at all
07 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                          Notes
Respondents who live in homes
where inhabitants do not smoke
[ES1 = 1,2] but allow visitors to
smoke inside their home [ES1b = Edits made to question and
1,6,9]                            coverage in W4; see below
Public use files treat ES2a and
ES2 as one variable, ES2

Coverage Changes                    Notes

Respondents who live in homes       wording (underlined text); and
where inhabitants do not smoke      coverage restricted to those who
[ES1 = 1,2] but allow visitors to   allow visitors to smoke inside
smoke inside their home [ES1b =     their home, incl DK/R in ES1b
1,6,9]                              (italicized text)

Respondents who live in homes
where inhabitants do not smoke
ES2b_X            Question                            Response Categories
Including YOURSELF, family
members and regular visitors, how
often does someone smoke inside
Jan 2006 (W6) -   your home? Is it…                   01 – Daily or almost every day

[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]             02 – Three or four times a week
03 – One or two times a week
04 – Less than once a week to once a
month OR
05 – Less than once a month
06 - No one EVER smokes inside your
home
07 - DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                    Response Category Changes

06 - No one EVER smokes inside your
Jan 2008 (W6)                                         home

07 - DK

Including YOURSELF, family
members and regular visitors, how
often does someone smoke inside
Jan 2006 (W2) -   your home? Is it…                   01 – Daily or almost every day
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]             02 – Three or four times a week
03 – One or two times a week
04 – Less than once a week to once a
month OR
05 – Less than once a month
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                        Notes

Respondents who live in homes   Edits to response categories 06
where people smoke [ES1 >2]     and 07 in W6
MDS COVERAGE: All               Public use files treat ES2a and
respondents in F4-F6            ES2 as one variable, ES2

Coverage Changes                Notes
MDS questionnaire (this is not
read to F1 - F3 respondents);
Respondents who live in homes   DK recoded to response
where people smoke [ES1 >2]     category 07
MDS COVERAGE: All
respondents

Respondents who live in homes
where people smoke [ES1 >2]     Question added
ES3_X             Question                               Response Categories
Which of the following best describes
the behaviours of people smoking in
the PRIVATE vehicle you travel in the
Jan 2006 (W2) -   most?                                  01 – No one ever smokes
02 – People smoke except when
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]                children are present
PROBE1: “That is, for everyone that 03 - People smoke when they are the
travels in the vehicle”                only person in the car
IF RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE
A CAR, PROBE2: “I am interested to
know about the vehicle that you travel 04 – People smoke whenever they
in the most”                           want OR
05 – I do not travel in a private vehicle
[USE PUBLIC TRANSIT]
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
PROBE1: “That is, for everyone that
July 2007(W5)     travels in the vehicle”
IF RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE
A CAR, Probe2: “I am interested to
know about the vehicle that you travel
in the most”

03 - People smoke when they are the
July 2006 (W3)                                            only person in the car

Which of the following best describes
the behaviours of people smoking in
the PRIVATE vehicle you travel in the
Jan 2006 (W2)     most?                                 01 – No one ever smokes
02 – People smoke except when
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]               children are present
03 - People smoke except when other
04 – People smoke whenever they
want OR
05 – I do not travel in a private vehicle
[USE PUBLIC TRANSIT]
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage           Notes

Question revised in W3 and 5;
All respondents    see below

Coverage Changes   Notes
2

Reworded response category 03

ES4_X             Question                            Response Categories

How often during the past 6 months
did you go to a restaurant? This
includes any restaurant with seating,
Jan 2006 (W2) -   except food courts. Would you say… 01 – More than once a week
PROBE: In Ontario, how often did you
go to a restaurant in the past 6
months?”                              03 – One to four times a month
04 – Less than once a month OR
05 – Not at all
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
PROBE: In Ontario, how often did you
go to a restaurant in the past 6
Jan 2007 (W4)     months?”

Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes

All respondents    Probe added in W4

Coverage Changes   Notes

ES5_X             Question                                   Response Categories
In the past 30 days, have you been
Jan 2006 - June   INSIDE a restaurant where other
2007 (W2 - W4)    people were smoking around you?            01 – Y
[DO NOT READ]                              02 – N
Probe: There is a province-wide
smoking ban [that came into force on
May 31, 2006]; but we are looking to
see if people are still being exposed to
second-hand-smoke inside.                  06 – DK
Probe2: In the past 30 days, have you
been inside a restaurant in Ontario
where other people were smoking
around you?                                09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                           Response Category Changes
In the past 30 days, have you been
INSIDE a restaurant where other
Jul 2007 (W5)     people were smoking around you?            01 – Y
[DO NOT READ]                              02 – N

Probe: There is a province-wide
smoking ban [that came into force on
May 31, 2006]; but we are looking to
see if people are still being exposed to
second-hand-smoke inside.                06 – DK
Probe2: In the past 30 days, have you
been inside a restaurant in Ontario
where other people were smoking
around you?                              09 – R

Probe2: In the past 30 days, have you
been inside a restaurant in Ontario
where other people were smoking
Jan 2007 (W4)     around you?

In the past 30 days, have you been
INSIDE a restaurant where other
Jul 2006 (W3)     people were smoking around you?
Probe: There is a province-wide
smoking ban [that came into force on
May 31, 2006]; but we are looking to
see if people are still being exposed to
second-hand-smoke inside.

In the past 30 days, have you been
inside a restaurant where other people
Jan 2006 (W2)     were smoking around you?               01 – Y
[DO NOT READ]                          02 – N
06 – DK
09 - R
Coverage                         Notes
Respondents who have been to a   Edits in W3 and 4; question
restaurant in the past 30 days   deleted from follow-up surveys at
[ES4<4]                          W5

Coverage Changes               Notes
Respondents who have been to a
restaurant in the past 30 days Deleted from F.UP surveys at
[ES4<4]                        W5

Stress placed on "INSIDE";

Respondents who have been to a
restaurant in the past 30 days
ES14_X             Question                                 Response Categories
In the past 30 days, when you have
been to a restaurant, how often were
you OUTSIDE on a PATIO? Would
July 2006 (W3) -   you say…                                 01 – Most of the time
Probe: Some patios provide heat
lamps and other protection to function
throughout the year                      02 – Some of the time
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 3]                  03 – Not at all
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
In the past 30 days, when you have
been to a restaurant, how often were
you OUTSIDE on a PATIO? Would
Jan 2008 (W6)      you say…
Probe: Some patios provide heat
lamps and other protection to function
throughout the year

In the past 30 days, when you have
been to a restaurant, how often did
you sit OUTSIDE on a PATIO? Would
July 2006 (W3)     you say…                            01 – Most of the time
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 3]             02 – Some of the time
03 – Not at all
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                       Notes

Respondents who have been to a
restaurant in the past 30 days Question added at W3; edit and
[ES4 NE 4,5]                   probe added in W6

Coverage Changes               Notes
wording from “…did you sit
OUTSIDE…” to “…were you...”
(underlined text)

Respondents who have been to a
restaurant in the past 30 days
ES15_X             Question                                 Response Categories
In the past 30 days, have you been
OUTSIDE on a PATIO of a restaurant
where other people were smoking
July 2006 (W3) -   around you?                              01 – Y
[DO NOT READ]                            02 – N
Probe: Some patios provide heat
lamps and other protection to function
throughout the year                      06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
Probe: Some patios provide heat
lamps and other protection to function
Jan 2008 (W6)      throughout the year

July 2006 (W3)
Coverage                         Notes

Respondents who have been to a
PATIO of a restaurant in the past Question added in W3; probe
30 days [ES14 NE 3]               added in W6

Coverage Changes                 Notes

ES6_X             Question                               Response Categories
How often during the past 6 months
did you go to a bar or tavern? Would
Jan 2006 (W2) -   you say…                               01 – More than once a week
Probe: In Ontario, how often did you
go to a bar or tavern in the past 6
months?”                               03 – One to four times a month
04 – Less than once a month OR
05 – I never go to bars or taverns
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
Probe: In Ontario, how often did you
go to a bar or tavern in the past 6
Jan 2007 (W4)     months?”

Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes

All respondents    Added probe in W4

Coverage Changes   Notes

ES7_X             Question                             Response Categories
In the past 30 days, have you been
INSIDE a bar or tavern where other
Jan 2006 (W2) -   people were smoking around you?      01 – Y
[DO NOT READ]                        02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                         Response Category Changes
PROBE2: In the past 30 days, have
you been inside a bar or tavern in
Ontario where other people were
Jan 2007 (W4)     smoking around you?
PROBE1: There is a province-wide
smoking ban [that came into force on
May 31, 2006]; but we are looking to
see if people are still being exposed to
Jul 2006 (W3)     second-hand-smoke inside.
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                          Notes
Respondents who have been to a
bar or tavern in the past 30 days
[ES6 NE 4,5]                      Probes added in W3 and 4

Coverage Changes                Notes

ES16_X             Question                                 Response Categories
In the past 30 days, when you have
been to the bar or tavern, how often
were you OUTSIDE on a PATIO?
July 2006 (W3) -   Would you say…                           01 – Most of the time
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 3]                  02 – Some of the time
PROBE: Some patios provide heat
lamps and other protection to function
throughout the year                      03 – Not at all
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
In the past 30 days, when you have
been to the bar or tavern, how often
were you OUTSIDE on a PATIO?
Jan 2008 (W6)      Would you say…
PROBE: Some patios provide heat
lamps and other protection to function
throughout the year

In the past 30 days, when you have
been to the bar or tavern, how often
did you sit OUTSIDE on a PATIO?
July 2006 (W3)     Would you say…                           01 – Most of the time
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 3]                  02 – Some of the time
03 – Not at all
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                         Notes

Respondents who have been to a
bar or tavern in the past 30 days Question added at W3; edit and
[ES6 NE 4,5]                      probe added in W6

Coverage Changes                 Notes
wording from “…did you sit
OUTSIDE…” to “…were you...”
(underlined text)

Respondents who have been to a
bar or tavern in the past 30 days
ES17_X              Question                                 Response Categories
In the past 30 days, have you been
OUTSIDE on a PATIO of a bar or
tavern where other people were
July 2006 (W3) -    smoking around you?                      01 – Y
[DO NOT READ]                            02 – N
PROBE: Some patios provide heat
lamps and other protection to function
throughout the year                      06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
PROBE: Some patios provide heat
lamps and other protection to function
January 2008 (W6)   throughout the year

July 2006 (W3)
Coverage                       Notes

Respondents who have been to a
PATIO of a bar or tavern in the Question added in W3; probe
past 30 days [ES16 NE 3]        added in W6

Coverage Changes               Notes

ES8_X             Question                                Response Categories
First, do you work for pay outside your
Jan 2006 (W2) -   home?                                   01 –Y
[DO NOT READ]                           02 – N
03 – Do not work for pay
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2) -
Coverage           Notes

All respondents

Coverage Changes   Notes
ES12_X            Question                                Response Categories
Over the past 6 months, that is since
[ANCHOR], has your job or position
Jan 2006 (W2) -   changed?                                01 – Y
[DO NOT READ]                           02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                       Notes

Respondents who work for pay
outside the home [ES8=1]

Coverage Changes               Notes
ES9_X             Question                             Response Categories
When you are at work, where do you
Jan 2006 (W2) -   spend most of your time? Are you …   01 – Mainly indoors
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 3]              02 – Mainly in a vehicle OR
03 – Mainly outdoors
04 – Equally indoors and outdoors
05 - Equally indoors and in a vehicle
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
05 - Equally indoors and in a vehicle
July 2007 (W5)                                         [DO NOT READ]

When you are at work, where do you
Jan 2006 (W2)     spend most of your time? Are you …   01 – Mainly indoors
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 3]              02 – Mainly in a vehicle OR
03 – Mainly outdoors
04 – Equally indoors and outdoors
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                       Notes
Respondents who work outside
the home [ES8=1]               Question edited in W5

Coverage Changes               Notes

Respondents who work outside
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ES10a_X           Question                               Response Categories

Jan 2006 - June   Which of the following describes the   01 - smoking is allowed anywhere
2006 (W2)         policy on smoking where you work?      inside or out

02 - smoking is allowed only in certain

03 - smoking is only allowed outside
04 - smoking is not allowed anywhere
on the property
05 - there are no specific rules or
policies
06 - DK
09 - R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes

Which of the following describes the   01 - smoking is allowed anywhere
July 2007 (W3)    policy on smoking where you work?      inside or out
02 - smoking is allowed only in certain

03 - smoking is only allowed outside
04 - smoking is not allowed anywhere
on the property
05 - there are no specific rules or
policies
06 - DK
09 - R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                       Notes
Respondents who work mainly
indoors and those who work
equally indoors and outdoors   Question deleted in W3; revised
[ES9=1,4]                      to ES20a in W3

Note!: Variable ES10a renamed
ES20a given W3 revisions

Coverage Changes               Notes
Respondents who work mainly
indoors and those who work
equally indoors and outdoors   Question deleted and instead
[ES9=1,4]                      revised to ES20a

ES20a_X             Question                               Response Categories

Which of the following describes the
policy on smoking INDOORS where         01 - smoking is allowed anywhere
July 2006 (W3) -    you work?                              indoors
02 - smoking is allowed only in certain
Probe: There is a province-wide
smoking ban [that came into force on
May 31, 2006]; but not all indoor    03 - smoking is not allowed anywhere
workplaces are covered.              indoors OR
04 - there are no specific rules or
Probe2: For example, hotel rooms     policies for smoking indoors
05 - Do not work indoors [DO NOT
06 - DK
09 - R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                       Response Category Changes

05 - Do not work indoors [DO NOT

Which of the following describes the
policy on smoking INDOORS where         01 - smoking is allowed anywhere
July 2006 (W3)      you work?                              indoors
02 - smoking is allowed only in certain
Probe: There is a province-wide
smoking ban [that came into force on
May 31, 2006]; but not all indoor    03 - smoking is not allowed anywhere
workplaces are covered.              indoors OR
04 - there are no specific rules or
Probe2: For example, hotel rooms     policies for smoking indoors

06 - DK
09 - R
Coverage                          Notes
Respondents who spend the
majority of their time at work    Variable renamed ES20a in July
indoors or outdoors               2006 (W3); response category

Coverage Changes                  Notes
Respondents who spend the         Question response category
majority of their time at work    added; coverage extended to
indoors or outdoors               include those who work indoors
(ES9=1,3,4,5)                     and in a vehicle (ES9=5)

Respondents who spend the
majority of their time at work    Question added; revised from
indoors or outdoors (ES9=1,3,4)   ES10a

Compared to ES10a:

Question wording revised to
"...smoking INDOORS" from
"...smoking where you work"
Response categories revised to
be specific to "INDOORS"
Coverage revised to include all
indoor and outdoor workers
ES10b_X           Question                               Response Categories

Jan 2006 - June   Which of the following describes the
2006 (W2)         policy on smoking where you work?      01 - smoking is allowed anywhere

02 - smoking is allowed only in certain
03 - smoking is not allowed anywhere
on the property OR
04 - there are no specific rules or
policies
06 - DK
09 - R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes

Which of the following describes the
July 2007 (W3)    policy on smoking where you work?      01 - smoking is allowed anywhere
02 - smoking is allowed only in certain
03 - smoking is not allowed anywhere
on the property OR
04 - there are no specific rules or
policies
06 - DK
09 - R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes
All respondents who work mainly
outdoors, and those who work
equally indoors and outdoors    Question deleted in W3; revised
[ES9=3,4]                       to ES20b in W3

Note!: Variable ES10b renamed
ES20b given W3 revisions

Coverage Changes                Notes
All respondents who work mainly
outdoors, and those who work
equally indoors and outdoors
[ES9=3,4]                       Question deleted

ES20b_X            Question                          Response Categories

Which of the following describes the
policy on smoking OUTDOORS where 01 - smoking is allowed anywhere
July 2006 (W3) -   you work?                            outdoors on the property

02 - smoking is allowed only in certain
[READ CATEGORIES 1-4]             areas outdoors on the property
03 - smoking is not allowed anywhere
on the property
04 - there are no specific rules or
policies for smoking outdoors
06 - DK
09 - R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                  Response Category Changes

Which of the following describes the
policy on smoking OUTDOORS where 01 - smoking is allowed anywhere
July 2006 (W3)     you work?                            outdoors on the property

02 - smoking is allowed only in certain
areas outdoors on the property
03 - smoking is not allowed anywhere
on the property
04 - there are no specific rules or
policies for smoking outdoors
06 - DK
09 - R
Coverage                          Notes

Respondents who spend the         Question added in W3, revised
majority of their time at work    from ES10b; see addition of
indoors or outdoors (ES9=1,3,4)   response category in (W4)

Note!: Variable ES10b renamed
ES20b with W3 revisions as
this a new question

Coverage Changes                  Notes

Respondents who spend the
majority of their time at work    Question added; revised from
indoors or outdoors (ES9=1,3,4)   ES10b

Response categories revised to
be specific to "OUTDOORS"
Coverage revised to include all
indoor and outdoor workers
ES22_X                Question                             Response Categories

Is smoking allowed around doorways
July 2007 (W5) -      to your workplace?                   01 – Yes
[DO NOT READ]                        02 – No
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)           Question Changes                     Response Category Changes

July 2008 - Oct 21,
2008 (W7)

July 2007 (W5)
Coverage                          Notes

Respondents who work mainly
indoors or outdoors [ES9=1,3,4]
(however, excludes those who
work "mainly indoors and in a     CATI coding error in W7; see
vehicle" [ES9=5])                 below

Coverage Changes                  Notes
CATI coding error deleted IF
statement in ES20a to direct
'mainly indoors and in a vehicle'
workers to ES10c; this was
rectified and the IF statement put
Respondents who work mainly       back in the code on Oct 21,
indoors or outdoors [ES9=1,3,4], 2008. Thus, this group is
including those who work "mainly included in this coverage for
indoors and in a vehicle" [ES9=5] several months in W7

ES10c_X               Question                                Response Categories

Which of the following describes the
policy or rules on smoking inside the   01 – Smoking is allowed inside the
July 2005 (W2) -      vehicle in which you work?              vehicle;
02 – Smoking is not allowed inside the
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 3]                 vehicle OR
03 – There are no specific rules or
policies
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)           Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

July 2008 - Oct 21,
2008 (W7)

July 2007 (W5)

Which of the following describes the
policy or rules on smoking inside the   01 – Smoking is allowed inside the
Jan 2006 (W2)         vehicle in which you work?              vehicle;
02 – Smoking is not allowed inside the
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 3]                 vehicle OR
03 – There are no specific rules or
policies
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                          Notes
Respondents who work mainly in
a vehicle or those who work
"mainly indoors and in a vehicle" Question coverage edits in W5,7;
[ES9=2,5]                         see below

Coverage Changes               Notes
CATI coding error deleted IF
statement in ES20a to direct
'mainly indoors and in a vehicle'
workers to ES10c; this was
rectified and the IF statement put
back in the code on Oct 21,
2008. Thus, this group is
Respondents who work mainly in excluded for several months in
a vehicle [ES9=2]              W7

Respondents who work mainly in
a vehicle or those who work       Expanded coverage to include
"mainly indoors and in a vehicle" "those who work indoors and in a
[ES9=2,5]                         vehicle"

Respondents who work mainly in
ES11_X            Question                                Response Categories
In the past 30 days, have you been
exposed to other people’s smoke at
Jan 2006 (W2) -   work?                                   01 – Y
[DO NOT READ]                           02 – N
PROBE1: There is a province-wide
smoking ban [that came into force on
May 31, 2006]; but not all workplaces
are covered.                            03 – Do not work
PROBE2: For example, outdoor
workplaces and some indoor
workplaces like hotel rooms             06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
PROBE1: There is a province-wide
smoking ban [that came into force on
May 31, 2006]; but not all workplaces
July 2006 (W3)    are covered.
PROBE2: For example, outdoor
workplaces and some indoor
workplaces like hotel rooms
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                       Notes

Respondents who work outside   See additon of interviewer
the home [ES8=1]               probes below

Coverage Changes               Notes

ES13_X          Question                             Response Categories
Over the past 6 months, how have the
smoking policies changed at your
Jan 2006 (W2)   workplace? Would you say…            01 – There have been no changes
02 – There are FEWER restrictions on
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 3]              smoking OR
03 – There are MORE restrictions on
smoking
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)     Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                       Notes

Respondents who work outside
the home [ES8=1]

Coverage Changes               Notes
ES18_X            Question                                 Response Categories
In the past 30 days, have you been
exposed to other people’s smoke in
Jan 2007 (W4) -   ANY INDOOR public place ...?             01 – Y

IF (ES8intro=2 or 3) AND ((ES4 NE 4 |
ES4 NE 5) AND (ES6 NE 4| ES6 NE
5)) THEN SHOW: “...OTHER than in
bars or restaurants?”                 02 – N
IF (ES8intro=1 or 6 or 9) AND (ES4=4
or 5) AND (ES6=4 or 5) THEN
SHOW: “...OTHER than your
workplace?”                           06 – DK
IF (ES8intro=2 or 3) AND (ES4=4 or
5) AND (ES6=4 or 5) THEN ONLY
SHOW: public place?”                  09 – R
PROBE: For example, in a sport
complex or concert hall
PROBE2: “By being exposed, I mean
even just noticing someone else’s
tobacco smoke”
NOTE: Outdoor enclosed spaces are
outdoors unless there is a door that
physically separates the two
environments

IF NEED TO DEFINE
INDOOR/OUTDOOR: “Does the [bus
shelter/building/etc] have a door that
closes completely? If yes, then
“indoor”, if no, then “outdoor”
EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                         Response Category Changes

In the past 30 days, have you been
exposed to other people’s smoke in
Jan 2008 (W6)     ANY INDOOR public place,
IF ES8intro=1 AND (ES4=1,2,3,6,9
OR ES6=1,2,3,6,9) [work outside the
home and have been to
bar/restaurant in past month; includes
D/K,R] THEN SHOW: “OTHER than
your workplace, or in bars or
restaurants?”

IF ES8intro>1 AND (ES4<=3 OR
ES6<=3) [do NOT work outside the
home and have been to
bar/restaurant in past month; includes
D/K,R] THEN SHOW: “OTHER than
in bars or restaurants?”
IF ES8intro=1 AND (ES4=4,5 OR
ES6=4,5) [work outside the home but
have NOT been to bar/restaurant in
past month] THEN SHOW: “OTHER

PROBE2: “By being exposed, I mean
even just noticing someone else’s
July 2007 (W5)   tobacco smoke”
NOTE: Outdoor enclosed spaces are
outdoors unless there is a door that
physically separates the two
environments

IF NEED TO DEFINE
INDOOR/OUTDOOR: “Does the [bus
shelter/building/etc] have a door that
closes completely? If yes, then
“indoor”, if no, then “outdoor”

In the past 30 days, have you been
exposed to other people’s smoke in
ANY INDOOR public place, other than
your workplace, or in bars or
Jan 2007 (W4)    restaurants?                        01 – Y

PROBE: For example, in a sport
complex or concert hall                  02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage           Notes
revised in waves 5 and 6; see
All respondents    below

NOTE: Jan - Apr 2007 ES18 and
19 came before ES13; revised on
Apr 2, 2007 for better flow

Coverage Changes   Notes
Differential question wording
original question in W6 based on
to previous questions
Interviewer probe, note and

NOTE: Jan - Apr 2007 ES18 and
19 came before ES13; revised on
Apr 2, 2007 for better flow
ES19_X            Question                                 Response Categories
Jan 2007 (W4) -   In the past 30 days, have you been       01 – Y
exposed to other people’s smoke in
ANY OUTDOOR public place ...?
IF ES8intro=1 AND (ES4<=3 OR             02 – N
ES6<=3) THEN SHOW: “...OTHER
than your workplace, or in bars or
restaurants?”
06 – DK
IF ES8intro>1 AND (ES4<=3 OR             09 – R
ES6<=3) THEN SHOW: “...OTHER
than in bars or restaurants?”

IF ES8intro=1 AND (ES4>3 OR
ES6>3) THEN SHOW: “... OTHER

PROBE: For example, in a park, or on
the sidewalk
PROBE2: “By being exposed, I mean
even just noticing someone else’s
tobacco smoke”
NOTE: Outdoor enclosed spaces are
outdoors unless there is a door that
physically separates the two
environments
IF NEED TO DEFINE
INDOOR/OUTDOOR: “Does the [bus
shelter/building/etc] have a door that
closes completely? If yes, then
“indoor”, if no, then “outdoor”

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
Jan 2008 (W6)     In the past 30 days, have you been
exposed to other people’s smoke in
ANY OUTDOOR public place,
IF ES8intro=1 AND (ES4<=3 OR
ES6<=3) [work outside the home and
have been to bar/restaurant in past
month] THEN SHOW: “OTHER than
your workplace, or in bars or
restaurants?”

IF ES8intro>1 AND (ES4<=3 OR
ES6<=3) [do NOT work outside the
home and have been to
bar/restaurant in past month] THEN
SHOW: “OTHER than in bars or
restaurants?”
IF ES8intro=1 AND (ES4>3 OR
ES6>3) [work outside the home but
have NOT been to bar/restaurant in
past month] THEN SHOW: “OTHER

July 2007 (W5)   PROBE2: “By being exposed, I mean
even just noticing someone else’s
tobacco smoke”
NOTE: Outdoor enclosed spaces are
outdoors unless there is a door that
physically separates the two
environments
IF NEED TO DEFINE
INDOOR/OUTDOOR: “Does the [bus
shelter/building/etc] have a door that
closes completely? If yes, then
“indoor”, if no, then “outdoor”

Jan 2007 (W4)    In the past 30 days, have you been   01 – Y
exposed to other people’s smoke in
ANY OUTDOOR public place, other
than your workplace, or on patios of
bars or restaurants?
PROBE: For example, in a park, or on 02 – N
the sidewalk

06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage           Notes
All respondents    Question added in W4 and
revised in waves 5 and 6; see
below

NOTE: Jan - Apr 2007 ES18 and
19 came before ES13; revised on
Apr 2, 2007 for better flow

Coverage Changes   Notes
Differential question wording
previous questions
Second interviewer probe,
interviewer note and question

NOTE: Jan - Apr 2007 ES18 and
19 came before ES13; revised on
Apr 2, 2007 for better flow
TY1_X               Question                             Response Categories

Jan 2006 - June     When non-smokers visit you in your
2007 (W1-W4)        home, do you…                        01 – Not smoke at all

[READ CATEGORIES 1-3]                02 – Ask if they mind if you smoke
OR
03 – Just go ahead and smoke
04 - I go outside to smoke [DO NOT
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                     Response Category Changes

When non-smokers visit you in your
July 2008 (W5)      home, do you…                        01 – Not smoke at all
[READ CATEGORIES 1-3]                02 – Ask if they mind if you smoke
OR
03 – Just go ahead and smoke
04 - I go outside to smoke [DO NOT
06 – DK
09 – R

January 2007 (W4)

04: I go outside to smoke [DO NOT

When non-smokers visit you in your
Jan 2006 (W2)       home, do you…                        01 – Not smoke at all
[READ CATEGORIES 1-3]                02 – Ask if they mind if you smoke
OR
03 – Just go ahead and smoke
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                          Notes
Current or self report smokers
(100+) who allow smoking inside   Question and coverage revised
their home [ES1=3,4,5,6,9 or      in W3 and 4; deleted in W5; see
ES1b=1,6,9]                       below
NOTE: PUF datafiles code
response category 04 as 01

Coverage Changes                Notes
Current or self report smokers
(100+) who allow smoking inside
their home [ES1=3,4,5,6,9 or
ES1b=1,6,9]                     Question deleted

Current or self report smokers
(100+) who allow smoking inside Question coverage restricted to
their home [ES1=3,4,5,6,9 or    those who allow smoking inside
ES1b=1,6,9]                     their home (italicized text)
PUF datafiles code this response
as 01

Current or self report smokers
TY2_X             Question                       Response Categories
There are enough controls on
Jan 2006 - June   smoking, and we should leave
2007 (W2-W4)      smokers alone. Do you…         01 – Strongly agree
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]        02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes               Response Category Changes
There are enough controls on
smoking, and we should leave
July 2007 (W5)    smokers alone. Do you…         01 – Strongly agree
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]        02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes

All respondents    deleted in W5

Coverage Changes   Notes

All respondents    Question deleted

TY3_X             Question                              Response Categories
Restrictions should be increased to
Jan 2006 (W2) -   help smokers quit. Do you…            01 – Strongly agree
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]               02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes

All respondents

Coverage Changes   Notes
TY4_X             Question                              Response Categories
Restrictions have gone too far, and
Jan 2006 - June   smokers need to start standing up for
2007 (W2-W4)      their rights. Do you…                 01 – Strongly agree
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]               02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
Restrictions have gone too far, and
smokers need to start standing up for
July 2007 (W5)    their rights. Do you…                 01 – Strongly agree
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]               02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes

All respondents    deleted in W5

Coverage Changes   Notes

All respondents    Question deleted

TY5_X             Question                            Response Categories
Which of the following statements
Jan 2006 - June   best describes how you feel about
2007 (W2-W4)      smoking around non-smokers…         01 – You tend to avoid smoking

[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 3]             02 – You ask if it’s OK to smoke OR
03 – You feel that if non-smokers do
not like your smoke, they can go
somewhere else.
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
Which of the following statements
best describes how you feel about
July 2007 (W5)    smoking around non-smokers…         01 – You tend to avoid smoking

[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 3]             02 – You ask if it’s OK to smoke OR
03 – You feel that if non-smokers do
not like your smoke, they can go
somewhere else.
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                         Notes

Current or self report smokers   Question added in W2 and
(100+)                           deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                 Notes

Current or self report smokers
(100+)                           Question deleted

TY6_X             Question                              Response Categories
Do you care if most people know you
Jan 2006 (W2) -   smoke?                                01 – Y
[DO NOT READ]                         02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                         Notes
Current or self report smokers
(100+)

Coverage Changes                 Notes
TY7_X             Question                              Response Categories
Jan 2006 - June   You enjoy smoking. Is this a reason
2007 (W2-W4)      you smoke?                            01 – Y
[DO NOT READ]                         02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
You enjoy smoking. Is this a reason
July 2007 (W5)    you smoke?                            01 – Y
[DO NOT READ]                         02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                         Notes
Current or self report smokers   Question added in W2 and
(100+)                           deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                 Notes
Current or self report smokers
(100+)                           Question deleted

TY8_X             Question                              Response Categories
Everything possible should be done to
Jan 2006 (W2) -   reduce smoking. Do you…               01 – Strongly agree
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]               02 – Somewhat agree
03 – Somewhat disagree OR
04 – Strongly disagree
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes

All respondents

Coverage Changes   Notes
TY9_X             Question                                Response Categories
How easy or difficult would it be for
Jan 2006 - June   you to ask someone not to smoke in
2007 (W2-W4)      your home?                              01 – Very easy
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]                 02 – Somewhat easy
03 – Somewhat difficult
04 – Very difficult OR
05 – You don’t mind if people smoke
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes
How easy or difficult would it be for
you to ask someone not to smoke in
July 2007 (W5)    your home?                              01 – Very easy
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]                 02 – Somewhat easy
03 – Somewhat difficult
04 – Very difficult OR
05 – You don’t mind if people smoke
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes
Former smokers or those who
cigarettes                      deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                Notes
Former smokers or those who
cigarettes                      Question deleted

TY10_X            Question                              Response Categories
How easy or difficult would it be for
you to ask someone not to smoke in a
Jan 2006 (W2) -   non-smoking area?                     01 – Very easy
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]               02 – Somewhat easy
03 – Somewhat difficult
04 – Very difficult OR
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes
Former smokers or those who
cigarettes

Coverage Changes                Notes
TY11_X            Question                              Response Categories
If someone was smoking in a non-
smoking area of a public place, how
likely are you to make a face, a
coughing noise, a loud comment, or
Jan 2006 - June   some other signal to get them to
2007 (W2-W4)      realise that it is bothering you?     01 – Very likely
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]               02 – Somewhat likely
03 – Somewhat unlikely
04 – Very unlikely OR
05 – You are not bothered by others’
smoke
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
If someone was smoking in a non-
smoking area of a public place, how
likely are you to make a face, a
coughing noise, a loud comment, or
some other signal to get them to
July 2007 (W5)    realise that it is bothering you?     01 – Very likely
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]               02 – Somewhat likely
03 – Somewhat unlikely
04 – Very unlikely OR
05 – You are not bothered by others’
smoke
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes

Former smokers or those who
cigarettes                      deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                Notes

Former smokers or those who
cigarettes                      Question deleted

TY12_X            Question                                Response Categories
How likely are you to approach that
Jan 2006 - June   person and point out that they are in a
2007 (W2-W4)      non-smoking area?                       01 – Very likely
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]                 02 – Somewhat likely
03 – Somewhat unlikely
04 – Very unlikely OR
05 – You are not bothered by others’
smoke
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes

How likely are you to approach that
person and point out that they are in a
July 2007 (W5)    non-smoking area?                       01 – Very likely
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]                 02 – Somewhat likely
03 – Somewhat unlikely
04 – Very unlikely OR
05 – You are not bothered by others’
smoke
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                          Notes
Former smokers or those who
cigarettes                        deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                    Notes
Self-report not at all smokers that
have not smoked in the past
month, never smokers, or those
who have not smoked 100+

TY13_X              Question                             Response Categories
In the past year, have you sat in a
Jan 2006 - Jan 2007 smoking area of a restaurant because
(W2-W3)             you were with a smoker?              01- Y
02- N
06- DK
09- R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
In the past year, have you sat in a
smoking area of a restaurant because
Jan 2007 (W4)      you were with a smoker?              01- Y
02- N
06- DK
09- R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes
Former smokers or those who
cigarettes                      deleted in W4

Coverage Changes                Notes
Former smokers or those who
cigarettes                      Question deleted

TY14_X              Question                                  Response Categories
Suppose you arrive at a restaurant
and find that the only free tables are in
Jan 2006 - June     the smoking section. Do you think you 01 – Take a table in the smoking
2007 (W2-W4)        would…                                    section right away
02 – Be willing to wait up to 15
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 3]                   minutes OR
03 – Leave and go to another
restaurant
04 – I do not travel [DO NOT READ]
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

Suppose you were traveling in a place
where smoking was allowed in
restaurants, and when you arrived at a
restaurant you found that the only free
tables were in the smoking section.     01 – Take a table in the smoking
July 2007 (W5)      Do you think you would …..              section right away
02 – Be willing to wait up to 15
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 3]                 minutes OR
03 – Leave and go to another
restaurant
04 – I do not travel [DO NOT READ]
06 – DK
09 – R

Suppose you were traveling in a place
where smoking was allowed in
restaurants, and when you arrived at a
restaurant you found that the only free
tables were in the smoking section.
January 2007 (W4)   Do you think you would …..              04 - I do not travel [DO NOT READ]

Suppose you arrive at a restaurant
and find that the only free tables are in
the smoking section. Do you think         01 – Take a table in the smoking
Jan 2006 (W2)       you would..                               section right away
02 – Be willing to wait up to 15
minutes OR
03 – Leave and go to another
restaurant
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage                        Notes

Former smokers or those who
cigarettes                      in W4 and deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                Notes

Former smokers or those who
cigarettes                      Question deleted

Question wording revised to
hypothetical travel question to
account for smoke-free
legislation in Ontario; and

Former smokers or those who
TI1_X             Question                               Response Categories
In the last 6 months, that is since
[ANCHOR], have you noticed signs,
posters or branded items in bars,
pubs or clubs promoting cigarettes or
tobacco products [PROMPTS: ..
branded items, temporary displays, or
cigarette girls/boys in bars, pubs, or
Jan 2006 - June   clubs promoting cigarettes or tobacco
2007 (W2-W4)      products]                              01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               02 – N
03 – Have not been to bar or tavern in
the last 6 months
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
In the last 6 months, that is since
[ANCHOR], have you noticed signs,
posters or branded items in bars,
pubs or clubs promoting cigarettes or
tobacco products [PROMPTS: ..
branded items, temporary displays, or
cigarette girls/boys in bars, pubs, or
clubs promoting cigarettes or tobacco
July 2007 (W5)    products]                              01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               02 – N
03 – Have not been to bar or tavern in
the last 6 months
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes

Respondents frequenting bars or
taverns in the past 6 months    Question added in W2 and
[ES6<5]                         deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                Notes

Respondents frequenting bars or
taverns in the past 6 months
[ES6<5]                         Question deleted

TI2_X             Question                              Response Categories

In the last 6 months, have you been to
a club or bar event sponsored by a
Jan 2006 - June   tobacco company [for example Definiti
2007 (W2-W4)      event/Extreme Music Series event]? 01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes

In the last 6 months, have you been to
a club or bar event sponsored by a
tobacco company [for example Definiti
July 2007 (W5)    event/Extreme Music Series event]? 01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                        Notes

Respondents frequenting bars or
taverns in the past 6 months    Question added in W2 and
[ES6<5 AND TI1 NE 3]            deleted in W5

Coverage Changes                Notes

Respondents frequenting bars or
taverns in the past 6 months
[ES6<5 AND TI1 NE 3]            Question deleted

TI3_X             Question                               Response Categories
In the last 6 months, have you been to
a sporting event sponsored by a
Jan 2006 - June   tobacco company [for example
2007 (W2-W4)      Extreme Sports event]?                 01 – Y
02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
In the last 6 months, have you been to
a sporting event sponsored by a
tobacco company [for example
July 2007 (W5)    Extreme Sports event]?                 01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               02 – N
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes

All respondents    deleted in W5

Coverage Changes   Notes

All respondents    Question deleted

TI4_X              Question                             Response Categories
Have you seen any advertising of
tobacco products in the last 30 days:
those that focus on Canadian people
or stories such as MacLeans,
July 2007 (W5) -   Digest.                               01 – Yes

NOTE: See help for sample list of
[DO NOT READ]                        06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage           Notes

Note: Interviewers are provided
with a suggested list of Canadian
magazines (see questionnaires
All respondents    for W5 and W6)
The MDS (F4-F6) has a
combined version of TI4 and TI5
to minimise questions – variable
TI6

Coverage Changes   Notes
TI5_X              Question                              Response Categories
Have you seen any advertising of
tobacco products in the last 30 days:
in Canadian buses or subway stations
July 2007 (W5) -   or on outdoor billboards?             01 – Yes
[DO NOT READ]                         02 – No
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                   Response Category Changes
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage           Notes
The MDS (F4-F6) has a
combined version of TI4 and TI5
to minimise questions – variable
All respondents    TI6

Coverage Changes   Notes
TI6_X             Question                               Response Categories

Have you seen any advertising of
tobacco products in the last 30 days?
Please include anything you may have
seen on billboards or the internet, in a
newspaper or magazine, or posted in
Jan 2008 (W6) -   bars or stores.                          01 – Yes
[DO NOT READ]                            02 – No
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes

Jan 2008 (W6) -
Coverage                  Notes

Question on MDS only - a
All respondents (F4-F6)   combination of TI4 and TI5
SURVEYS: F4 - F6

Coverage Changes          Notes

MM1_X             Question                            Response Categories

related to smoking or tobacco
companies that might have been on
TV, radio, or in the newspapers. In
the past 30 days, that is since
[ANCHOR] how often have you seen
Jan 2006 (W2) -   or heard a news story about smoking? 01 – Never
[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 4]              02 – Sometimes
03 – Often OR
04 – Very often

05 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes

All respondents

Coverage Changes   Notes
MM2_X             Question                           Response Categories
Jan 2006 (W2) -   medications like the patch or gum? 01 – Y
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
DAYS…”                             02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                  Response Category Changes
INTERVIEWER NOTE: if necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
Jan 2007 (W4)     DAYS…”

Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes

All respondents

Coverage Changes   Notes

MM3_X               Question                              Response Categories
An ad showing kids putting up a
Jan 2006 - Dec 2007 banner with facts about smoking and
(W2-W5)             the slogan “stupid.ca”?               01 – Y

INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
DAYS…”                            02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
An ad showing kids putting up a
banner with facts about smoking and
Jan 2008 (W6)       the slogan “stupid.ca”?             01 – Y
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
DAYS…”                              02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
January 2007 (W4)   DAYS…”
An ad showing kids putting up a
banner with facts about smoking and
June 2006 (W2)      the slogan “stupid.ca”?
with the message: "What's more
Jan 2006 (W2)       stupid"?                            01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]            02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R
Coverage           Notes

All respondents    late in W2 and deleted in W6
Note: Mass media questions
change throughout the waves as
the current campaigns and
slogans change

Coverage Changes   Notes

All respondents    Question deleted

Question revised to capture
creative for new MM campaign

MM4_X               Question                              Response Categories
dying of second hand smoke with the
Jan - Feb 1, 2006   message: "Support a smoke-free
(W2)                Ontario"?                             01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
dying of second hand smoke with the
message: "Support a smoke-free
Feb 2006 (W2)       Ontario"?                             01 – Y
02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes
The question was deleted in
February 2006; thus there was 1
month of data collection for this
All respondents    question in W2

Coverage Changes   Notes

All respondents    Question deleted

MM5_X            Question                            Response Categories

(W2)             who's trying to quit smoking?       01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]            02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)      Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
May 2006 (W2)    who's trying to quit smoking?       01 – Y
02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes

The question was deleted in May
2006; thus there is approximately
five instead of 6 months of data
All respondents    collection for this question in W2

Coverage Changes   Notes

All respondents    Question deleted

MM6_X               Question                                Response Categories

An ad showing smoke-rings with the
Jan - Feb 1, 2006   message: "Don't let the children be a
(W2)                target, make your home smoke-free"      01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]                02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

An ad showing smoke-rings with the
message: "Don't let the children be a
Feb 2006 (W2)       target, make your home smoke-free"      01 – Y
02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes
The question was deleted in
February 2006; thus there was 1
month of data collection for this
All respondents    question in W2

Coverage Changes   Notes

All respondents    Question deleted

MM7_X            Question                              Response Categories
An ad showing people overcoming life
challenges, including throwing away a
Feb 2006 - Dec   pack of cigarettes with the message:
2007 (W2-W5)     "you have it in you".                 01 – Y
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
DAYS…”                                02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)      Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
An ad showing people overcoming life
challenges, including throwing away a
pack of cigarettes with the message:
Jan 2008 (W6)    "you have it in you".                 01 – Y
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
DAYS…”                                02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
Jan 2007 (W4)    DAYS…”
Feb 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes

Question added in W2; deleted in
All respondents    W6

Coverage Changes   Notes

All respondents    Question deleted

MM8_X            Question                              Response Categories

An ad showing different people seeing
Feb 2006 - Dec   connected to quitting smoking with the
2007 (W2-W5)     message: "what's your quit date?"      01 – Y
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
DAYS…”                                 02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)      Question Changes                      Response Category Changes

An ad showing different people seeing
connected to quitting smoking with the
Jan 2008 (W6)    message: "what's your quit date?"      01 – Y
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
DAYS…”                                 02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
Jan 2007 (W4)    DAYS…”
Feb 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes

Question added in W2; deleted in
All respondents    W6

Coverage Changes   Notes

All respondents    Question deleted

MM9_X            Question                             Response Categories

May 2006 - Dec   to her former boss about how second-
2006 (W2-W3)     hand-smoke has affected her health? 01-Y
02-N
03- Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)      Question Changes                     Response Category Changes

to her former boss about how second-
Jan 2007 (W4)    hand-smoke has affected her health? 01-Y
02-N
03- Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R
May 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes

All respondents    deleted in W4

Coverage Changes   Notes

All respondents    Question deleted

MM10_X              Question                              Response Categories

An ad showing a young child using
alphabet blocks to spell out the names
of health problems associated with
July 2006 (W3) -    smoking?                               01 – Y
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
DAYS…”                                 02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                  Response Category Changes
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
January 2007 (W4)   DAYS…”
July 2006 (W3)
Coverage           Notes
This question is FALSE as it
refers to a mass media
campaign that never existed.
Instead this question is used to
identify general respondent
biases for MM question
All respondents    agreement.

Coverage Changes   Notes

MM11_X            Question                              Response Categories
June 2006 - Dec   legislation with the message: "we can
2006 (W2-W3)      all breath a little easier"?          01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
legislation with the message: "we can
Jan 2007 (W4)     all breath a little easier"?          01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

June 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes

All respondents    deleted in W4

Coverage Changes   Notes

All respondents    Question deleted

MM12_X            Question                            Response Categories
Have you seen or heard of radio or
June 2006 - Dec   support for quitting? For example,
2007 (W2-W5)      “Quit Tip #6: Change your routine?” 01 – Y
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
DAYS…”                              02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
Have you seen or heard of radio or
support for quitting? For example,
Jan 2008 (W6)     “Quit Tip #6: Change your routine?”   01 – Y
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
Jan 2007 (W4)     DAYS…”
June 2006 (W2)
Coverage           Notes

All respondents    deleted in W6

Coverage Changes   Notes

All respondents    Question deleted

MM13_X              Question                                 Response Categories
An ad showing a woman smoking
near a window. Her smoke travels
through the house and clings to a
teddy bear that is picked up by a little
Jan 2007 - Dec 2007 girl with the message “Make your
(W4-W5)             home smoke-free”?                        01 – Y
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
DAYS…”                                   02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                         Response Category Changes
An ad showing a woman smoking
near a window. Her smoke travels
through the house and clings to a
teddy bear that is picked up by a little
girl with the message “Make your
Jan 2008 (W6)       home smoke-free”?                        01 – Y
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
DAYS…”                                   02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R
Jan 2007 (W4)
Coverage           Notes

Question added in W4; deleted in
All respondents    W6

Coverage Changes   Notes

All respondents    Question deleted

MM14_X             Question                              Response Categories

Jan - June 2007    Have you seen or heard of radio or
(W4); Jan - June   newspaper ads for the [year] Driven
2008 (W6); Jan -   to Quit Challenge, sponsored by the
June 2009 (W8)     Canadian Cancer Society?              01 – Y
PROBE: The Driven to Quit
Challenge is a quit smoking contest
for the month of March.               02 – N
INTERVIEWER NOTE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30     03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]              06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                      Response Category Changes
July 2009 (W9)

Jan 2009 (W8)
July 2008 (W7)

Jan 2008 (W6)
July 2007 (W5)
Coverage           Notes
Added in W4; deleted July 2007
(W6) and deleted in W7 (July
2008); added back in W8 (Jan
2009) and deleted in W9 (Jul
All respondents    2009)

Coverage Changes   Notes
Question deleted
Question added again in W8 with
updated year of campaign
Question deleted
Question added again in W6 with
updated year of campaign
Question deleted
MM15_X             Question                            Response Categories

April 2007 - Dec   CD with a recorded message
2008 (W4-W7)       encouraging his dad to quit smoking? 01 – Y
INTERVIEWER NOTE: if necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
DAYS…”                               02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                    Response Category Changes

CD with a recorded message
Jan 2009 (W8)      encouraging his dad to quit smoking? 01 – Y
INTERVIEWER NOTE: if necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
DAYS…”                               02 – N

03 – Do not watch tv/read newspaper
06 – DK
09 – R

April 2007 (W4)
Coverage           Notes
W6 – Jan 2008: question not
expected to be aired so deleted
for approx 1 week at the
beginning of the wave but
brought back as it was re-aired;
All respondents    deleted in W8 (Jan 2009)

Coverage Changes   Notes

All respondents    Question deleted

MM16_X              Question                              Response Categories

craving cigarettes, how hard it is to
quit, and subsequent weight gain. Sick
people counter each comment with
related illnesses such as the patient
Mar 2008 - Jun 2009 who needs oxygen and the cancer
(W6-W8)             patient who has lost 25 pounds?        01 – Yes
INTERVIEWER PROBE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
DAYS…”                                 02 – No

06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)         Question Changes                      Response Category Changes

craving cigarettes, how hard it is to
quit, and subsequent weight gain. Sick
people counter each comment with
related illnesses such as the patient
who needs oxygen and the cancer
July 2009 (W9)      patient who has lost 25 pounds?        01 – Yes
INTERVIEWER PROBE: If necessary,
remind respondent “IN THE PAST 30
DAYS…”                                 02 – No

06 – DK
09 – R

March 2009
Jan - Mar 2009

Mar 2008 (W6)
Coverage           Notes

All respondents    Deleted in W9

Coverage Changes   Notes

All respondents    Question deleted

Question brought back onto
survey
Question deleted

DE1_X             Question                             Response Categories

Jan 2006 (W2) -   First, in what year were you born?   01 - _______ ENTER YEAR
02 – DK
03 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                     Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                          Notes
Respondents not providing yr of
birth at baseline or prior
interviews                        Continuous Variable: dvage

Coverage Changes                  Notes
DE1a_X            Question                           Response Categories
Ok, can you tell me to which age
Jan 2006 (W2) -   group you belong? Are you…         01 – 18 – 24
[READ CATEGORIES 1-6]              02 – 25 – 34
03 – 35 – 44
04 – 45 – 54
05 – 55 – 64 OR
06 – 65 years of age and over
07 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                   Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                          Notes
Respondents not providing yr of
birth

Coverage Changes                  Notes
DE2_X             Question                              Response Categories

What is the highest level of education
Jan 2008 (W6) -   you have completed?                    01 – No schooling
[DO NOT READ CATEGORIES]               02 – Some elementary
03 – Completed elementary
04 – Some secondary
05 – Completed secondary
06 – Some community college,
CEGEP or nurse’s training
07 – Completed community college,
CEGEP or nurse’s training
08 – Some university or teacher’s
college
09 – Completed university or teacher’s
college
10 – Other education or training
66 – DK
99 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes

Jan 2008 (W6)
Coverage                          Notes

per year at BL, F2, F4, F6; if miss
one of these interviews,
All respondents in W6 (Jan-June respondent will be asked the
2008), then once per year at BL, subsequent interview, then again
F2, F4, F6                       during the above listed surveys

Coverage Changes                  Notes
interviews
DE3_X             Question                                Response Categories

In general, would you say your health
Jan 2006 (W2) -   is:                                     01 – Excellent

[READ CATEGORIES 1 – 5]                 02 – Very good
03 – Good
04 – Fair OR
05 – Poor
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                           Notes
Self-report ‘not at all’ smokers
who smoked between 1 week
and the past 30 days, and non-     Parallel to quetsion QB5 for
current smokers                    smokers
MDS COVERAGE: All                  No parallel question in MDS
respondents (F4-F6)                questionnaires
Derived variable: dvhealth_X

Coverage Changes                   Notes
DE4_X             Question                                Response Categories

At present are you married, living with
a partner, widowed, divorced,
separated, or have you never been
Jan 2008 (W2) -   married?                                01 – Married or living with a partner
NECESSARY]                              02 – Widowed
03 – Divorced
04 – Separated
05 – Never been married
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                        Response Category Changes

Jan 2008 (W6)

Jan 2008 (W2)
Coverage                          Notes
survey, once per year at BL, F2,
F4, F6; if miss one of these
interviews, respondent will be
All respondents in W1-W6, then    then again during the above
once per year at BL, F2, F4, F6   listed surveys

Coverage Changes                  Notes

All respondents in W1-W6, then    Limited question to be asked only
once per year at BL, F2, F4, F6   ONCE per year

All respondents                   surveys
DE12_X            Question                                 Response Categories

Earlier you reported that you work for
pay outside your home. Are you           01 – full-time job, including those on
presently working for pay in a full-time vacations, pregnancy leave, illness or
Jan 2008 (W6) -   or in a part-time job?                   other types of leave from work

Else show:                               02 – part-time job

Are you presently working for pay in a
full-time or in a part-time job, are you
unemployed, retired, a homemaker, a
student, or something else?              03 – two or more jobs
[DO NOT READ]                            04 – unemployed
NOTE: Full-time job includes those on
vacations, pregnancy leave, illness or
other types of leave from work.
Student includes STUDENTS working
part-time or a summer job.               05 – retired
06 – homemaker
07 - student (includes students
working part-time or a summer job)
08 – self-employed
09 - disability (not returning to work)
10 – other [specify]
66 – DK
99 - R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                       Response Category Changes
NOTE: Full-time job includes those on
vacations, pregnancy leave, illness or
other types of leave from work.
Student includes STUDENTS working 07 - student (includes students
July 2008 (W7)    part-time or a summer job.             working part-time or a summer job)

NOTE: Full-time job includes those on 01 – full-time job, including those on
vacations, pregnancy leave, illness or vacations, pregnancy leave, illness or
March 2008 (W6)   other types of leave from work.        other types of leave from work
02 – part-time job
03 – two or more jobs
04 – unemployed
05 – retired
06 – homemaker
07 – student (includes students
working part-time)
08 – self-employed
09 - disability (not returning to work)
10 – other [specify]

Earlier you reported that you work for
pay outside your home. Are you             01 – full-time job, including those on
presently working for pay in a full-time   vacations, pregnancy leave, illness or
January 2008 (W6)   or in a part-time job?                     other types of leave from work
Else show:                                 02 – part-time job

Are you presently working for pay in a
full-time or in a part-time job, are you
unemployed, retired, a homemaker, a 03 – sick leave, maternity leave,
student, or something else?              strike, etc.
[DO NOT READ]                            04 – unemployed
05 – retired
06 – homemaker
07 – student (includes students
working part-time)
08 – self-employed
09 – other [specify]
66 – DK
99 – R
Coverage                          Notes

per year at BL, F2, F4, F6; if miss
one of these interviews,
All respondents in W6 (Jan-June respondent will be asked the
2008), then once per year at BL, subsequent interview, then again
F2, F4, F6                       during the above listed surveys
Clarified response category 07 in
W7

Coverage Changes                  Notes

modified response category 07 to
include summer jobs

Question response categories
revised for clarity - new response
category 03, 09; 'other' recoded
to response category 10
DE13_X            Question                                 Response Categories

Including yourself, how many people
18 years of age or older are currently   01 - _____ Enter number
Jan 2008 (W6) -   living in your household?                [DE13an_X range: 0-15]

06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                         Response Category Changes

Jan 2008 (W6) -
Coverage                          Notes

per year at BL, F2, F4, F6; if miss
one of these interviews,
All respondents in W6 (Jan-June respondent will be asked the
2008), then once per year at BL, subsequent interview, then again
F2, F4, F6                       during the above listed surveys
Continuous Variable:
DE13num_X

Coverage Changes                  Notes
surveys
DE5a_X          Question                              Response Categories

How many children under 18 years of 01 - _____ Enter number
Jan 2006 (W2)   age live in your household?         [DE5an_X range: 0-15]

06 – DK

09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)     Question Changes                      Response Category Changes

Jan 2008 (W6)
How many children under 18 years of
Jan 2006 (W2)   age live in your household
Coverage                          Notes

per year at BL, F2, F4, F6; if miss
one of these interviews,
All respondents in W1-W6, then    subsequent interview, then again
once per year at BL, F2, F4, F6   during the above listed surveys
Continuous Variable:
DE5num_X

Public use variable name is DE5

Coverage Changes                  Notes

All respondents in W1-W6, then    Limited question to be asked only
once per year at BL, F2, F4, F6   ONCE per year

DE14_X            Question                              Response Categories

Including yourself, how many people   01 - _____ Enter number
Jan 2008 (W6) -   in your household smoke cigarettes?   [DE14n_X RANGE: 0-15]

06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                      Response Category Changes

Jan 2008 (W6)
Coverage                          Notes

per year at BL, F2, F4, F6; if miss
one of these interviews,
All respondents in W6 (Jan-June respondent will be asked the
2008), then once per year at BL, subsequent interview, then again
F2, F4, F6                       during the above listed surveys
Continuous Variable:
DE14num_X

Coverage Changes                  Notes
interviews
DE15_X          Question                           Response Categories
last spoke to you on [DATE OF LAST
Jan 2008 (W6)   INTERVIEW]?                        01 – Yes
02 – No
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)     Question Changes                  Response Category Changes

Oct 2009 (W9)

Jan 2008 (W6)
Coverage                          Notes

All respondents (F1, F2, F3 and   Modification to inlcude MDS
MDS)                              respondents in W9

Coverage Changes                  Notes
CATI error was skipping MDS
respondents out of this question.
This was modified in W9 to ask
All respondents (F1, F2, F3 and   all respondents in all follow-up
MDS)                              surveys

F1, F2, F3 respondents            Question added
DE9_X              Question                             Response Categories

How would you describe your sense of
July 2007 (W5) -   Would you say:                       01 – Very strong,

PROBE: How strongly do you feel that
you are part of your local community? 02 – Somewhat strong,
[READ CATEGORIES 01 – 04]             03 – Somewhat weak, OR
04 – Very weak
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)        Question Changes                     Response Category Changes

Oct 2009 (W9)

Jan 2008 (W6)

July 2007 (W5)
Coverage                           Notes

Respondents in (F1, F2, F3 or      Coverage modified in W6 as well
MDS) who have changed their        as placement of question in the
address since their last interview survey

Modification to inlcude MDS
respondents in W9

Coverage Changes                   Notes
CATI error was skipping MDS
respondents out of this question.
Respondents in (F1, F2, F3 or      This was modified in W9 to ask
MDS) who have changed their        all respondents in all follow-up
address since their last interview surveys
Limited coverage to those who
have a new address since last
interview and changed
Respondents in (F1, F2, F3) who placement of question in follow-
have changed their address since up surveys to allow for better
their last interview               interview flow

All respondents (F1, F2, F3)       Question added
DE10_X            Question                             Response Categories

Which of the following best describes
Jan 2008 (W6) -   your main residence?                  01 – A detached, single family home

02 – An attached house such as a
[READ CATEGORIES 1-4]                townhouse, or a semi-detached house

03 – A multiple unit dwelling, such as
an apartment building, a condominium
apartment, or a duplex
04 – Shared accommodation, such as
a rooming house, dorm, or retirement
home
05 – Other specify
06 – DK
09 – R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                     Response Category Changes

Oct 2009 (W9)

Jan 2008 (W6)
Coverage                           Notes

Respondents (F1, F2, F3 or
MDS) who have changed their        Added to F.UP on January 2008
address since their last interview (W6)

Modification to inlcude MDS
respondents in W9

Coverage Changes                   Notes
CATI error was skipping MDS
respondents out of this question.
Respondents (F1, F2, F3 or         This was modified in W9 to ask
MDS) who have changed their        all respondents in all follow-up
address since their last interview surveys

Respondents who have changed
DE7               Question                               Response Categories
01 - __________ ENTER 6-DIGIT
Jan 2006 (W2) -   Can you just tell me your postal code? POSTAL CODE
PROBE: This information will be used
for regional classification purposes
only                                   06 – DK
09 – No/R

EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                    Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                       Notes
Respondents who do not want to

Coverage Changes              Notes
DE8_X             Question                                   Response Categories
Would you be willing to provide me
with the first 3 digits of your postal     01 - __________ ENTER 3-DIGIT
Jan 2006 (W2) -   code?                                      POSTAL CODE
PROBE: As a reminder, this
information will be kept completely
confidential and will not be shared with
any person or group that is not
associated with this survey. This
information will be used to help us
understand regional differences in
behaviours and beliefs related to
tobacco.                                   06 – DK
09 – No/R
EDITS
Date (Wave)       Question Changes                           Response Category Changes
Jan 2006 (W2)
Coverage                       Notes

Respondents who do not want to Question NOT revised since
provide full postal code       added in W2

Coverage Changes               Notes